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  • Strictly Fistacuffs Baby... I don't need a stinkin' weapon

    30 41.67%
  • One knife, I like it simple

    15 20.83%
  • Multiple knives, one is for kids!

    6 8.33%
  • Got's me a firearm baby

    6 8.33%
  • Why carry one when you can have both... gun & knife is the way

    9 12.50%
  • Kubaton Keychain Keeeya!

    0 0%
  • Other - Please tell

    6 8.33%
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  1. Neildo is offline
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote
    It is no more paranoid than walking around with a riot baton.
    Besides, it operates on the same principals as a sword cane, and is a great way to stop a fight before it starts.
    Or after it starts.
    You can find one at swordsofhonor.com, they are pretty cool.
    I never said I walk around with the baton, just that I have one.

    I admit a sword cane is kinda nifty, but I don't think I would ever walk around with one.

    As to "stopping a fight before it starts" what kind of altercations are you getting in to that you need to brandish a sword at possible opponents? Just wondering...

    A regular cane can do the job too. The guy that taught me some arnis learned from a 4' 11", chain-smoking, 79 year old philippino dude, who once beat half-to-death 2 guys that tried to rob him with a screwdriver, using the walking stick that he carried around because he was an old man and could get away with it. He didn't actually need it or anything.

    Sword canes are for super-villians.
    You can have one, but you must have a super-cool hideout and plans for world domination.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neildo
    I never said I walk around with the baton, just that I have one.

    I admit a sword cane is kinda nifty, but I don't think I would ever walk around with one.

    As to "stopping a fight before it starts" what kind of altercations are you getting in to that you need to brandish a sword at possible opponents? Just wondering...

    A regular cane can do the job too. The guy that taught me some arnis learned from a 4' 11", chain-smoking, 79 year old philippino dude, who once beat half-to-death 2 guys that tried to rob him with a screwdriver, using the walking stick that he carried around because he was an old man and could get away with it. He didn't actually need it or anything.

    Sword canes are for super-villians. You can have one, but you must have a super-cool hideout and plans for world domination.
    Who said that I didn't?
    Besides, the Penguin never had an underground lair, except for in the second movie.
    As for what kind of altercations might require me to brandish a sword ad possible opponants; can you name any sort of confrontation in which that would not be totally fucking awesome?
    Besides, it makes the opposition wonder the same thing you just did, "What kind of crazy asshole carries around an sword cane/umbrella?!?!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by danno
    really? i had no idea. you can't carry any weapons at all or only guns?

    For Example in New York City, the laws are very similiar to one is Britian or Austrialian, except you can carry a 4" knife or less.

    However, is places like Florida or Arizona you can carry a firearm concealed freely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFGOON
    For me it depends on where I live. When I was in college, I had to live in a scuzzy metro neighboorhood and walk everywhere I went. My glock was my companion back then. I wound up drawing it a few times - strangely not on bums or street rats but on pissed off gangs of frat boys (?!)

    Now that I live in rural Kansas, I don't worry and I don't carry. If I go to Kansas City, I am armed - period. It all depends on your situation. Guys like Canuck who live in suburban Canada probably don't know what it's like to live in an area where you're constantly being stared at and sized up by miscreants and I bet in that context carrying would be absurd.
    Is it legal to carry in KC or do you do it illegailly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Coyote
    As for what kind of altercations might require me to brandish a sword ad possible opponants; can you name any sort of confrontation in which that would not be totally fucking awesome?
    Besides, it makes the opposition wonder the same thing you just did, "What kind of crazy asshole carries around an sword cane/umbrella?!?!"

    LOL!!

    I concede.

    Go ahead, wield your sword-cane.

    But you might as well wear a cape and top hat while you're at it.
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    I prefer a black suit, white pants, and a red tie.
    The effect is still there.
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    **** no it isn't. You can't beat a cape for pure awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neildo
    I used to live in the ground floor of a hotel at Main and Hastings streets in Vancouver.

    Anybody that's ever been there will tell you it's not the nicest place to hang out, let alone live.

    I never carried down there. No idea why not, I just didn't feel the need.

    however, My room-mate once walked to the store with a Big ol' wood axe.
    The cops kindly asked him to leave his axe at home. SERIOUSLY.
    HOLY **** Neildo, I know exactly where that is. Used to pass it on the way to my friend's club, Orange No. 5.

    I've been stared at hard on that street, and I don't get stared down hard at all in most places. I used to drive my Viper down the street, stop at the light where the park is where all the crackheads hangout, they would come up to the car thinking I was the man. I guess the other Viper GTS ACR in BC which was black, belonged to a drug dealer. :)
    Quote Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".
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    Quote Originally Posted by KageKaze
    Is it legal to carry in KC or do you do it illegailly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sifu Rudy Abel
    "Just what makes a pure grappler think he can survive with an experienced striker. Especially if that striker isn't following any particular rule set and is well aware of what the grapplers strategies are".
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony
    blahblahblah...I used to drive my Viper down the street...blahblahblah
    I hate you.

    :)

    Seriously though, yeah, it was fun. We used to get stoned and stare out the window at the wacky-crack-tivities. We called it crack TV. Some of those mofo's do some weird-ass **** at 3 in the morning.

    - we threw a Molotov off the roof onto the street. Nobody cared.
    - we watched cops take a dealers ziploc bag full of crack, dump it on the street and grind it up with their boots. (in the same spot the molotov had gone off about 12 hours previous tee hee)
    - we threw a beer bash, mostly minors in attendance. Cops showed up, admired the architecture, and left.
    - we watched a drug deal go down...a grocery bag of crack was traded for a basketball-sized lump of cash.

    ahhh, good times. Oh, I lived down there for about 4 months, and never even got into a verbal argument. Oh, except for some cops who gave me a j-walking ticket. yes, a j-walking ticket on the one street in the city most notorious for drug-dealing.
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