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#111953 - 05/30/04 12:57 AM Is it possible?
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hello this is a place to ask questions about anything you where wondering about. for example, im wondering if it was possible to cut through a tree or some kind of wooden pole,not a big, with one strong swift swing.

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#111954 - 05/31/04 01:27 AM Re: Is it possible?
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no, it is not possible, that is some crap that comes out of movies and comic books.

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#111955 - 05/31/04 03:37 PM Re: Is it possible?
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relax man you seem like your gunna try it out on me and to be honest iv tried it but when i swung it sank about an inch into it and then stuck.

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#111956 - 05/31/04 04:10 PM Re: Is it possible?
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sorry there friend, didn't mean to seem rude, but I just get a little sick of people who seem to confuse japanese swords with lightsabers, just kidding.
Man, having a lightsaber would be cool though [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#111957 - 05/31/04 06:00 PM Re: Is it possible?
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np i get like too sometimes. a lightsaber would be nice. and i keep being told you can do it then i keep getting told you cant so im comfused.

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#111958 - 05/31/04 07:08 PM Re: Is it possible?
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i find it hard to believe that it is IMPOSSIBLE to not be able to cut through wood with the correct application of strength and the right angle. i mean cmon, one of my friends [adept at MA] took a 6 inch thick piece of tree, and chopped it clean through with only his hand. i think it is definetly possible to slice through something. maybe not 6 inches thick, but definetly something wooden.

~unknown qing

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#111959 - 05/31/04 08:02 PM Re: Is it possible?
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It depends on the kind of wood your trying to cut, how thick it is and what your using to cut it. There is a big difference in cutting and breaking wood. Regardless of if it can be done or not, it's just not good for the blade. If you insist on cutting things, and i HIGHLY discourage trying to cut or even practice with any live blade especially one of 440 steele or stainless steele, Get some tameshigiri mats. They are made just for cutting and testing blades. Again i have to say stick with using a bokken, it's much safer. Trying to cut or practice with a 440 or stainless steele blade can cause a lot of problems. They can break or come loose from the handle even when only practicing forms.

Bugei sells tameshigiri mats at a reasonable price and will ship them to you. http://bugei.com/subcategory_19.htm

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#111960 - 05/31/04 09:28 PM Re: Is it possible?
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i dont really worry about the blade to much because they are just badly made swords to begin with.as as for the cutting breaking thing I ( who has never had ANY traing in my life with a sword) can cut thru a small peice of wood not a 2X4 just a small peice of wood.

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#111961 - 05/31/04 10:15 PM Re: Is it possible?
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Like i said. the type of wood and the size of the wood makes the difference. Even a cheap, badly made sword can cause you a lot of damage. I would much rather hear you are trying to cut this stuff with a quality sword, at least then the main problem you will have is wasting your money by ruining the blade. There is still the fact of injury regardless of if the blade is of high quality or cheap crap.

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#111962 - 05/31/04 10:18 PM Re: Is it possible?
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iv already been run-thru with a sword/knife shot at, been shot, and i can handle pain. but as far as the sword breaking i dont think im hurting it to bad and if it breaks then my fault/problem ( no disrespect ment and not meaning to sound like a prick). but thank your for your concern

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