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#114580 - 02/07/05 04:29 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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Yes I know what Morse code is Laf, but telegraphs seem like an ideal breeding ground for abbreviations such as these.

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#114581 - 02/07/05 09:26 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Charles Mahan:
Yes I know what Morse code is Laf, but telegraphs seem like an ideal breeding ground for abbreviations such as these. [/QUOTE]

I was sure you did but i wanted to make sure some yahoo didn't come in and go off on a wild tangent. That's my job.

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#114582 - 02/07/05 11:29 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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ok, so to keep it on topic [sort of], there was a guy who cut up 2 women badly with a sword a year or so back, then murdered a guy by shooting him in the back 25 times. He is up in front of the court at present for sentancing. Nice sort of chap... NOT!

The press are all calling it a samurai sword [ie a katana] but I saw some pix of it and it was a straight bladed sword. I only got a glimpse but I think it had a tassle hanging off the handle too.

Would I be right in saying it was a straight bladed ninjitsu sword or some form of chinese or kungfu sword?? If so what would it be likely to be?

The blade appeared quite thin in comparison to the tsuka. Didn't see the saya.

Any ideas??? [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#114583 - 02/07/05 11:54 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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Since the ninja-to isn't exactly a traditional sword i guess it could have a tassel if he wanted it to. It would also depend on what company made it. With so many variations and interpretations of different swords being made it's hard to tell with out seeing it. I've seen "katana" with tassels. They were running about $30 a set of three, go figure.

Maybe if you could find a picture of something similar.

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#114584 - 02/08/05 02:59 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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It sounds like a Chinese Jian, Reki, but I'm having trouble finding an article that can confirm that theory. Would you mind giving us a link?

Is this the sort of sword there?
[IMG]http://dana.ucc.nau.edu/~msb46/prod_sword4.jpg[/IMG]

[This message has been edited by Benjamin1986 (edited 02-08-2005).]

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#114585 - 02/08/05 04:39 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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I was thinking of something along these lines.
http://www.karatedepot.com/wp-sw-09.html

But you know the media, every thing is a samurai sword. It could very well have been any kind of sword.

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#114586 - 02/08/05 05:00 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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Well... I know my katanas aren't exactly thin. They aren't tasseled either. It's not that hard to but, why would he waste the time buying a fancy katana anyways. You can get a mock-up sting(lord of the rings) for much less $

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#114587 - 02/08/05 05:51 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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Hey you coming around jess cause I'm off

(no laf not leaving the sight permanently just getting off the net for an hour or two)

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#114588 - 02/08/05 08:46 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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Thanks guys! [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

I only got a very brief glimpse of the pic of the sword on the TV news, so all I really took in was the fact that it was a straight bladed sword and had a red tassle on the end - looks similar to both of these pix you've kindly found for me.

Here's the news item if you are interested.
http://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?ObjectID=10009978

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#114589 - 02/09/05 07:20 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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Sounds like a cheap knockoff. The article states that the sword broke.

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