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#275259 - 05/06/07 10:37 AM Re: cheap steel sux vidieo [Re: bloodyrath15]
shadowkahn Offline
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Registered: 01/03/07
Posts: 234
there's another vid floating around somewhere from QVC where their super sturdy multi-position step ladder collapsed under the guy. That one's funny too.

I was talking for a guy who used to direct for those shows - seems the salesmen are all really bored so they make crap up all the time just to see how bizarre they can get in the product descriptions. Doesn't really matter because the kind of person who buys stuff off of QVC won't generally know quality from lousy anyway

I'd guess he probably was hamming it up because he'd just claimed the sword was "razor sharp." On the other hand, the point got him, so it probably didn't feel too good.
"Belt mean no need rope hold up pants" - Mr. Miyagi, RIP.

#275260 - 06/09/07 10:44 AM Re: cheap steel sux vidieo [Re: Saarna]
Alistar Offline

Registered: 06/06/07
Posts: 21
i agree, it wasn't paul chen, i know all his swords.
but about paul chen, is it any good?
for example, the practical katana...?
tsuyokereba iki, yowakereba...shinu

#275261 - 08/30/07 05:34 PM Re: cheap steel sux vidieo [Re: Alistar]
Strabo Offline

Registered: 08/30/07
Posts: 2
Loc: New Albany, IN
I know of a guy who bought a wall hanger, then smacked it against a railroad tie (the wood blocks) and it snapped. He then went back to complain that it broke. What do you expect from a wall hanger.
SPC Joseph Ford, Indiana Army National Guard

#275262 - 08/30/07 07:50 PM Re: cheap steel sux vidieo [Re: Alistar]
JMWcorwin Offline

Registered: 07/13/07
Posts: 731
Loc: SoCal, USA
Paul Chen makes decent stuff. Though, if you're going to do alot of tameshigiri or suburi with it, you may need to have the tsuka re wrapped and/or lenghthened. The cheaper ones for sure and maybe all don't have a full same wrap; it's wood with 2 cut pieces of ray skin on either side. So, it will slip eventually.
There are no PERFECT techniques, only perfect execution for the situation at hand. ~Corwin

#275263 - 11/18/07 11:49 AM Re: cheap steel sux vidieo [Re: JMWcorwin]
Aeras Offline

Registered: 04/23/07
Posts: 76
Loc: Colorado
Just to put some rumours to rest. I used to work with him at the Shop at Home television channel, where I started as a production assistant and eventually produced two shows. SATH is where he relocated after being "let go". He now shows electronics. He was not seriously hurt. He did have a small cut and even has a half inch scar to prove it. Mostly he was incredibly embarassed and had quite a sizable bruise. Also, rest assured he gets more crap about this incident than you can imagine.
"Fallacies do not cease to be fallacies simply because they become fashions."- G.K. Chesterton

#275264 - 01/21/08 09:28 AM Re: cheap steel sux vidieo [Re: Sveninja]
Vennificus Offline

Registered: 01/21/08
Posts: 206
Loc: The frozen realms of Kah-Nah-D...
-insert voracious laughter here- oh my god, I knew that stainless steel and most cheap swords had a tendency to break but, seriously, on a market channel? XD.
now if you were an expert, you could hit it off a wall behind you, duck. And take the weapon of those you just killed.
Livestrong Johnnyboxcutter!!

#275265 - 02/09/08 06:09 AM Re: cheap steel sux vidieo [Re: Saarna]

Registered: 02/09/08
Posts: 11
I used to swing around a $300 dollar stainless in a class full of people and some even had cheaper stuff, gives me the willies.

#275266 - 01/07/09 01:46 PM Re: cheap steel sux vidieo [Re: YOUNGWOLF]
frosty1 Offline

Registered: 01/04/09
Posts: 1
I broke a cheap sword trying to cut a branch from a tree. Now I will only buy good quality swords. even added a hand forged to my collection

#426697 - 04/28/10 09:05 AM Re: cheap steel sux vidieo [Re: Saarna]
Commander_Nitro Offline

Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 30
never scrimp on a sword

#426902 - 05/03/10 10:31 AM Re: cheap steel sux vidieo [Re: Saarna]
san4os Offline

Registered: 05/03/10
Posts: 2
UPS =)
I will not envy the guy!

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