cool.Wraith wrote:fair enough.
thats fine, any more spring to mind dont hesitate to ask.Wraith wrote: sai, or straight bladed swords have never been looked into by myself, as far as martial function are concerned. (hence the questions)
Wraith wrote: im of the thinking that the main use of the weapon is its nature (ie, in your weapons, the main function, to me, is as a sword. so it would have more design features from a sword.... but that would be my take on it... your obviously coming from the other direction)
right i think i get your point here however i will try to explain my view a little more
the design remit came about originally after i saw a picture of a sai guard mounted on a WWII era bayonet
in other words i am designing from a sai point of view out toward a sword not the other way....so its sai first sword second for example the kata with a sai are fundamentally the same except that you have to bear in mind the following
one edge is now sharp a "live" side
the sword tip extends beyond your elbow (extra weapon functionality)
any flipping of the sai (as you will see in my vids) must be 100% correct or things can get messy.
the blocks and strikes within sai kata are now cuts and thrusts and the parrying is more sword orientated than before.
thats the idea in a nutshell and i think thats what you where getting at in your last post
i hope you can see that a wakizashi to sai (or any short sword form) would present more problems than the approach i have taken although its still more than possible to do/adapt.