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#114590 - 02/10/05 01:39 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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yes thats basically what I thought too.

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#114591 - 02/14/05 10:31 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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that guy right there gives us a bad name.hell, a rapier is a samurai sword, a longsword is a samurai sword. under informed people and the media make us look bad.

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#114592 - 02/15/05 02:31 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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I saw the sword again on TV news the other night.

It was definitely a straight bladed sword, the ito on the tsuka did not appear to be a conventional Japanese style.

It reminded me of a european straight bladed sword and appeared to be wrapped perpendicular to the blade instead of the criss/cross style that katanas have.

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#114593 - 02/15/05 03:06 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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you sould sew there ***** for making you all look bad [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

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#114594 - 02/15/05 08:40 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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What kind of stitch would you use for that you reckon?

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#114595 - 02/15/05 09:20 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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JK, you might think that putting *'s makes you look cool and grown up, but it doesn't. It makes you look foolish.

Also, we don't want to win a Stella award do we?

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#114596 - 02/15/05 11:12 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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This really sucks they make us all look real bad!! I have a mind to teach the world what a real katana is, seriously how about everybody does something to get recognition as to what swords are what. I don't mean kill anyone but try to get yourself on the news along with local swordsmen. I don't think this is a bad idea so Spokanians e-mail me at demonologist70@yahoo.com we should see who can get in. Like maybe do our own thing at a park involving the kendo club and some duels. Well these news people **** ... so why don't we parade around with our katanas or other swords attached to our sides and show the world what a sword is.

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#114597 - 02/16/05 08:04 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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Perhaps because the sword is an instrument of death, and I'd just as soon the world in general not know we exist at all? It's the best way to be left in peace really. Can you imagine say, the NRA doing something like this? Parading around with their rifles strapped to their back and pistols in holsters?

Keeping our heads down and participating in the odd Japanese festival or other events in that sort of setting is really the best that can be done.

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#114598 - 02/16/05 09:35 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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I've been thinking about rallying the Texans for a march on Austin, but I haven't gotten very far myself. The only way such a thing might work is if we phrase such a rally as an "equal rights for civilized weaponry" march, getting swordsmen the same rights to carry as gunmen. Otherwise, we would be viewed as lunatics.

Oddly enough, we would not be breaking the law by doing such a thing. If a pro-sword protest is not an "activity or sport" which requires a weapon, what is?

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#114599 - 02/16/05 10:00 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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I know a lot of the Texans who train in legitimate Japanes koryu sword arts. I seriously doubt your gonna get support from anyone I know. We don't want to wear swords in public. There is no legitimate reason to. It can only lead to trouble.

Oh and Texans do not have the right to wear a gun on their hip in public. The law requires for the weapon to be concealed. Equal rights would not get you what you want as you would have to conceal the sword in some fashion, which lets face it, isn't really possible.

[This message has been edited by Charles Mahan (edited 02-16-2005).]

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