Posted On:4/13/2006 10:46pm
Style: Muso Shinden Ryu
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.
Posted On:4/13/2006 11:36pm
Posted On:4/13/2006 11:40pm
Style: Dancing the Spears
If you dont want to talk about weapons why would you look at post in the armoury?
and humble, too!
Posted On:4/13/2006 11:43pm
Style: Systema, BJJ, Arrestling
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.
Style: lol yet again more Judo !
Originally Posted by HwangJangLee
People with a taste for fine weapons ...
btw ... nice blade ...
Originally Posted by ghost55
Violence is pretty uncommon in clubs in this area, and the dude didn't seem particularly hostile up until the moment he slapped me.
“I don't mean to sound bitter, cold, or cruel, but I am, so that's how it comes out.”
Posted On:4/13/2006 11:47pm
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.
Posted On:4/14/2006 12:13am
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.
Posted On:4/14/2006 12:17am
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.
Posted On:4/14/2006 12:43am
Style: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu
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?
"No. Listen to me because I know what I'm talking about here." -- Hannibal
Posted On:4/14/2006 1:21am
Style: Jabs & Cross Kung Fu
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.
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