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[OLD] Reviews

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Got a new sword? Post your impressions of it here!

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by Midori Kurogami
Oct 6, 2010 12:43:19 GMT

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SBG Sword Forum Rules, News and Announcements

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by whitefeathers
Mar 30, 2015 18:04:02 GMT

General Discussions

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General discussion and questions on swords from all cultures and time periods, with subforums for specific types of swords.

Sub-boards: Medieval Swords, Ancient Swords, Japanese Swords, Fantasy Swords, Renaissance and Military Swords, Tactical Swords, Chinese Swords, Other Asian Swords, Knives and Daggers, Armor

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by Google
Mar 30, 2015 21:47:34 GMT
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Discussion of other traditional and modern weaponry, from maces, spears and daggers to firearms and modern military weapons.

Sub-boards: Other Weapon Reviews, Firearms Discussion, Archery Discussion

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by brotherbanzai
Mar 30, 2015 22:32:40 GMT
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The best place to start - beginners are encouraged to ask their questions here, rewards are given to more senior members who are particularily helpful.

1,836 21,658 Your valued opinion on first katana, please
by johnwalter
Mar 30, 2015 22:23:39 GMT

The Marketplace

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Announcements and Discussions by and with Respected Sword Manufacturers and Vendors.

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by Lancelot Chan
Mar 30, 2015 17:11:30 GMT
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Private Sales and Want ads by Members of the SBG Communuity. Non business users only.

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by Sean (Shadowhowler)
Mar 30, 2015 21:32:26 GMT


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Sword Reviews submitted by members of the SBG Community.

Sub-boards: VIP Reviews Spotlight, Review Index

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by Afoo
Mar 27, 2015 22:28:51 GMT
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Other classical weapons and armor from all time periods

Sub-board: Review Index

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by randomnobody
Mar 19, 2015 1:03:12 GMT
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Post pictures of your own personal sword collections here!

Sub-board: Reviewer Profiles

by Bryan Heff
Mar 26, 2015 23:11:25 GMT

Sword Making, Customization and Repair

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Customizing your own swords. Show off your projects, read step by step tutorials and get advice on how to turn your sword into something uniquely your own.

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by Krelian
Mar 30, 2015 22:36:14 GMT
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Sharing tips, techniques and sword making projects

1,432 17,144 Lucky13 Medieval rondel dagger WIP
by TomK
Mar 30, 2015 16:26:15 GMT
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Advice and information on common problems encountered and how to fix them. Includes a sub forum dedicated to sword sharpening.

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by Robnose
Mar 29, 2015 15:44:46 GMT
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Sketches and artwork of original designs by SBG members!

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by aussie-rabbit
Mar 15, 2015 21:55:05 GMT

Sword Use and Training

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Discussion of formal and informal sword training and sparring techniques, as well as general conditioning.

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by Rob C
Mar 27, 2015 19:49:22 GMT
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Safety consious discussions of backyard cutting techniques and targets.

Sub-board: Coolest Cuts

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by RicWilly
Mar 30, 2015 19:04:24 GMT

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Feel free to discuss anything not necessarily sword related, though strictly NO discussion of politics or religion.

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by Findlithui
Mar 30, 2015 21:59:44 GMT


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RicWilly: They didn't make any classic rock after 1975, Mikee. Mar 30, 2015 22:33:00 GMT
Mikeeman: A lot of my favorite songs are "older" songs from the 70's and 80's. Mar 30, 2015 21:53:28 GMT
LG Martial Arts: RickWilly, I'm with you on that feeling - my younger brother (1980) won't listen to anything before the mid 90's because it was "before his time", and therefor, not worth listening to. Mar 30, 2015 21:50:51 GMT
RicWilly: LOL, eighties music "Classic Rock". Kids today. Mar 30, 2015 18:54:38 GMT
Mikeeman: ANOTHER CLASSIC ROCK FAN Mar 30, 2015 18:35:10 GMT
JGonzalez: Boooorn in the USA, I was Boooorn in the USAAA NOw. Mar 30, 2015 18:31:08 GMT
Voltan: Nice Aikidoka, my parents had their 50th last year as well. Mar 30, 2015 15:34:20 GMT
Aikidoka: Born in '72. Congrats on 30 years, Rick! My parents celebrated their 50th last year. Mar 30, 2015 6:25:02 GMT *
aussie-rabbit: warily says "Born in'56" approaching the big 60! Mar 30, 2015 4:07:24 GMT
Dave(utilityslave): Hmmmm.......a lot of perspectives under this roof.......aren't we rich! Now everyone off Dave Kelly's lawn before he starts yelling again and "gestures" his left arm off! Mar 29, 2015 23:59:14 GMT
RicWilly: Congrats to you WEWolf. I turned 58 in February, Kabuki. Also celebrated 30th anniversary that month. Mar 29, 2015 22:23:03 GMT
DigsFossils-n-Knives: 1965 Mar 29, 2015 22:20:11 GMT
Dave Kelly: Why thank you, young talking horse, but I'm sort of at end stage velcro applications only, myself. My tangs are sort'o brittle and all that heat and hammering is bad for my baby smooth complexion. Mar 29, 2015 21:52:37 GMT
Afoo: Too bad about your arm Dave. I know a guy who can have it re-peened though :P Mar 29, 2015 21:43:13 GMT
kabuki: I was born in '57 too, RicWilly, and just turned 58. Mar 29, 2015 21:33:18 GMT
Dave Kelly: Awhright ya babies; knock off the age counting...riffle raffle snivel, aw hell forgot where I am agin...n my left arm fell off too...gotta talk to that quack embalmer 'bout dat... Mar 29, 2015 21:30:35 GMT
LG Martial Arts: 1970 here... Mar 29, 2015 20:28:18 GMT
TomK: Yup I'm a 1973 baby too Mar 29, 2015 20:12:15 GMT
randomnobody: You're as old as my mother, Dave. I was born before your oldest, though. ;) Mar 29, 2015 18:56:10 GMT
Dave(utilityslave): Born in 63, graduated from High School in 81, married in 86, daughters in 87 and 88. Mar 29, 2015 18:45:04 GMT