There isn't much info in the description, and of course as it is a modern 'tactical' take on a European Sword, the review should simply be about how well its put together, how it handles, weight, point of balance, etc - any nitpicks - and then some test cutting, after which the reviewer may keep it, sell it or do as they please with it.
If you are interested, or can think of a reviewer who would be best suited to the task at hand, please say so in this thread.
Oh man, I'd love to take it for a tour of the backyard cutting facilities, but I doubt it's worthwhile to ship this all the way to Finland when there are so many willing and able testers so much closer.
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I'm gonna be keeping a close eye on this. My interest was caught when I first saw this sword, and now doubly so. A free sword for someone to put through the meat grinder...great idea. I'm ready to see this thing put through some torture and see what it's got going on.
I'd be willing to do the review, but my photo/video knowledge is for crap and my cutting skills are only so-so. Meh.... ........
Post by AndiTheBarvarian on Jun 19, 2019 13:36:43 GMT
The two "mekugi" screws/bolts in the grip. I have the same on my Boshin Katana. I could screw them off with a special nut but the grip is glued on. Those screws/bolts are made of a very soft metal, after two or three times of screwing the nut holes are unusable.
Now follows the conclusion, that whosoever shall think or find himself in his fight too weak for the agent's, or patient agent, and therefore, or by reason of his drunkenness, or unreasonable desperateness shall press within the half sword, or desperately run in of purpose to give hurt, or at least for taking of one hurt, to give another, shall most assuredly be in great danger of death or wounds, and the other shall still be safe and go free. - PARADOXES OF DEFENCE, George Silver, 1599
ouroboros: Nice! Ever get up this way bring your hakama
Feb 19, 2020 15:16:11 GMT
RufusScorpius: Looks like I might be going to Mexico City soon. After that, Denver.
Feb 19, 2020 12:05:36 GMT
ouroboros: Very interesting O'Scorp. Sounds like rail will keep you busy and travelling too!
Feb 19, 2020 11:44:47 GMT
RufusScorpius: I'm the senior manager for north America for a company that provides training for the railroad industry.
Feb 19, 2020 10:32:42 GMT
ouroboros: What's the industry?
Feb 19, 2020 3:38:44 GMT
RufusScorpius: I've been busy since I got home. if N America wasn't enough for me, we are expanding this year into Latin America. Because I don't have enough on my plate as it is.
Feb 19, 2020 2:19:24 GMT
ouroboros: I think I've .... said too much
Feb 19, 2020 1:09:19 GMT
ouroboros: No, my old employer did that in cooperation with legal fees and my kids drove a cannonball deep and I'm takin on water...
Feb 19, 2020 1:07:01 GMT
RufusScorpius: I think I killed the shoutbox...
Feb 18, 2020 23:07:25 GMT
RufusScorpius: I wish I had the time to do more of that sort of thing. Wouldn't that be an awesome way to make a living?
Feb 16, 2020 16:29:02 GMT
ouroboros: Dulls the pain a bit, yup. That was some inspiring sharing from your trip. Thanks for taking the time to include us in your adventure
Feb 16, 2020 13:38:41 GMT
RufusScorpius: I think my head is good now. the beer seems to have helped the leg problems.
Feb 16, 2020 13:23:08 GMT
ouroboros: How is your head and knee? I understand the beer was worth the trip?
Feb 16, 2020 13:01:14 GMT
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