Parrying a table leg by patjila

During the training table legs transformed into wooden swords are used.
A good way of recycling isn’t it? Oh by the way the axe was real.
At the end of the training the sword was broken into pieces…who said it’s just a boys game??

Shot taken during the pvp combat training session in the Encampment of Kampen in Netherlands 2011. This year there will be no event taken place, too bad!

It was for me a practise of using Selective Colours, and studying poses during combat. (For what? Fighting? Nah, just for drawing experience, boring eh?)

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  • Photography by Mathilde
    Photography by...about 3 years ago

    Love this action shot Annet – great capture !!

  • Thanks lots Mattie I was amazed about the recycling of table legs and now when I see discarded tables I think hmm should that be 4 good training swords? :))

    – patjila

  • Norma-jean Morrison
    Norma-jean Mor...about 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much dear Normaje, they are best friends still and that’s the most important after such a battle :)

    – patjila

  • Gilberte
    Gilberteabout 3 years ago

    What a table leg can be used for!! good it was not a chippendale table!
    Good action shot Annet.

  • ha ha Gilberte it would be a beautiful arty sword …but a tiny little bit too expensive I guess (when smashed to pieces that would hurt wouldn’t it? :)
    Thank you so much, dankje Gilberte!

    – patjila

  • billfox256
    billfox256about 3 years ago

    A really terrific capture!!! Bill

  • Hi Bill glad you like my practising on a practising battle :)) Thank you my friend so much!

    – patjila

  • Hans Bax
    Hans Baxabout 3 years ago

    Mooi actieshot! Doet het goed met de selective colouring!
    Liefs en groeten en fijne avond!
    Hans xxx

  • Dankje Hans, twas het proberen waard blijkt heel hartelijk dank voor je geweldige support! Hoop dat je een fijn weekend hebt enneh ontwijk de hagel buien ze zijn echt fel! Groetjes en liefs Annet xx

    – patjila

    JUSTARTabout 3 years ago

    great work

  • Hi sylvia dankje!!

    – patjila

  • Steven  Agius
    Steven Agiusabout 3 years ago

    Great shot and sc work Annet.

  • Glad you like the old fashioned battle action Steven :)) thank you lots!

    – patjila

  • Robin King
    Robin Kingabout 3 years ago

    Oh, my goodness! this is very very cool!
    A real axe!!!

  • Yep, but it went all right it looks spectacular indeed, no injuries, only the sword broken. Np there are plenty spare ones ready to be used!

    – patjila

  • Robin Brown
    Robin Brownabout 3 years ago

    I hope nobody got hurt during the making of the crackin Shot Princess!
    Which of these brave knights won the ladies fair hand? :o) xx

  • Lord Whatshisname from Rat Bourough who broke the sword in a wild parry won, but there wasn’t a lady watching ^^ :))) Ta very Robbs have a brill weekend! xx

    – patjila

  • Raymond Kerr
    Raymond Kerralmost 3 years ago

    Great action shot !!

  • Hi Ray thank you so much it was fantastic to watch the fight :)

    – patjila

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