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Armory, Self Defense, And EDC => Edged Weapons and Tools => Topic started by: archer on October 16, 2008, 11:49:50 AM

Title: What swords do you have...
Post by: archer on October 16, 2008, 11:49:50 AM
OK, what swords or overlong knives do you have? Do you have pictures? What training have you taken (if any)?

I'll start out with the swords I have (not many). I'll have to add pictures later.

I have a WWII Japanese Infantry Katana that I inherited from a friend that he received from his Dad who received it from a WWII vet. It is not very fancy, rather plain, but it's sharp and a piece of history

My other short is more of a large dagger that I received as a groomsmen present at my brothers wedding a few years ago. It's good for show, has no edge on it and probably will not hold a decent edge since it's cheap steel (was made in India).
Title: Re: What swords do you have...
Post by: Tactical Badger on November 11, 2008, 02:36:06 PM
Okay.  I'll admit it.  I have a couple of cheap katanas hanging around the house.

Do Kendo shinai's count? ;D
Title: Re: What swords do you have...
Post by: millerized1 on November 11, 2008, 02:56:30 PM
I'm not allowed around sharp objects.


Seriously.




I'm forbidden to have anything sharper than a piece of cardboard.
Just ask my wife
Title: Re: What swords do you have...
Post by: Patriot:Ex Machina on November 11, 2008, 04:55:30 PM
I've got a couple of full tang katanas that set me back much more than I should've spent.
Not that they weren't worth it, I just didn't need to spend that kind of cash at 20 bucks.  ::)

I have a few broadswords that are more for show than anything else, and a Confederate saber that hangs above my mantle.
Title: Re: What swords do you have...
Post by: ColdHaven on November 11, 2008, 04:58:32 PM
Well I have only two full tang swords. One is a short katana, and one is a straight samurai katana. Training? None. I just hope to swing it around alot and hopefully not hurt myself or friends. ;) Here are a few of my sharp useable weapons.  :D


(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/ColdHavenV/Survivalism/PICT0506.jpg)
This pic has my hunting knife, combat knife, and just fun knife. I should have included my survival knife but that is in my jeep. Might have to include it later.

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/ColdHavenV/Survivalism/PICT0507.jpg)
Just closer up.

(http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a235/ColdHavenV/Survivalism/PICT0494.jpg)
Ah...my full tang katana. I love this thing. Light weight, sharp as a Ginsu, and has a blood groove. If I knew how to use this I would be much happy.  ;D I will have to make do with playing with my bokken.
Title: Re: What swords do you have...
Post by: DeltaEchoVictor on November 11, 2008, 11:12:32 PM
I'm not allowed around sharp objects.


Seriously.




I'm forbidden to have anything sharper than a piece of cardboard.
Just ask my wife
We all believe you.

SRSLY. ;D
Title: Re: What swords do you have...
Post by: Zombie Axe on December 08, 2008, 05:39:14 PM
Sweet swords Coldhaven  :)
Title: Re: What swords do you have...
Post by: Derek on December 12, 2008, 07:06:13 PM


Do Kendo shinai's count? ;D

They sure do have you ever been hit with one. and not just for practice where people generally pull their blows. and with no armor. They hurt like hell and can break bones if you know how to use one.
Title: Re: What swords do you have...
Post by: Storm on December 12, 2008, 07:35:29 PM
I have a relatively large collection of blades, I'll try to get all of them in a picture and post soon.
Title: Re: What swords do you have...
Post by: creuzerm on December 20, 2008, 08:50:09 AM
I'm not allowed around sharp objects.
Seriously.
I'm forbidden to have anything sharper than a piece of cardboard.
Just ask my wife

Does she have to cut your steak for you at a restaurant? I mean, the cardboard will get all soggy and soak up all them good juices.

A couple of friends of mine have a variety of blades. Katanas, spanish long sword, fencing gear, whatnot.

I have been wanting to get something, but most of the ones on the market are display only.

I was thinking of trying to find somebody that would teach me to make one.