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  1. Simply outstanding!

    Simply outstanding!
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    Sort of like telling them "You're a state of our...

    Sort of like telling them "You're a state of our country now whether you like it or not" is not exploitative. The whole Queen Min assassination thing had nothing to do with anything exploitative. ....
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    Rab got my sgian to me recently; here 't'is.

    Rab got my sgian to me recently; here 't'is.
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    Update: I don't have it back yet, but the...

    Update:

    I don't have it back yet, but the sharpener tells me it's ready for pickup today.

    He did say the steel is "pretty soft", though he was able to get a decent edge onto it. He also found...
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    For the price of the dirk it seems not worth the...

    For the price of the dirk it seems not worth the trouble. And not so easy, either: After tightening the tang nut, the tang is peened down onto it.

    I mentioned my concern to the sharpener in an...
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    Sa-WEET!! I likes me the snubby pistol too. ;)

    Sa-WEET!! I likes me the snubby pistol too. ;)
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    Very nice indeed! I'm currently a couple of...

    Very nice indeed!

    I'm currently a couple of months into a 6-month waiting list to have one made: Culloden bog oak, interlace w/silver pins, Sterling mounts, Iona marble pommel stone, and sharpened...
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    Resurrecting an old thread. . . I just...

    Resurrecting an old thread. . .

    I just received one of the Barnett "18th Century Officer's Dirks" and will be posting a review probably next week. There are both pros and very definite cons, but...
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    Love it!!

    Love it!!
  10. Another thing I wasn't fond of re: the previous...

    Another thing I wasn't fond of re: the previous iteration of the Gen 2 Musso (and which has already been mentioned) is the width and thickness of the sheath -- it's just too bulky. Historically,...
  11. That sounds good. I'm not so concerned about...

    That sounds good. I'm not so concerned about overall weight -- it's a big knife, after all! -- as about balance. I'm not a huge fan of Cold Steel products overall, but their Natchez Bowie has that...
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    Think I've seen that one, though it's been some...

    Think I've seen that one, though it's been some years. Doesn't that one also include a set of presentation Japanese armor?

    As for the historic authenticity of oval targes -- sorry, no idea.
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    They do seem to be seriously working on that....

    They do seem to be seriously working on that. :rolleyes: However, further discussion of that sort of issue is best taken to this SFI forum: Sword Ownership and Use Legal Issues.

    :ninja:
  14. The Kojiro Sasaki thing is what occurred to me as...

    The Kojiro Sasaki thing is what occurred to me as well. I'm guessing the original poster got the term originally from that reference, subsequently filtered through some anime/manga or other. ;)
    ...
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    Don't have that one. . .but they'll be at the...

    Don't have that one. . .but they'll be at the Sacramento Valley Games the end of this month at Woodland, I'll grab one then. ;)
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    These guys are a feature at most of the Bay Area...

    These guys are a feature at most of the Bay Area Scottish events in northern California, and I love 'em!

    My favorite review quote:



    :D
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    I agree with Greg regarding the parallels. As...

    I agree with Greg regarding the parallels. As just one example, the methods I've been taught for armored use of the tachi involve a lot of locking-up/grappling sorts o' things with the sword, very...
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    Hey Lel -- I'm sorry I didn't check your profile...

    Hey Lel -- I'm sorry I didn't check your profile before responding to your post, as I hadn't realized you're 18. There's a huge difference between ignorance and stupidity, and if my tone sounded like...
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    What sources, please, and what is your assessment...

    What sources, please, and what is your assessment of their reliability based upon?



    That is, quite simply, wrong even on the basis merely of logic. How are these "poor folks" going to acquire...
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    In 24 years of training and teaching in the...

    In 24 years of training and teaching in the Bujinkan I have never once seen the mythical "ninja-to".



    Quite right. Ninjutsu was essentially a military subspecialty dealing with intelligence and...
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    That would be Joel Everett at the Bujinkan...

    That would be Joel Everett at the Bujinkan Sacramento Dojo, http://www.geocities.com/bujinkanmartialartscenter/

    I definitely recommend him, he's good. He also helped me out last year on The...
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    Sometimes you get lucky. :-) My "oldest...

    Sometimes you get lucky. :-)

    My "oldest surviving student" Michael Simien, now a senior-level instructor himself in the Bujinkan and living/teaching in Brazil, did it successfully down there at a...
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    I pretty much agree with Meik Skoss on this one....

    I pretty much agree with Meik Skoss on this one. In addition to the factors of maai, timing/rhythm, etc., something I was always taught that I think is also important is that you want to try to avoid...
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    MythBusters Special Episode

    So okay, this has nothing whatsofreakin'ever to do with anything Scottish, but I thought some of you might enjoy it:

    http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?p=881785#post881785
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    MythBusters "Ninja Special" Coming Soon

    So okay, this is not entirely JSA-related, but I thought y'all might enjoy it:

    http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?p=881785#post881785

    :ninja: :D
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