Collecting Swords - Page 2




 
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September 25th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
you will find them...but probably extremely expensive.
So what is it exactly, do u only like Japanese swords??
September 26th, 2005  
OORAH
 
 
I not only like looking and owning particular swords that i like, i like to use them.

After i got my black belt in taekwondo, about two years ago, i have taken an interest in weapons. I trained in Bo, which is a staff, sai, which is like a handheld trident, kama, which is a blade on the end of a small stick, and finally sword. I loved sword the minute i picked up the bokken, or wooden sword one uses to get themselves used to sword handling.

I have gotten very good, and I bought a razor shapr sword straight from Japan a couple of months ago. I have some rather serious plans of going to Japan to train with some masters. ( if only my parents understood)

I got to train in a group setting with a master form Japan one year ago. A group in Canada invited and paid the airfare for Nashiro Sensei, the highest ranking weapons expert in Japan. He, and everything he taught me was awesome. I will never forget that week.


September 27th, 2005  
5.56X45mm
 
 
I have one or two. Nothing special.
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September 28th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
In the family we have two swords from my Grandpa. One is the samurai sword from a Japanese officer of a POW camp in the Phillipines. The other that he prized more was given to him by a Phillipine resistance fighter. It is STOUT. It was made from the leaf spring of a truck and ground down to hold an edge. It weighs a ton and is sharp as all get out. My Grandpa was a racist ol bastard and the only Asians he ever respected were the Phillipinos who fought the Japanese.

Here in China you can buy swords just about anywhere but they aren't allowed to have an edge on them. I bought my brother a "genuine" Chinese ninja short sword in Beijing a couple years ago and took it home to him. He has since rectified the not having an edge problem and swears by his circa 2002 Chinese Ninja Sword...
September 30th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
You guyz should leave east asian swords be for now.

And take a look at the magnificent curve of the shamshir and the like..

try it, google it, and tell me what u think




Look at the beauty
October 2nd, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
so u all are speechless eh , dont blame ya
October 10th, 2005  
Fox
 
 
I have an American Civil war sword from Union.
October 10th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
must be one hell of a masterpice
October 15th, 2005  
bulldogg
 
 
Hey MacB, the shamshir IS a beautiful weapon and I have seen a few that make the pics here look pretty mundane. The only thing I would have against them is that although the curve increases total cutting area it lessens the striking distance of the weapon and gives just a hairs more time for your enemy to react before the blade would make contact. I think it looks wonderful but is not practical.
October 15th, 2005  
MightyMacbeth
 
 
I do agree with u bulldogg. But some of them, because of that reason, are created a little bit long, and some arent as much curved. It magnificent too, on that I agree.