Talk:Spada da lato

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-citation no4 redirects to a site selling recreation swords, and does not in any way support the statement made. Either the content of the page changed, or this is a ploy to redirect to a commercial site; either way it is far from a valid citation. The term "swashbuckler" has also been suggested to come from the practice of deliberately strutting in an exaggerated way so that one is accompanied by the sound of his sword swashing against his buckler on the hip.

- Actually the linked site,, is for historical fencing enthusiasts, not for selling swords. The site lists a staff of academic and technical consultants, including professors and authors on the subject, and would seem to be authoritative. Don Hollway (talk) 00:05, 8 July 2011 (UTC)


Linking to sites advertising products or reviewing products for sale by other sites generate a bad precedent and encourage people to smuggle in more such links elsewhere. A link should only go to a site with no sales going on beyond advertising. Also a review is little better than a blog entry. We wouldn't allow the reviewer's blog as a source and we shouldn't allow a review either. Ekwos (talk) 18:33, 1 January 2011 (UTC)