Post by AndiTheBarvarian on Jun 22, 2019 18:47:03 GMT
It's probably very hard rubber - or some plastic that feels like very hard rubber. It's harder than the grip of my Gerber Gator folder. An a little bit softer grip like on my Gator would be a good idea on a modern sword, grippy and shock absorbing. The Boshin grip is too hard for this.
I didn't remove the grip after removing the bolts because it's glued on the tang and I didn't want to crack the construction. The tang was visible in the holes and it looked thick enough.
I just compared the bolts/nut holes in the picture of the broadsword with the ones on my Boshin kat. They're different, bigger and probably better on the broadsword.
Good catch Andi. They do look bigger on the broadsword. The first boshin wak I had the rubber wasn’t glued to the wood under it. Took screws out but couldn’t figure out how to get it past the pommel and didn’t want to damage it. Contacted uc to get instructions on pommel removal and they said to return it. Acc took it back and new one was glued. Looks the same on broadsword, your going to have to get the pommel off or cut grip off. But your getting to do what you want with this sword. 😎 And like Andi said they’re what I would call a medium hard rubber, still grippy but not soft. So good luck and am looking forward to the review and possible deconstruction.
Not sure picked up a few over the years. Some were WWII Air Warden helmets, some post war CD helmets. I believe they were the same construction, just slightly different applications. It could be as late as the early part of the Cold War.
Am not saying that isn’t an air raid warning helmet. But the ones I reminder, and that is from many years ago, were not that tall. They appeared to be the older pie pan helmets refurbished and painted white. There was a round civil defence emblem front centre, but that may have come off. I clearly remember the hat and the drills. My dad was an air raid warden so I got to examine the hat. Use to scare the hell out of me huddling in a dark hallway with the whistles and sirens sounding off.
When I was a kid my father has a Civil Defense helmet . I would wear it when playing army with my dog . I think mom tossed it at some point . Wish I still had it . Thanks for bringing back some fond memories
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