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#251829 - 05/07/06 10:25 PM how to take care of sais
jliu Offline
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Registered: 11/12/04
Posts: 66
Loc: Montville, NJ, USA
Hi,

i just recently purchased a pair of sais, pretty cheap (only $25). I was wondering how to take care of them (oil, polish, etc).

Since they were only 25 bucks, the quality is obviously somewhat medoicre. If that matters.

thanks.
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#251830 - 05/08/06 12:46 AM Re: how to take care of sais [Re: jliu]
gojumaster Offline
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Registered: 11/14/04
Posts: 46
If you keep them all shiny, smooth, and slippery you'll have a really hard time catching and holding anything when you do weapon-kumite.

I prefer natural steel with a slight coat of oxidation.

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Hi,

i just recently purchased a pair of sais, pretty cheap (only $25). I was wondering how to take care of them (oil, polish, etc).

Since they were only 25 bucks, the quality is obviously somewhat medoicre. If that matters.

thanks.


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#251831 - 05/08/06 09:11 AM Re: how to take care of sais [Re: gojumaster]
Joss Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 567
What Russ said.

Sai seem to be about the most trouble free weapon there is. Wooden weapons break or wear out. Swords have edges to be careful of. Sai just have the handle wraps if you use them. Wipe off the dirt and blood with a about anything. File any deep, snaggy, nicks off the blade now and then. Ride 'em hard, put 'em away sweaty.

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#251832 - 05/08/06 09:27 AM Re: how to take care of sais [Re: Joss]
harlan Offline
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Registered: 07/31/04
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When I first purchased my Shureido sai, I didn't care for the covering. Not sure what it was, but it soon wore off after practicing throws. To prevent rusting I just used leftover linseed oil (I like to use fine, purified linseed oil for my bo).

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#251833 - 05/08/06 01:49 PM Re: how to take care of sais [Re: harlan]
Sensei Paul Hart Offline
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While we are on the sai subject, does anyone know where to get a really good pair of stainless sai. I like Shuriedo, however, the steel they use is not to good. If I good find a good pair, I would be able to sell them to a great many people. Something in 400 series stainless, maybe hardened to withstand a strike. Any ideas?
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#251834 - 05/08/06 03:53 PM Re: how to take care of sais [Re: Sensei Paul Hart]
Joss Offline
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Registered: 01/18/06
Posts: 567
Paul,

I saw some of this guy's stuff at an Oyata seminar and it is nice, great feel. The website says it is cast stainless but I don't know what level. Just way to much price for me though. I could wear out six sets of the $50 ones I use and still have $20 left.

http://www.murasakikobudo.com/pages/sai.html

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