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#114600 - 02/16/05 05:26 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
laf7773 Offline
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One main reason for concealing the weapon is a situation tends to escalate much faster when a weapon is in plain view. Walking around with a sword would almost "invite" a confrontation since many people ignorant of the arts would look at you as if you think your some kind of tough guy. It's not practical. I'm from TX and can tell you i don't know of anyone there or here that would be interested in such an escapade.

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#114601 - 02/16/05 11:01 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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i agree with laf. wearing a sword is just looking for a confrontation. and having to conceal it would be even worse, think about it what if some one saw this concealed tool of deaths design they would panic big time just like if they saw a concealed gun and with a blade closing on 3 feet long panic is never a good thing.

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#114602 - 02/17/05 09:52 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by SwordCritter:
i agree with laf. wearing a sword is just looking for a confrontation. and having to conceal it would be even worse, think about it what if some one saw this concealed tool of deaths design they would panic big time just like if they saw a concealed gun and with a blade closing on 3 feet long panic is never a good thing.[/QUOTE]

Particularly if the person panicking has a concealed firearm.

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#114603 - 02/17/05 10:11 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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Members,
I do not practice the sword arts but I will say this. For the seasoned practioner it seems to produce patience. Mr. Mahan and Iaf have the patience of Job. I tend to steer clear of the forum so that I'm not tempted beyond what I'm able to bear. I'd prefer to leave at least one forum
unmarred by my well honed brand of sarcasm. Good job guys.

oldman

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#114604 - 02/17/05 01:37 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Reiki Offline
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by Charles Mahan:
What kind of stitch would you use for that you reckon?[/QUOTE]


chain or blanket stitch probably... [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/smile.gif[/IMG]

I agree these guys do make all MA look bad however there's no point in making trouble, and as Charles has already said, the less that people see or know maybe the better.

I'd be a bit reluctant to carry my katana about in public, plus it wouldn't match my shoes or handbag. [IMG]http://www.fightingarts.com/forums/ubb/wink.gif[/IMG]

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#114605 - 02/25/05 08:26 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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I know that these posts are pretty old, but I think it would be kind of cool to carry a katana around with you. Although I do not think that it is a very good idea to.

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#114606 - 02/28/05 12:35 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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As to earlier comments. I'm just tired of everything being assumed as a samurai-sword. I personally have no need for that. I started wearing my main katana in my front yard but that's as far as I'll push it at the moment. I don't know if it's illegal or not. I just can't wait for laser swords or something I say I'll just develope a techniqe to rival a machine-gun. If that works I'll pretty much be invincible. I keep thinking about the war that will eventually ensue where swordsmen and gunmen are on opposite sides.

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#114607 - 02/28/05 10:23 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Charles Mahan Offline
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That happened ocassionally between US marines and Japanese forces in the pacific during WWII. Didn't go so well for the sword folks.

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#114608 - 03/04/05 06:44 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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That may be true but they were doing nothing to train themselves against guns. If you've trained yourself to be able to contend with the most powerful gun you know of. If you have that technique you could defeat the american army with ease. It's just the fact that no-one but those trained have respect. YOu put me in a duel with a guy who has a gun on his side, I'll cut him down before he draws his gun. No-one respects a swordsman.

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#114609 - 03/04/05 08:30 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
Charles Mahan Offline
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Ok fine. A friend of mine was a marine. Pretty sure he could gun you down from a good 1500 meter range(that's 15 football fields away). He was also fond of reminding me that there isn't anything on the average city block(including engine blocks) that could stop a .50 cal round.

You're dreaming dude. A competent person with a gun is gonna ruin your day from well outside your range.

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