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  1. Lane is offline
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     Style: Muso Shinden Ryu

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    My sword is bigger than your sword











    Facts:

    The blade is a Liveblade Shobu zukuri. I think that it's 1090 or 1095 differentially-hardened monosteel. The koshirae are all new, all Fred Lohman, who also did the tsuka-ito.

    The blade 2-4-0 shaku.

    I honestly think that among production swords, it is impossible to do better than a Liveblade... except maybe a Nosyuiaido steel iaito. I haven't cut with one of those before. But anything less feels dull and clunky compared to how well a Liveblade handles. Plus, the new fittings from Lohman up the quality even more.
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    ......who, cares?
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     Style: Dancing the Spears

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    If you dont want to talk about weapons why would you look at post in the armoury?
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     Style: Systema, BJJ, Arrestling

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    I've always thought that swords and **** were pretty gay, but honestly, that's pretty cool. It's like some sort of deadly sculpture. But I still hate swords.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HwangJangLee
    ......who, cares?

    People with a taste for fine weapons ...












    btw ... nice blade ...
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     Style: Dancing the Spears

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    I was a sword nerd before I became a gun nerd. I've owned mostly utilitarian aimed peices, the fanciest thing i've ever owned was one of howard clarks 900 layer workings.

    Now my fanciest sword is an AT1555 by angus trim, nice to look at, but deffinitly primarily a utilitarian peice, especially the way i let mine get all mucked up and somewhat rusty.

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    Posted On:
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    Angus Trim == sword-making god. He has powers.

    I've got a DD1601 Irish Ringhilt broadsword too. Angus really makes the best Western blades there are, hands down.

    I don't cut as well with it as I do with my Japanese-style swords, but that's probably a consequence of training more than anything else. WMA are hard to find where I'm at.

    Oh, and I didn't oil mine down after my last cutting session, and it got a little rusty too. I got some metal glo from my local hardware store and she polished right up.
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    Really? Texas is like a big ARMA hub but I dont know where Waco is in relation to where the twpo big arma groups there are.

    I'm pretty happy with my 1555, I let my students cut with it and they'd frequently hit the edge of the the 55gallon steel drum we were using for a cutting stand on misjudged cuts and the sword would take pretty much no damage but was cutting the lip of the drum pretty good.

    How long is the handle on the 1601? It might be a handle length thing thats flubbing your technique. I got the 1555 because it has a very long handle, which gives good leverage and control, and is kind of required to do many of the twisting cut motions of the german longsword syle.
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     Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

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    Arahoushi: That's a really nice blade. Of course, I don't know much about blades, but it seems really nice. About how much does it weigh?
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    Posted On:
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    I like Big sword too...

    Hi people,

    When I was younger I did fantasized about taking up CMA specifically to learn how to wield something like this mainly for the cool factor, sans the funny outfit of course. When I was much younger, I actually wanted to buy one for keepsake, my dad would have none of my nonsense. Thank god I grew out of this fetish.


    Below is another type of sword I would love to learn how to wield; the naginata:-

    Looks like I have a liking for big sword too.

    GMW
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