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#277943 - 08/16/06 11:08 AM Re: katana sharpening [Re: shinsetsu777]
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Ok... We're getting hoplessly lost in the world of what if? So far as I'm concerned that's the first strike against a thread on it's way to being locked. Not locking it yet, just pointing out that this kind of silly speculation... well what if... can get totally out of hand and completely destroy a thread.
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#277944 - 08/16/06 03:21 PM Re: katana sharpening [Re: Charles Mahan]
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On the other hand, Charles, these tangents and speculation has gotten us some of the most interesting conversationin months.
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#277945 - 08/16/06 06:17 PM Re: katana sharpening [Re: shinsetsu777]
Subedei Offline
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I can understand how you feel, but you must understand, there is a serious pirate problem in my country. Many people have been attacked in their homes and aboard their Hanseatic merchant ships by pirates and I feel I need to take measures to defend myself against the tactics pirates have been known to employ. This is no laughing matter!

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#277946 - 08/16/06 08:48 PM Re: katana sharpening [Re: Subedei]
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I can understand how you feel, but you must understand, there is a serious pirate problem in my country. Many people have been attacked in their homes and aboard their Hanseatic merchant ships by pirates and I feel I need to take measures to defend myself against the tactics pirates have been known to employ. This is no laughing matter!




Thanks for that useful contribution

Some may consider swords obsolete but they're still being used to kill people in the middle east right now, and they were used to good effect by both sides in eastern europe 10-15 years ago... Many people on both sides were killed by swords of all kinds in the Balkans.

Swords also happen to be a favorite of criminals in the UK and Australia these days.

Why swords conjure up some kind of special idea in some people's minds I don't know, it's just a long sharp knife. Suddenly discussing hypothetical situations is taboo, but the same kind of talk of guns is abound on these forums.

If you have a sword in your home and it's the only thing you can defend yourself with, then use it if you need to. There's nothing special about a sword that makes it a forbidden defensive weapon. Jeez.

If we want to start talking about the drawbacks of defensive weapons, why not consider the fact that pellets from a shotgun will travel through all but brick walls and hit innocent people in other homes around yours, or if you're using a rifle, you may put holes through the walls of 2 or 3 other houses if you decide to start shooting. At least with a bladed weapon the carnage is pretty much restricted to your own domain.

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#277947 - 08/16/06 09:41 PM Re: katana sharpening [Re: paradoxbox]
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Quote by paradoxbox -

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At least with a bladed weapon the carnage is pretty much restricted to your own domain.






Not sure if that is going to help your case or not!
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#277948 - 08/17/06 02:51 AM Re: katana sharpening [Re: corsair]
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I want a naginata to defend myself in my home......

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#277949 - 08/17/06 11:20 AM Re: katana sharpening [Re: Kendo_Noob]
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Nah, I want some of those gladiator gauntlets with the blades attached to the front like in the Conan movies.
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#277950 - 08/18/06 08:46 AM Re: katana sharpening [Re: cxt]
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Nah, I want some of those gladiator gauntlets with the blades attached to the front like in the Conan movies.



or Wolverine

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#277951 - 08/18/06 09:10 AM Re: katana sharpening [Re: cxt]
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#277952 - 08/19/06 02:12 AM Re: katana sharpening [Re: oldman]
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