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posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 10:43 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Im self taught
I was born for it
There is no sword I cant pick up and know how to use

Ive beaten those who have trained formally and even those who have competed regionally

Im no master by any means but talent shouldn't be passed over

I favor chinese swords, in particular the liuyedao and yanmadao
Most variations of sabers
Shamshir, talwar, shasqua, szcabla
Claymore, odachi and nodachi
Falchion, kriegsmesser, xiphos, khopesh, kopis, falcata, swept hilt rapier (not a fan of cup rapier)

To name favorites
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posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 12:41 PM
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a reply to: Elysian

My enjoyment of blades started when I took knives off my classmates in school. My argument at the time was, that if someone wants to stick one on my guts, they had best be prepared to loose the thing.

My preference in terms of longer blades runs more to the Northern European, Viking age gear. I have no idea why. Of all the people in my family though, I am the only one who only owns short blades. I believe that my family may be all too aware of how poor an idea it would be to gift me a sword of any worth



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 12:48 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Elysian

My enjoyment of blades started when I took knives off my classmates in school. My argument at the time was, that if someone wants to stick one on my guts, they had best be prepared to loose the thing.

My preference in terms of longer blades runs more to the Northern European, Viking age gear. I have no idea why. Of all the people in my family though, I am the only one who only owns short blades. I believe that my family may be all too aware of how poor an idea it would be to gift me a sword of any worth


A short blade has its merits when you know how to use it
Ive been able to fight and beat up to 3 opponents simultaneously who had longer ones
Not quite Musashi levels of talent but nothing to sneeze at



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 12:58 PM
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a reply to: Elysian

Oh yea is that right



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 01:03 PM
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originally posted by: TechniXcality
a reply to: Elysian

Oh yea is that right


Uncoordinated group is uncoordinated
And people seem to think that swordsmanship strictly utilizes the blade
They tend not to expect getting grappled or punched or kicked

Im going to assume you understand this was sparring, not a life and death struggle



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 02:06 PM
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a reply to: Elysian

By short, I am talking sub four inch.

Well... Aside from my bill hook I suppose. My sister has two racks of replica swords, her fella has several around... Even my mother has a sword, although it is one of the ones suitable for belly dancing, blunt as all hell, un bladed entirely.

Me? I got my bill hook, my Bowie knife (which is so old, and was so well used before I got it that it is no where near its original length) and some other sundry stuff, but no sword of my own. I would really like a bastard sword personally. And a bo staff for that matter. Spinning items amuse me.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 02:29 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Elysian

By short, I am talking sub four inch.

Well... Aside from my bill hook I suppose. My sister has two racks of replica swords, her fella has several around... Even my mother has a sword, although it is one of the ones suitable for belly dancing, blunt as all hell, un bladed entirely.

Me? I got my bill hook, my Bowie knife (which is so old, and was so well used before I got it that it is no where near its original length) and some other sundry stuff, but no sword of my own. I would really like a bastard sword personally. And a bo staff for that matter. Spinning items amuse me.


Yeah cyclonic patterns and switching hands and behind the back are fun to do
I can recommend some relatively cheap ones if you would like? fully functional, carbon steel and up

Swords in general, not specifically bastard swords
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posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 02:40 PM
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a reply to: Elysian

Well that's very nice of you.

Perhaps I will have use of that information, when I have some money lol!



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 02:44 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Elysian

Well that's very nice of you.

Perhaps I will have use of that information, when I have some money lol!


This is a link to the next one im saving up for but this website is a good one
www.trueswords.com...

Musashi and Shinwa brands are the more reliable for less

Shinwa is hand forge-folded

They have some cold steel models that are considered "factory-seconds" so they are cheaper then straight out of coldsteel



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 02:58 PM
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a reply to: Elysian

Why are they considered seconds?

Finish troubles?



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 03:07 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Nothing horrible
A scratch on the scabbard will qualify it as a second



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 03:16 PM
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a reply to: Elysian

That's outrageous!

A sword is not an ornament. A scratch on the scabbard should not be enough to devalue it.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Well they are known for selling top value swords
Little things like that drop the value because they dont want to disappoint customers



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 05:46 PM
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a reply to: Elysian

All I would care about when looking for a sword, would be its balance, edge, weight, and durability. Mind you, I would probably have to look into legality in terms of owning battle ready or better swords in my country. My nations government has been singularly effective at removing peoples freedoms when it comes to some things, I'm afraid.



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 05:49 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Well thats a bummer
Still worst case they have a nice variety of knives to choose from as well



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 06:22 PM
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a reply to: Elysian

I already have more knives than one man can weild at once!


But I tell you what, its not often that I get to discuss ancient weaponry with someone who self describes as "cutesy", so thanks for that anyway!



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 06:32 PM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

Well its not often I spend my free time talking to anyone about a subject I enjoy
And I got stood up so my day is better thanks to you



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 06:41 PM
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a reply to: Elysian

Well I am glad to be of service in that regard, although it is a shame you got stood up! Very sorry to hear that!



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 07:14 PM
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originally posted by: TrueBrit
a reply to: Elysian

Well I am glad to be of service in that regard, although it is a shame you got stood up! Very sorry to hear that!


No news here
If I had $20 for every time I got stood up I could pay off my credit card debt



posted on Aug, 14 2015 @ 11:48 PM
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lmao



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