The Belt Sword
Last night (which was this morning for you residing on the more refined side of the pacific), my girlfriend sent me this link:
Finally, a product which can fulfill the fantasy which was begun when Phil Elmore wrote Street Sword. That day, long dreamed of, where you unleash your inner samurai skills on a savage gang full of Warriors rejects who's only goal in life is your personal detriment... now that day is night.
I think I shall be ordering one post haste, presuming I can't find one here in China on a shelf in another art and camping gear store.
That's actually quite awesome.
Edit: I think I'm seriously going to get one.
Last edited by Anna Kovacs; 8/03/2008 7:39pm at .
I thought you might. I know how you love your armaments.
I'm very curious as to how quickly one can draw a belt sword. Being able to go from "guy wearing a belt" to "guy wearing a belt, and also holding a sword" in 0.05 seconds seems like it could be useful in so many circumstances. Haggling, for instance, I feel would be made much easier if I could seemingly produce a sword from mid-air whilst negotiating a price.
Well the thread you posted has the guy saying that it can be deployed quicker then a concealed handgun. (carried on the hip)
This thing is real interesting because it's extra super concealable even in the form fitting clothes and there are times where I'm downtown at night and wish I could have my gun on me but don't have a good place to hide it except in my fanny pack...which is what people would want to steal and is a very very slow place to draw from. Or I think I might get patted down/searched at the door and need to leave my gun at home.
If I could whip out a 3 foot sword like a magic trick out of nowhere then I'd at least feel safer in shitty downtown atlanta on the occasions where lugging around my 92FS in a fanny pack is not going to fly.
I'm probably going to place an order in the next couple days.
That might be very nice to have with me in the ghetto when I join my investigators in questioning witnesses. Sadly, I'm only allowed to carry less than 3 inches of blade.
I also kind of want one, even though downtown Ann Arbor is about as docile as cities get. It'd really be more for potential dramatic effect than anything. Like say I'm at a picnic, and someone needs to cut a watermelon. No need for a knife, just "KIAI!" and in a flash of steel the fruit is hewn in twain.
A good 80% of the joy any cool dangerous object whether it's a sword or a gun or even making yourself dangerous is impressing all your friends.
Last edited by Anna Kovacs; 8/03/2008 10:51pm at .
I wonder where one would get a long flat piece of steel like that.
Here's some video demonstrations of the belt sword:
Note: The first video that plays automatically when you click that link is probably not safe for work (translation: boobies!).
Holy fucking ****.
I need kenjutsu lessons, STAT.
The entire point of a concealable sword is that you can carry it where you're damn well not supposed to be carrying a fucking sword!!!
Originally Posted by Little Lamb
Last edited by maofas; 8/04/2008 1:06am at .