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traditional samurai dress/weapons

Postby the blade master » Tue Jan 08, 2013 12:20 am

guys you just got to check out these pics

http://www.pbase.com/joanseeuw/image/41051835/original

keep clicking the next button(top right corner) theres quite a few
and i mean quite a few pics of armour swords tachis yari,s bows najinata,s
well allsorts worth looking at somtimes the pics stick so you,ll have to double click
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Postby Mellony » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:02 am

the blade master wrote:yari,s


Must.... resist.... urge.... to..... be..... a..... grammar..... nazi.....

But yea, cool link blade, got some funny looks scrolling through those at my desk lol
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Postby the blade master » Tue Jan 08, 2013 1:10 pm

:roll: :roll:
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Re: traditional samurai dress/weapons

Postby liquidator96 » Tue Jan 08, 2013 11:48 pm

Some of those blades looked more curvey, (yes I know it's not a real word, so :GG me!) than modern katana's, could it be that Koto are designing more 'traditional' kat's?

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Re: traditional samurai dress/weapons

Postby the blade master » Wed Jan 09, 2013 12:09 am

curvey eh bloody heathen lols seriously tho did you notice how many were carried tachi style tho
plus the archers and the stirrups completley different to the western ones and some rather interesting
tanto's as well as other weapons
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Postby liquidator96 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:47 pm

I normally only see Samurai in movies, it's good to see how the're actually supposed to look, :D

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Postby Lone Wolf » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:22 pm

Seeing those guys with the massive spears makes me understand the words in journey to the west about monkey's staff being as thick as a rice bowl, they cant get their hands roubd them thry are so wide.

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Postby Geordie Ross » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:30 pm

I love journey to the west, monkey magic!
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Postby liquidator96 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:02 am

Wasn't he born from an egg on a mountain top?

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Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:08 pm

Yep, a magical egg no less
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Postby Lone Wolf » Thu Jan 10, 2013 1:40 pm

A stone egg on the mountain of flowers and fruit, the pillar that holds up the sky, the first peace of land created on earth.

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Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:36 pm

Pigsy was my favourite.
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Postby liquidator96 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 2:42 pm

How could not love Sandy, I hated the horse or fish character from season 2, :>

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Re: traditional samurai dress/weapons

Postby Dotanuki2K » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:57 pm

I don't believe those are massive spears you are refering to, but rather banner poles. Like the war banners they set in the ground with the screens by the Samurai general. Like in the movies, Kagemusha and Heaven and Earth.
Remember the Monkey King could also make his staff as small as a toothpick if he wished. Although I'm quessing much of what you are refering to has to do with some sort of TV show in the UK?
I was lucky enough to view some early chinese graphic novels, some of which involved stories of the monkey king and his companions, others about the famous chinese general Kwan, (who invented the Kwan Dao halberd) and the 108 mountain bandits. The art work was fantastic, some of the best I've ever seen. It was stuff most westerners very seldom have the access to see.
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Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:04 pm

Don't you have monkey across the pond? Its a Chinese/Japanese show from the 80's it was a big hit over here, you can probably find them online, its authentic name is something like saiyuki, based on journey to the west.

http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&rct=j& ... 0187,d.d2k
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