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SBG Sword Forum Rules, News and Announcements

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151 5,179 Wanted - Sword Testers and Reviewers!
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May 3, 2021 16:10:41 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

20,312 315,732 Hamon runs off at kissaki?
by captainharlock
May 11, 2021 13:14:23 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: Stone and Stone-Age Weapons, Gun Collections, Firearms Discussion, Archery Discussion

1,693 24,235 A question about Wasters.
by sparkedtiger
May 7, 2021 5:58:21 GMT
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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.

3,090 36,035 9260 Spring Steel is Springy?
by swordenthusiast
May 10, 2021 23:16:05 GMT

The Marketplace

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

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2,304 32,908 New Tactical Ginunting Sword Just Released
by Scorpion Swords & Knives
May 5, 2021 17:21:18 GMT
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Private Sales and Want ads by Members of the SBG Communuity. Non business users only.

Sub-boards: Items for Sale or Trade, Wanted Items and Requests, Members Feedback

4,622 19,829 Want to buy a windlass Lakonia xiphos with the metal hilt
by Barahir
May 11, 2021 13:38:41 GMT


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Sword Reviews submitted by members of the SBG Community.

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2,577 38,672 Hanwei Iga Ninja-To Review
by radbrad1984
May 10, 2021 17:10:11 GMT
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Other classical weapons and armor from all time periods

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535 5,927 Armor suggestions
by Lord Newport
May 11, 2021 6:03:35 GMT
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Post pictures of your own personal sword collections here!

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by tancred
May 10, 2021 16:49:25 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 radbrad1984
May 10, 2021 17:15:08 GMT
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Sharing tips, techniques and sword making projects

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May 9, 2021 18:00:34 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.

774 7,053 Help fixing a rollled edge (huawei TH katana)
by radbrad1984
May 10, 2021 17:30:49 GMT
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Sketches and artwork of original designs by SBG members!

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285 5,975 My Ranger sword
by aequitas11
May 9, 2021 21:02:33 GMT

Sword Use and Training

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

1,298 23,376 Samurai Swordsmanship DVD
by sparkedtiger
May 10, 2021 11:19:46 GMT
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Safety consious discussions of backyard cutting techniques and targets.

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1,719 22,455 Longship Armoury swords cuts
by Lancelot Chan
May 8, 2021 16:55:19 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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May 11, 2021 14:13:48 GMT


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christain: I've got one of those TV screen fireplaces that blows out warm air. Got it in our bedroom right below the real TV. It's nice on a cold winter night. Puts us right to sleep. Dogs and cats like it too! :D May 10, 2021 17:23:44 GMT
chatarracrow: The best I have is bringing my camping stove out and having a fire on one of the apartment rebar grills. Otherwise I have two nice LED lanterns that give off a good enough fire look. May 10, 2021 16:56:29 GMT
RufusScorpius: Yes. We don't need "therapy" or "programs" (not that men have access to any). All we need is some quiet time with a few trees, maybe birdsong and the warm sun in our face. That's all it takes to level the brain. May 10, 2021 14:18:18 GMT
christain: The part about 'balance our thoughts and emotions' is totally true. Between work and worries, a man needs some time just to sort out the details and calm down. Too much stress in life. It'll get to you if you don't do SOMETHING. May 10, 2021 13:49:49 GMT
RufusScorpius: I know for me I never get enough opportunities to wash off the stink of civilization and go back to my roots in nature. That's what men need to balance our thoughts and emotions. May 10, 2021 12:54:28 GMT *
RufusScorpius: This opens another entire discussion about men's mental health, which is completely neglected by society as an actual "thing". Sometimes a man just needs a walk in the woods, a fire (with a hunk of meat cooking), and a brew to clear the head. May 10, 2021 12:51:55 GMT *
christain: Sitting by a fire and having a few brews is when I've done some of my best thinking...AND cried quite a bit. Looking up at the stars on a cold, clear night has a way of putting life in perspective. May 10, 2021 12:04:44 GMT
RufusScorpius: Beer and a camp fire is good for the soul anytime, any season May 10, 2021 10:33:48 GMT *
chatarracrow: We're having mules at our computers. I have LED lanterns we can turn on tho. Hopefully well be in a better place in a few months. May 10, 2021 4:43:29 GMT
christain: Oh well...I settled for a bowl of my wife's beef stew and a big glass of tea while sitting by the fire pit out in the back yard. That's about as close as she wants to get to camping. :D May 10, 2021 3:56:36 GMT
chatarracrow: Beer and fire in the woods would be nice right now. May 10, 2021 3:18:29 GMT *
christain: I know I can get a keg. I attended many a 'kegger' out in the woods by the lake way back in the day. Cold beer, warm nights, hot girls. Ahhh....memories. May 10, 2021 2:46:41 GMT
christain: My store usually has my brand of beer pretty cheap, even at regular price. When it's on sale, I stock up. I'm thinking about getting a keg, but I don't know where to have it filled around here. May 10, 2021 2:43:50 GMT
chatarracrow: My local grocery has good beer on sale so I get a nice amber ale. May 10, 2021 2:33:01 GMT
christain: I may even splurge on a half-pint of good Scotch. Yeeeaaahhh... :P May 8, 2021 9:13:10 GMT
christain: Another 'no sleep' night. Rolling and tossing and turning. And I'M OUT OF BEER...DANG IT! B-| Oh well, I have money and it'll be daylight soon. ;) May 8, 2021 9:09:11 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Bad dental care in olden times! May 6, 2021 5:38:03 GMT
Quillon: “He that goeth about as a talebearer revealeth secrets: therefore meddle not with him that flattereth with his lips.” May 6, 2021 4:43:57 GMT
christain: His grumping used to bug me. Now I just pay him no mind. Life's too short to get upset with someone who wants to raise hell on a public forum. May 5, 2021 20:41:11 GMT