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by Killua
Mon May 08, 2006 7:34 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Self Defense Swords
Replies: 68
Views: 23771

Jaques is exactly right. We aren't being harsh out of elitism or internet snobbery (although that is fun), it's born out of genuine concern.
by Killua
Mon May 08, 2006 6:20 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Paul Chen and Musashi swords
Replies: 4
Views: 2910

Though chances are you're not going to find a 'musashi' sword better than a PC one. Only thing that makes most 'muashi' katanas a 'musashi' katana is the double ring tsuba. I dont know if its even historically accurate tbh. There's a pretty nice Dynasty Forge one floating about too and then there's...
by Killua
Mon May 08, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: The Cutting Edge
Topic: Blade Trinity Sabre
Replies: 18
Views: 8681

Urgh, the cord just adds insult to injury (not that they could use a chain to be fair). Just nasty, which is a shame, because I like most of the Blade merchandise in the looks department.
by Killua
Mon May 08, 2006 6:16 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Self Defense Swords
Replies: 68
Views: 23771

Perhaps the time you'd otherwise direct into being foolish with a sword could go into sorting the root of the problem?

Just a thought.
by Killua
Mon May 08, 2006 6:15 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: WWII Japanese "katana" - Authentic or no?
Replies: 12
Views: 3923

Blackbird wrote:One question, did you get it from an ebay dealer?
I believe he has yes. The name Badtrack rings a bell to me as an Ebay retailer operating from China selling Chinese and "Japanese" swords. Take from that what you will.
by Killua
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:53 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: nunchaku vids
Replies: 21
Views: 7220

[ bruce lee movie and think thats how fast it should be done but his nunchaku where very light and had a long chain(the sound effects made it seem like one strike was 2-3) nath/2841981 That's hardly a valid argument, it's just the style of nunchaku that he liked to use. I also prefer long chained/s...
by Killua
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:50 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: A Banshee Question
Replies: 14
Views: 4429

I've heard of people using it for Krabi Krabong and such, so it's clearly versatile in that respect. I don't know the validity of using it as such, but it's a possibility.
by Killua
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:47 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Tony Long stuff
Replies: 5
Views: 2337

TL swords are known to be inferior to PC. I know alot of people who won't use PC's either because of bad experiences, so I'd say steer clear of TL's for anything more than a carbon wallhanger.
by Killua
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:45 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Wooden weapons?
Replies: 16
Views: 7213

Goddamn, the only damage on my grooved bokken is when a brick came flying over my fence and I raised the bokken whilst moving. Yeah, lovely youth ¬_¬

You must've been going pretty forcefully to actually break it o.O Perhaps a bad knot or something in the wood?
by Killua
Fri Apr 14, 2006 1:40 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: How do you pronounce Wakizashi
Replies: 10
Views: 3870

Hmm, I usually go for:

Wa-ki-zash(i)

The i at the end would be silentish, the same was the u on "desu" is.
by Killua
Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:57 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Import Charges
Replies: 15
Views: 6091

20% That's fair enough, I was expecting something like that. Thanks for the advice too. Now just got to wait...and wait....
by Killua
Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:32 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Airsoft guns banned soon..... swords too!???????
Replies: 34
Views: 10532

It's a complete failure to realise that problems. Legitimate owners are very rarely the ones who cause the problems, yet are the ones always punished by the law. How often do you hear of Airsoft or Swords being used in crimes? Maybe twice a year? How often is someone stabbed with a kitchen knife, or...
by Killua
Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:15 pm
Forum: Sword Collectors Chat
Topic: It's good to be a celebrity!!
Replies: 6
Views: 4231

It always saddens me to see things like that. Not out of jealousy, but just knowing that sword is probably going to waste.
by Killua
Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Fudoshin Dojo
Topic: Nutty sil-lum kuen vid
Replies: 4
Views: 3441

When the guy put his leg up to his ear I thought he was going to do the move where they fall over straight into the splits, makes me cringe everytime I see them do that. Oh God, when I first saw that, it gave me nightmares ;.; I have the Wheel of Life DVD and a young lad, about 12, does it. Man, lo...
by Killua
Wed Jan 04, 2006 5:12 pm
Forum: Fudoshin Dojo
Topic: Wing Chun vid.
Replies: 9
Views: 4925

Wow, yeah that is impressive, it's a shame that the quality of the video is quite poor. It's pretty scary how effortlessly he taking that guy down, I wonder if that was improv or whether he as just showing different techniques. But cool find. Cal Looked like improvisation, to me. If it is, it's ver...