Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice

Posted by: ShawnM

Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/05/08 06:59 PM

I know, there's a topic similar to this, but this one's SPECIFICALLY for pictures.

So...yeah. Go ahead and post one or two pictures of your favorite weapon, no matter how tattered or beaten. I just thought it'd be cool to see what people like to use while practicing. And for the sake of keeping this topic tidy, let's restrict posts to only pictures and comments to pictures.....
.....And maybe comments to comments...if they're funny enough....

I'd post a picture of my bo or kama, but I don't a have a digital camera.

Oh, and if this exact same thing has been done before, mods: feel free to delete this topic.
Posted by: harlan

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/06/08 08:33 AM

Quwa.




Not my favorite. My teacher finds it amusing that I consider it a 'barbaric' weapon. Some would say it fits my personality.
Posted by: WuXing

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/06/08 05:29 PM

I don't have a picture of one favorite, but here's my new weapon rack, with most of my weapons on there. The staves are my favorite, I've probably spent the most time with the rattan staff.
missing from the picture are the sai and tonfa, chain whip, and iron fan.
Posted by: ShawnM

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/06/08 11:21 PM

Wow...nice wepons, both of you...

I wish I could afford so many weapons, but I have to put half of my money to college, and half my time to school. In the end, my "me money" doesn't quite add up...
Posted by: harlan

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/07/08 08:00 AM

Yeah...I covet WuXing's collection.

As for buying stuff...I'm a charity case. My teacher loans me all the stuff until I can buy it on my own. I still use his tonfa...and it's been 4 years!! LOL!
Posted by: WuXing

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/07/08 11:11 AM

I was single, and didn't do anything besides work and practice martial arts. I had a cheap 1 bedroom apartment, minimal bills, and no social life. So that's where most of the weapons came from. If I needed a weapon for practice, I got it, didn't have to think about it too hard. What else do I need money for, besides martial arts dues and equipment? *lol*
Posted by: WhiteDragon11

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/07/08 11:28 PM

Wuxing I like your collection of weapons. I have a lot of those. That rack is perfect for that too.
Posted by: ShawnM

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/09/08 02:46 PM

Anyone else have any pictures?
Posted by: WhiteDragon11

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/09/08 08:07 PM

I lost my camera, but once I find it I will take some.
Posted by: Ed_Morris

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/11/08 01:41 PM

just a quick photo I snapped from the basement:

Posted by: swseibukan

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/12/08 10:46 AM

My new weapon of choice.


Posted by: janxspirit

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/12/08 11:17 AM

All this money on all these toys - most of them useless... but fun!!!! Wish I had some of them
Posted by: harlan

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/12/08 12:13 PM

If we are going non-traditional...inorganic chemistry was the best 'weapons' class I ever had.
Posted by: animematt

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/19/08 11:11 PM

Quote:

My new weapon of choice.






Nice one =)
I personally like revolvers. Especially the .357 Perfect defense round, and can fit into palm sized revolvers.
Posted by: Ironfoot

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/20/08 08:25 AM

You can see the cool sai I bought last year at worbingtonsteel.com
Posted by: ButterflyPalm

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/21/08 12:49 PM

I need some advice. How to get the pictures up? Please don't say
Posted by: harlan

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/21/08 01:54 PM

Upload the picture to some online service, like Photobucket. Then, use the 'reply' option here (not 'quick repy'). On that page, you'll see a small box to the lower right on the screen labeled "Instant UBB Code ". Choose 'Image'...and you should be able to past the URL/link in the dialogue box/prompt.
Posted by: JoshuaMonjin

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/21/08 02:25 PM

Here is one of my knives, not the one I actually carry but a nice piece, I think
Posted by: ButterflyPalm

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/21/08 02:29 PM

Thanks Master Harlan.

Just the remnants (many pieces given away over the decades) of my modest collection of traditional South-East Asian weapons that I used to train with in my much younger days. The piece on the left (called a "tumbuk lada" -- pepper pounder) is over 100 years old and used to belong to a personal bodyguard of a sultan and may have seen some action. The "kerambit" at the bottom is hand-made in the traditional style with a buffalo horn handle and it is at least 25 years old. The one on the right is a Javanese farming tool cum weapon with a rosewood handle and brass fittings. For scale the floor tiles are 10 inches square.

[image]http://[/image] http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/2285/dsc01311wk1.jpg
Posted by: ButterflyPalm

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/21/08 02:41 PM

Just to show how small and difficult to detect a kerambit can be and also of course to practice some more image hosting skills.

[image]http://[/image] http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/161/dsc01315fa8.jpg
Posted by: harlan

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/21/08 02:50 PM

if you want to show the pics, i think you need to go back and edit the above posts...try deleting the [/image]
Posted by: ButterflyPalm

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/21/08 03:00 PM

About 25 years ago I carried a diary with me for protection. I just realised after 25 years that the page is opened to 'Friday the 13th'

[image]http://[/image] http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/6383/dsc01318rq1.jpg
Posted by: ButterflyPalm

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/21/08 03:04 PM

Why, the image comes out just fine as it is.
Posted by: MattJ

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/23/08 09:14 PM

Butterflypalm, your diary scares me on many levels.
Posted by: ButterflyPalm

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 03/24/08 01:38 AM

I swear (by all the saints ever sanctified) that the Friday the 13th part is absolutely coincidental; unless there is some ancient restless malevalent forces working on some subconscious level of the psyche of which I was not at all aware.

Now you are scaring me

And the diary's "content" was never used in anger for the last quarter century or more and probably never will be as I do not carry a diary anymore since I retired. I now find that at aged 59, cash solves problems a lot faster.
Posted by: Jacob

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/04/08 07:29 PM

Kel-tec P32



You can stick this baby anywhere.
And don't give me that "the caliber should start with 4" crap.
Posted by: swseibukan

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/04/08 11:15 PM

Only reason I carry a .45 is they don't make a .46.

Nice mouse gun though.
Posted by: Ives

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/07/08 07:19 AM

No .46 but they make .50 (Desert Eagle) Pat
Posted by: ButterflyPalm

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/07/08 09:31 AM

I believe this post is about martial arts' weapons; if not, then I do have some pictures of my shoulder-carried rocket launcher.
Posted by: harlan

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/07/08 09:54 AM

Actually...the original post doesn't specify 'martial arts'. Just says 'weapon of choice'.

Heck...given a choice...I'd choose a car over a bo.

'TOWANDA!'
Posted by: ButterflyPalm

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/08/08 03:00 AM

I actually referred back to the original post before saying that, just in case another nick-picker comes on and put me right

The following does restrict it to martial arts' weapons.

Quote:

I just thought it'd be cool to see what people like to use while practicing.




This is a dedicated martial arts Forum and '...use while practicing...' would mean, unless specified otherwise, practicing the weapons used in the martial arts.

The original poster said:-

Quote:

I'd post a picture of my bo or kama...




But just in case I was wrong, then here's my rocket launcher.

[image][/image]


BTW, sex can also be a weapon, so are we getting some pictures of people practicing it?
Posted by: swseibukan

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/08/08 11:33 AM

Quote:

This is a dedicated martial arts Forum and '...use while practicing...' would mean, unless specified otherwise, practicing the weapons used in the martial arts.




Butterfly

I put in dry fire practice for about 10 minutes a night to refine my sight alignment. Then I'll practice bump, draw and fire drills as well as move and shoot drills. I practice at the range 2 - 3 times a month 200-300 rounds a whack.

And if hand gunning is not a "Martial Art" I don't know what is.
Posted by: JoshuaMonjin

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/08/08 12:42 PM

Quote:

BTW, sex can also be a weapon, so are we getting some pictures of people practicing it?



Gratuitous Dune reference alert!! The darker side of the Bene Gesserit abilities are finally showing up. No pictures please!!!!
Posted by: ButterflyPalm

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/09/08 03:47 AM

So how about a few rounds of light contact sparring, your PT 1911 against my Launcher, your firing dojo or mine?
Posted by: swseibukan

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/09/08 09:19 AM

I'll meet you half way, you're in Malaysia I'm in Colorado so how about Honolulu.
Posted by: ttruscott

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/09/08 10:42 AM

My cane:



all about canes...
Posted by: ButterflyPalm

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/10/08 01:10 AM

My cane:-

Posted by: Neko456

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/10/08 11:57 PM

How do you post pictures? [image]http://[/image]http://G:/Aresenal/P1013141.jpg

Do you place them in Photobucket or something?
Posted by: WhiteDragon11

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/11/08 06:29 AM

You didnt put the [/image] in the back of the text.
Posted by: harlan

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/11/08 07:56 AM

Answer: yes. Upload the picture to an online spot/server, like Photobucket, first.

Quote:

How do you post pictures? [image]http://[/image]http://G:/Aresenal/P1013141.jpg

Do you place them in Photobucket or something?



Posted by: Neko456

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/11/08 06:11 PM

Ok here goes.










Posted by: harlan

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/11/08 06:25 PM

I believe that qualifies as an 'arsenal'. LOL!

I note a sword (or two?). Have you ever studied any koryu?
Posted by: ButterflyPalm

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/12/08 02:15 AM

Neko, are you a gun/weapons dealer?

This reminds me NOT to argue too much with you.

Does the 456 in Neko456 has something to do with your arsenal?
Posted by: JoshuaMonjin

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/12/08 03:00 AM

Wow It's like in the matrix when they say: "what do you need?, Guns, lots of guns." And you've got em. That is a seriously nice collection, how long has it taken to reach that amount?
Posted by: Neko456

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 04/12/08 02:32 PM

Harlan no just a litte Iaido and a little Kila and palor tricks, but I don't really train the sword fencing with the sword. Maybe you could work with me if we ever are to meet.

Butterfly palm - I'm not a weapon dealers just a Good ole boy from the midwest most of us have a small collections of favorites. Its either be there or be square.

JoshuaMonjin - It took a while I sold some of my revovlers and Taurus sig clones autos and held the ones that I trully liked. Trust me this is a small collection compare to some here.
Posted by: TwinDragonsNinja

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 05/22/08 05:09 AM

how do you put up photos (yes i'm new)
Posted by: TwinDragonsNinja

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 05/22/08 05:11 AM

holy S*** are do going to do a heist or something i mean damn why do you need all those guns?
Posted by: meteorhammer

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 12/27/08 02:31 AM

... :|
Posted by: Triddle

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 01/29/09 02:22 AM

I have a few different weapons, but the one I'll show here is my favorite sword. Its a pretty solid chopper, nice and durable, handles well enough, holds an edge exceptionally well and can take a good lot of punishing. Its seen a lot of treatment that many sword users would call abusive, but I prefer to think of it as 'testing'.


This is my sword, as you can see the wrapping of the handle has experienced pretty bad wear and tear, but the blade itself has excellent integrity.


An example of the blades integrity - It passed my 'stump biting' test with flying colours, biting deep (on every slice, not just the one where it went into a crack >_>) and taking no damage aside from extremely minor cosmetic damage which is easily fixed with a little blade care know how.


It handles nicely, I'm able to easily hit my mark with this blade, as in this example I threw an apple up and sliced it (not entirely impressive in itself, but with some swords I find this particular task difficult, which makes it a good sword-handling test) That said, it does feel a little heavy, but well balanced. Its definately a chopper more so than a cutter though.
Posted by: Loafaeralus

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 01/18/10 03:38 AM



Unfortunately no I don't own these, but one day I plan to. Been practicing with a pair of kali sticks doing the kata style stuff, not easy.
Posted by: JMWcorwin

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 01/18/10 02:18 PM

Here are my babies:



The only difference is I've had the tang and tsuka on the katana lengthened to 13" and re-wrapped with full same and leather wrap. (other less scrupulous smiths would have just extended the stuka, but he went in and added inches to the tang)It'a ha heavy sword and that extra few inches on the tsuka makes it handle and cut so much easier. It's a beast and glides through 3 double sized wara like buttah. ;)Fred Lohman at http://japanese-swords.com/ in Portland Oregon is the man. He does great work restoring or altering swords.

I'll try and post an actual photo of the Katana with the upgrades. It's even got sminners, man! The cutting motion stops but hte blade keeps on spinnin'. wink
Posted by: Stormdragon

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 08/26/10 03:14 PM

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.hk94.com/images/m2.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.hk94.com/purple.html&h=352&w=510&sz=10&tbnid=20ET2Mao3C3THM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=131&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dm2%2B.50%2Bcal&zoom=1&hl=en&usg=__hvjiz7PsCz29DNxEOWrSBcyYXPY=&sa=X&ei=3bx2TJGCPZD0swPR2_WgDQ&sqi=2&ved=0CBgQ9QEwAA

My favorite. As for what I actually have-a police style Taurus .357 with a 6 inch barrel, target sights, and a rubber grip.
Posted by: Stormdragon

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 08/26/10 03:16 PM

Originally Posted By: Neko456
Ok here goes.












IF you were a chick I'd ask you to marry me.
Posted by: VDJ

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 08/26/10 06:10 PM

Stormdragon,

What no tank or jetfighters? Not even a HOWITZER? Geez, what kind of weapons guy are you?
Posted by: MattJ

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 08/26/10 08:39 PM

Cross-referencing with this thread here:

http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=427105#Post427105
Posted by: Stormdragon

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 08/26/10 09:46 PM

Originally Posted By: VDJ
Stormdragon,

What no tank or jetfighters? Not even a HOWITZER? Geez, what kind of weapons guy are you?


I take it you've never shot the M2 .50 machine gun. You'd understand if you had. Plus, I'm Infantry, not artillery or air force. wink
Posted by: MattJ

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 08/27/10 10:15 AM

Ha Stormy, I think Vince was joking. I don't think he realized that the picture was actually Neko456's stuff, and not yours, either.
Posted by: Stormdragon

Re: Pictures of Your Weapon of Choice - 08/28/10 01:45 AM

lol Gotcha. Yeah that's an obscene amount of weaponry, I'm truly impressed.