(Sometime in August...)
Cross-hilts for our shinai finally arrived, so we now have cheap(ish),
light-weight training weapons that we can use to practice longsword
techniques at moderate speed with only moderate "armour". They're way
too much fun!
[Bit of a gap in our notes here - we were all busy with Coronation,
winter sniffles, etc - but we spent this period working on German
Longsword, using both Meyer and earlier sources.]