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    Quote Originally Posted by Sempai View Post
    If you can I'd recommend getting an old bayonet dummy or something similar too. All the kata and drills in the world don't make a difference if you can't cut something without getting stuck.
    I wasn't going to respond to this as it is a bit of a silly statement. But I don't want people thinking I am agreeing with you. Now yes getting "stuck" in someone is important when with sword work (which according to your style field you do the WWII-era Japanese Sword Drawing that was never used in battle, so I don't think you style trains that way) but this is a moot point when dealing with small modern self-defense blade with the 1-2" blade as they don't penetrate far enough for the muscle to constrict around it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by selfcritical View Post
    Die Less Often is the best i've seen, although I like the way that STAB breaks down the reference positions.
    Both STAB and Die Less Often are awesome.

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    Still it's a good idea to test your knife's penetration capabilities without bending or breaking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sempai View Post
    Still it's a good idea to test your knife's penetration capabilities without bending or breaking.
    That's a subject for blade materials thread. However, the modern Steels (440A, 440C, AUS 6, AUS 8, 154CM, 1095) are all tried and true for solid use without bending or breaking.
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