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The best place to start - beginners are encouraged to ask their questions here, and more senior members to show especial patience.

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Other classical weapons and armor from all time periods

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monstersdoexist: When you have saved $3 grand for a real sweet blade but just cannot bring yourself to push that "buy it now" button. Jul 1, 2022 0:23:16 GMT
monstersdoexist: I equate Bo-Hi and Hamon with fads gone by like pinstripes and dual exhaust on a car. Give me a plain Monosteel blade any day! Jun 30, 2022 20:24:58 GMT
monstersdoexist: When a stranger asks you "Is that a real sword" and you stand there biting your tongue. Jun 30, 2022 18:48:19 GMT
RufusScorpius: Head over to the Sword Training Techniques chat. I have the video up from the training workshop in Paris on the dan dao. Jun 28, 2022 20:42:57 GMT
The Levin Lance: Awesome Jun 28, 2022 4:22:06 GMT
durinnmcfurren: Nate, I will post photos (I put a mirror polish on the guards and pommel of my latest Purna type H), but I need to borrow my wife's phone because my phone has a crap camera! Jun 25, 2022 16:30:20 GMT
The Levin Lance: Any photos of the result of such sandpaper Jun 23, 2022 0:30:11 GMT
durinnmcfurren: 'Some idiot' would be me, of course Jun 22, 2022 21:27:01 GMT
durinnmcfurren: Me: 'Why is this polishing job going so strangely? I'm only going from 2000 grit to 3000!' A few moments later: 'It appears some idiot put the 10000 grit paper in the 3000 grit box...' Jun 22, 2022 21:21:09 GMT
pbrause: Thank you all. I appreciate the welcome and look forward to learning from the group. I have a few other swords that I acquired recently and would love to hear your thoughts. Jun 17, 2022 20:49:07 GMT
Drunk Merchant: Note to self: obtain a mantetsu before bubbas bubba them all Jun 17, 2022 17:45:18 GMT
stickman1645: Listening is not the same as hearing. Looking is not the same as seeing. Talking is not the same as doing. Jun 14, 2022 17:34:14 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Hi and welcome to the forum. You can't link to a picture on your desktop. You need a picture hosting site or attach = upload pictures to a post. Create a thread first. Jun 12, 2022 17:11:54 GMT *
AndiTheBarvarian: Alien quote from exomoon LV-426 Jun 10, 2022 15:51:02 GMT *
Quillon: 'No sword bites so fiercely as an evil tongue.' Jun 8, 2022 0:08:14 GMT
The Owlbear Jew: I'm sure there's plenty more things to take into consideration, but my personal preference is for Legacy Arms, because i favor 5160 (or any spring steel) over basic high carbon Jun 3, 2022 21:18:12 GMT
RufusScorpius: Got a sparring montage up on the Sword use and Training forum. May 30, 2022 12:26:55 GMT
Drunk Merchant: Me when I sell a sword I’m bored with finished studying May 23, 2022 6:16:05 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Let's Call the Whole Thing Off... May 22, 2022 20:40:37 GMT
mountainsylph: Is Legacy Arms or Windlass better? May 20, 2022 6:42:20 GMT