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7/24/2007 7:56pm,
Since the last Dog Brothers gathering, I've been pretty excited and have been scheming about something new I could bring to the table for the next one (even though its a long way off). Anyway, I've been looking into getting a rattan shield that's suitable for sparring, as most of them I've come across look like they're for forms and display only. Any thoughts?

I'm also working on a kris, and am looking for a good wood to carve a handle out of. I was thinking of using a piece of kamagong, but I hear its hard to work with. Ideas?

The_Tao
7/24/2007 9:55pm,
Do it!

I dunno you could probably carve one if you're handy in a shop.

poidog
7/25/2007 10:53am,
Since the last Dog Brothers gathering, I've been pretty excited and have been scheming about something new I could bring to the table for the next one (even though its a long way off). Anyway, I've been looking into getting a rattan shield that's suitable for sparring, as most of them I've come across look like they're for forms and display only. Any thoughts?

I'm also working on a kris, and am looking for a good wood to carve a handle out of. I was thinking of using a piece of kamagong, but I hear its hard to work with. Ideas?Hit up the Dog Brothers UK site (http://www.dogbrothers.co.uk/). At the first Euro gathering, I know a bunch of them did some shield and sword fights. They might have some ideas on good material to work with. Also, get some input from some of the WMA folks on what they use to spar. Hope to see you at the next gathering.

Aloha, PoiDog

Neildo
7/25/2007 11:30am,
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/en-garde-the-safe-bedside-table-143909.php

dual purpose!

Mr. Mantis
7/25/2007 11:59am,
I got a old german police riot shield. It's round and just better than those wicker basket shields. Good luck finding one, mine was surplus.

Teh El Macho
7/25/2007 12:25pm,
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/en-garde-the-safe-bedside-table-143909.php

dual purpose!WTF? Who runs that furniture company? Phil????

Permalost
7/25/2007 1:03pm,
http://gizmodo.com/gadgets/gadgets/en-garde-the-safe-bedside-table-143909.php

dual purpose!
That's the raddest thing I've ever seen. Ever.

Neildo
7/25/2007 1:29pm,
I got a old german police riot shield. It's round and just better than those wicker basket shields. Good luck finding one, mine was surplus.

I have an old hickory baton used by the RCMP to beat hippies. we should team up and fight crime.

Teh El Macho
7/25/2007 1:32pm,
I have an old hickory baton used by the RCMP to beat hippies. we should team up and fight crime.

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/e9/Tv_snl_ambiguously_flying.jpg (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vybfyv4jyDk)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vybfyv4jyDk

Neildo
7/25/2007 1:35pm,
Hey, that's my line.

Permalost
7/25/2007 1:54pm,
Hit up the Dog Brothers UK site (http://www.dogbrothers.co.uk/). At the first Euro gathering, I know a bunch of them did some shield and sword fights. They might have some ideas on good material to work with. Also, get some input from some of the WMA folks on what they use to spar. Hope to see you at the next gathering.

Aloha, PoiDog

Cool, I'll look into that.