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  1. One for Gus

    As this thread seems to be an appropriate place I will thank Gus publicly here for being a real gent to me very recently. I won’t go into details, but Gus has been splendid in dealing with the small...
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    Odd you say this - I buy things from both the US...

    Odd you say this - I buy things from both the US and Europe all the time (books especially, but plenty of other goods too) and I find it usually goes quite smoothly – I have had as much lost in the...
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    I have no idea about the problem, but isn’t...

    I have no idea about the problem, but isn’t AccessUSA a mail forwarding company? It may be that this sort of service gets abused by some people and so attracts more scrutiny than direct shipping...
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    Use soft, unscented toilet paper for cleaning...

    Use soft, unscented toilet paper for cleaning instead - it is very kind to your precious bits – swords included :). For applying oil I use a soft, lint free cloth.

    Neil.
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    This one has been up here for a while – I don’t...

    This one has been up here for a while – I don’t understand why it has not been snapped up yet!

    Remy, Here are Gus’s stats for it: http://www.angustrimdirect.com/models/tac/rugger.htm.

    This...
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    Yes, they could tell you the real truth … but...

    Yes, they could tell you the real truth … but then they’d have to kill you :cool:

    Neil.
  7. Thread: Bo-Hi

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    I have never seen a sword with hi on one side...

    I have never seen a sword with hi on one side only (or a fuller come to think of it). I suspect unless small and for cosmetic reasons they are to be avoided as they must unbalance a sword to some...
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    Well, it may just be me being a bit deaf – too much heavy metal in my past!:) I still suspect that if you make a cut that is bad enough to register the sound only confirms what you already know...
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    Yes, the blood groove thing is a total myth – if not why do the majority of antique katana have no hi? Also, in European swords the fuller is most common in cutting swords (e.g. Oakeshott types X to...
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    ‘Crumbs D.M.!’ … mine’s Penfold, the best sidekick ever. ;)

    Neil.
  11. Thread: Joke

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    Bob - it's gruesome … ;) Neil

    Bob - it's gruesome … ;)

    Neil
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    It just so happens I have put some venison in my...

    It just so happens I have put some venison in my freezer this week (I have to grab it when my butcher has it). As soon as I have time to do any cooking I will certainly give this one a try!
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    'I’d leave it for a few moments if I where you...

    'I’d leave it for a few moments if I where you officer!' :o

    'Actually matey that’s evidence – you’re nicked!' :cool:

    Neil.
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    If they make it illegal – I could actually be arrested for some of my more ‘powerful’ bowel movements :eek:

    Neil.
  15. Thread: Beowulf

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    But they miscast Beowulf seriously badly! ...

    But they miscast Beowulf seriously badly!

    Ray ‘cockney geezer’ Winstone!! Gertcha, they must be ‘avin' a giraffe :confused:

    Even IMDB can’t actually Adam an Eve it that 'e’s Beowulf my son....
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    This happened a couple of years ago:...

    This happened a couple of years ago: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2137705/online-game-ends-murder

    Virtual theft, real consequences!

    Neil.
  17. Not a lot you can do with broken ribs. Both times...

    Not a lot you can do with broken ribs. Both times I did this I just took massive amounts of co-codamol (way over the recommended amount), and drank even more than usual. So, my advice is to do...
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    Ahh, I wish my Reeve was working OK – 12 months...

    Ahh, I wish my Reeve was working OK – 12 months in, just come back from Albion, and it's still poorly. I swear this sword is cursed. :(

    Neil.
  19. This is a very old chestnut and is not true at...

    This is a very old chestnut and is not true at all. ‘Blood grooves’ are possibly the biggest myth in the sword world, and no sword, European or Japanese ever had the for this reason.

    Hi serve...
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    Don’t forget that proper hand placement (distance...

    Don’t forget that proper hand placement (distance from tsuba and separation of the hands etc.) as well as the proper tenuchi are critical too.

    Neil.
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    Bl**dy hell, they must think they actually live...

    Bl**dy hell, they must think they actually live in the 15th century! :rolleyes:

    Thanks for that Paul, I never expected this from a company that actually has a web site with a shopping basket.
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    Well, I may be a bit thick and my German is...

    Well, I may be a bit thick and my German is schoolboy at best, but I cannot get the Agilitas web site to work for me. I managed to create a username and password and get my details registered, and I...
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    Yes indeed, its pretty hard to think of other...

    Yes indeed, its pretty hard to think of other things if you are swallowing a weapon!

    Neil.
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    If I had not got something similar in the...

    If I had not got something similar in the pipeline I would be tempted by this too. Not too sure what the cost for the Rugger would be but Gus has quoted $50 (£25 ish) for my Cuttoe.

    Google found...
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    Poll: John, Welcome to SFI . Whilst your...

    John,

    Welcome to SFI .

    Whilst your comment about Roman training methods has merit I believe, I fear the misconception is more on you part here. Steel now weighs the same as it always did, and...
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