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
RufusScorpius: Thin with adult beverage of your choice. One short glass at full thickness will fill you up.
Oct 1, 2020 14:50:30 GMT
RufusScorpius: Actually, 1/3 whole milk (NOT skim), 1/3 cream, 1/3 milk solids. Add sugar, Jamaican allspice, egg yolks, cinammon, clove. Mix to uniform, cook 30 min at 160 (NO HIGHER or it will scorch). Let cool. Store in GLASS ONLY. It will be THICK.
Oct 1, 2020 14:50:17 GMT
RufusScorpius: It's all about the proportions, you can scale up or down as required. 6 eggs, 21bs nog, 3oz catnip, and 1tsp ground cricket lips. Heat to 180 and cook for 3 days. Let me know how it turns out.
Oct 1, 2020 14:45:43 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: My own preferred eggnog recipe is 4 fingers of bourbon and ice cubes!
Oct 1, 2020 13:04:01 GMT
rannh1: Rufus, share the recipe for the eggnog please!
Oct 1, 2020 6:38:39 GMT
RufusScorpius: I thought "Sketchy" was an actual store bought alcoholic beverage. It was years later i realized what that means
Oct 1, 2020 2:47:14 GMT
RufusScorpius: Posh posh. It was the cheap hooch that rotted your brain. I should know, i was a soldier once.
Oct 1, 2020 2:45:56 GMT
Sullivan: Hell, Watch out for that Naegleria, too, speaking of encephalitis. 2020, baby.
Oct 1, 2020 1:43:39 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Possible droplet infection when pronouncing this!
Oct 1, 2020 0:40:04 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: You might be onto something. I always figured it was all of the virgin flesh/blood consumption during the rituals.
Sept 30, 2020 21:49:57 GMT
RufusScorpius: Oy, brother Nathaniel. That explains why you're brain doesn't work quite right...
Sept 30, 2020 21:46:44 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: I made the most ghetto wine one time lol, 96oz Welch's Grape juice bottle, an extra cup of sugar and a packet of yeast. Leave for a few weeks with the cap loosely threaded on. Boom.
Sept 30, 2020 19:37:30 GMT
RufusScorpius: I ain't telling you what to do, just where to go to find interesting things.... Do as you will with the information. Most likely there will be Mennonite store somewhere in your area that sells it.
Sept 30, 2020 18:41:59 GMT
Jordan Williams: Rufus are you telling me I need to kidnap the local mennonites and force them to make me this eggnog
Sept 30, 2020 18:04:38 GMT
RufusScorpius: I have an old Mennonite recipe for eggnog that will send you to the moon and back. It's difficult to make, but it's like ambrosia steeped in nectar. It's very thick, as good eggnog should be, but it can be cut down with some Jack
Sept 30, 2020 17:59:11 GMT
ardhanari: The end result was the best tasting wine/cider I have ever had
Sept 30, 2020 5:32:19 GMT
ardhanari: A baloon is a good way to let the carbon dioxide increase without bursting the container, but I made my own burper. You can buy them online, and I dont wanna explain how I made mine hahha, it was an annoying process
Sept 30, 2020 5:31:34 GMT
ardhanari: I added more sugar and activated yeast, and let it sit in plastic containers i sterilized with bleach water , and let dry naturally
Sept 30, 2020 5:30:27 GMT
ardhanari: I used crab apples cause it grows in a relatives yard and she never uses them. I filled a giant pot with them, cut in hald, with a bunch of sugar. I boiled them on low for a few hours with my spices of choice. When done, I strained them and juiced the pulp
Sept 30, 2020 5:29:52 GMT
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