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by Matt Easton
Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:16 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Blades uk katana questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

I'm very happy with mine (the 'Inspiration'). The only drawback is that you cannot see a hamon at all.

Matt
by Matt Easton
Sun Jan 27, 2008 1:56 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Blades uk katana questions
Replies: 10
Views: 2338

Re: Blades uk katana questions

Bamboo wrote:the width of the blade seems to go over the habaki, is that normal?
Mine doesn't.

Matt
by Matt Easton
Mon Jan 21, 2008 7:39 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Academic dueling
Replies: 3
Views: 1237

You can buy them from several places that I cannot link to here, but search for 'schlager' (the name of the basket-hilted swords used).
by Matt Easton
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:17 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Another help me decide thread...
Replies: 22
Views: 4954

It already works in Italy, where they have laws regarding sharp swords that do not apply to blunt ones.
by Matt Easton
Fri Jan 18, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Another help me decide thread...
Replies: 22
Views: 4954

Iaito will not be banned because all the documentation released says 'single-edged' swords - if it doesn't have an edge, then it isn't single-edged.
If they say that an 'edge' doesn't need to be sharp, then you simply point out that a katana has two edges... one sharp, one blunt. :)

Matt
by Matt Easton
Tue Jan 15, 2008 2:02 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: The new law and what it means to you
Replies: 148
Views: 43967

That may actually be a long-term government plan to increase efficiency. :D
by Matt Easton
Tue Jan 15, 2008 12:50 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: The new law and what it means to you
Replies: 148
Views: 43967

I'm afraid there is only one vote that counts these days - emigration.

Matt
by Matt Easton
Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:58 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Barnett Swords on B-UK
Replies: 18
Views: 10775

Thank you.
Regards,
Matt
by Matt Easton
Sun Jan 13, 2008 9:50 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: New Barnett Swords on B-UK
Replies: 18
Views: 10775

Fair enough. But please remove the text taken from my website as well then please. I have notified the author that his text is being used here. Feel free to link to our reviews, but do not copy them here or use the author's review without his permission.
Thank you,
Matt
by Matt Easton
Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:52 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Mortuary Hilt Sword
Replies: 4
Views: 5287

The blade on the blunt 'practical' is far too narrow and diminutive. But the sharps are okay.

Matt
by Matt Easton
Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:43 pm
Forum: Fudoshin Dojo
Topic: Required Reading?
Replies: 2
Views: 3298

Il Fior di Battaglia by Fiore dei Liberi, circa 1410:
http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/fiore/

Matt
by Matt Easton
Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:56 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Will any escape the ban
Replies: 12
Views: 2928

Well, I doubt that. But as I said, we will see.

Matt
by Matt Easton
Wed Jan 09, 2008 5:14 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Will any escape the ban
Replies: 12
Views: 2928

Well, time will tell. But we have yet to see how they are going to administer the exemptions from the ban, and what those exemptions will apply to exactly. If they had to make exemptions for all swords then it would be even more complicated, because they are unlikely to want to upset the larger comm...
by Matt Easton
Wed Jan 09, 2008 2:18 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Will any escape the ban
Replies: 12
Views: 2928

Despite people saying that they are considering banning other things, the consultation does actually state in big black and white letters that they are not considering adding any other weapons to the Order at the moment.

Matt
by Matt Easton
Mon Jan 07, 2008 6:11 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Home Office PDF Document regarding the impending sword ban
Replies: 22
Views: 8381

That may be the case, but it only needs a dealer abroad, say in France (or any other EU country that we don't have to pay tax to import from), to start selling the individual parts. :)

Matt