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    Very nice start! It is a dangerously addictive...

    Very nice start! It is a dangerously addictive hobby... beware :D
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    See everyone bright and early FRIDAY morning.

    See everyone bright and early FRIDAY morning.
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    I rarely post here anymore but this is an...

    I rarely post here anymore but this is an interesting thread so if I may...

    I have worked on hundreds of iaito and shinken so I think I can add a bit here with dare I say a small amount of...
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    Going to answer my own question here. I just got...

    Going to answer my own question here. I just got off the phone with a very reliable source who verified what I heard shortly after posting my question. Apparently Federal Marshals came to Moorehead...
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    Any news from the Moorehead gathering? I believe...

    Any news from the Moorehead gathering? I believe it took place this last weekend didn't it?
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    Nothing further to add but to say that is a nice...

    Nothing further to add but to say that is a nice piece, very much right up my alley. I have a similar piece in shitaji polish. When I get it finished up and mounted I will have to post some pics.
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    Yes, habiki is the process of slightly dulling...

    Yes, habiki is the process of slightly dulling the sword. The super fine edge we see on nearly all nihonto and nihonto like blades today is largely the result of collector preferences for "razor...
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    This is just as common in Japanese made blades. ...

    This is just as common in Japanese made blades. It is not so much a question of quality of steel as it is of togi. Modern swords are polished to such a fine edge it is nearly impossible to not have...
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    And Neeley, the heat might dry me up if I was...

    And Neeley, the heat might dry me up if I was dealing with water, but we all know it needs to get a lot hotter than AZ to make oil evaporate ;)
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    As a consumer you are probably here to become...

    As a consumer you are probably here to become better informed. The fact of the matter is there is a point at which quality becomes moot and personal taste takes over. Most of the iaito dealers sell...
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    Well I have been out of this for a long time but...

    Well I have been out of this for a long time but it is starting to come up again and I have some pretty strong feelings on the subject. Let me set the record strait on a few things here.

    Yes, the...
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    Nosyudo ban

    It is not a ban really. Nosyudo, formerly Nosyuiaido, lost a judgement to Swordstore .com in federal court. My understanding is that until Nosyudo pays that judgement in full any products they ship...
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    ASA Swordworks

    It has been along time since I have visited the forum. I believe I owe the community an explanation regarding ASA Swordworks. As many may have assumed the company I was a part of is no longer in...
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    ASA Swordworks

    It has been along time since I have visited the forum. I believe I owe the community an explanation regarding ASA Swordworks. As many may have assumed the company I was a part of is no longer in...
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    not dried up and blown away yet

    Hi Carl, thanks for the good word. I am not yet in Phoenix. The plan is to be moved down there by early next year. I will set up shop once I am there. A shoulder injury has kept me away from...
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    Couldn't make it to Orlando, but I will not miss...

    Couldn't make it to Orlando, but I will not miss Costa Mesa! Count me on the will be there list Tony. ASA will be providing some goodies for the taikai again.
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    Couldn't make it to Orlando, but I will not miss...

    Couldn't make it to Orlando, but I will not miss Costa Mesa! Count me on the will be there list Tony. ASA will be providing some goodies for the taikai again.
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    Hey Tom. Count me in this year. Let Bob know I...

    Hey Tom. Count me in this year. Let Bob know I will help out in any way I can.

    Regards,
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    Hey Tom. Count me in this year. Let Bob know I...

    Hey Tom. Count me in this year. Let Bob know I will help out in any way I can.

    Regards,
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    Hi Carlo, The new blade is not made by a...

    Hi Carlo,

    The new blade is not made by a "smith". It is a team effort of those involved with ASA Swordworks. This is a production piece and no single person can really take credit for it. What...
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    Anthony just put up the new updates to the...

    Anthony just put up the new updates to the web-site two days ago. I actually had not looked at the new pics till this thread popped up. Thanks guys for making sure I stay on the ball :P

    First...
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    The kiai in MJER is silent while practicing solo...

    The kiai in MJER is silent while practicing solo waza. Vocalized kiai is in all of the paired kata. I assume that in MSR it is the same.
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    It is definietely something in the saya. I have...

    It is definietely something in the saya. I have seen this problem appear in various makes of swords. could be wood sap, could be glue...it is one of those things that happens. I am sure the guys...
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    Very nice work! Robin is absolutely one of the...

    Very nice work! Robin is absolutely one of the best tsukamakishi in the US today. Not to mention he is a good looking fellow and has excellent taste in clothing....
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    Some more interesting commentary! As interesting...

    Some more interesting commentary! As interesting as it is, it is off topic, and I appreciate those contributing recognizing it as so and steering the discussion back on topic. It is an interesting...
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