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    As far as where you can carry swords, I'm pretty...

    As far as where you can carry swords, I'm pretty sure its legal in Maryland. If I remember correctly the Maryland state constitution says that if someone lives in Maryland, and is more than 25 miles...
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    I live, work, and play in Sterling. Not too far...

    I live, work, and play in Sterling. Not too far from where you are actually.
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    The date on mine is right underneath the Makers...

    The date on mine is right underneath the Makers name. The set up is something like this:

    (Eagle (Jurmann) (Annother
    Mark) (Date) Mark)
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    Saber ID

    I have the same type of saber that was given to me by my grandfather about a year ago. He himself got it about 40 years or so ago. When he purchased it, he was told that it is a Austrian Heavy Cavlry...
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    I don't think there are enough 2-litre bottles in...

    I don't think there are enough 2-litre bottles in the world to suppord a Swordforumland.
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    I always thought that the fight scenes form the...

    I always thought that the fight scenes form the mid 70's version of the Three Musketeers (and the Four Musketeers), were really wall done, historically. Everyone used different styles and it wasn't...
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    WMA Saints

    Well St. Morris is the patron saint of soldiers. Also, St. Sebstian is the patron saint of hunters/archers (dont remember which)
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    I did catch the hex keyed pommel. NO one in the...

    I did catch the hex keyed pommel. NO one in the theatre could figure out why my friends and I were laughing so much.
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    Dao

    Just remember, the Dao could have been something worse. My brother and I talked afterwards and both of us agreed that if he had pulled out a katana instead of a dao, we were both walking. Not that I...
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    Dumb Customers

    A few years ago when I worked at a knife store I had things like this happen dozens of times a day. While I'm not going to tell the plethora of stories I have from over the years (worked ther for 3...
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    Habaki Question

    Something dealing katanas that I've always wondered about. Why is it that when properly displaying a katana (i.e. without any furnature), the habaki is left on? I've never been able to come up with...
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    Antique Shop

    Try this place. I know the owner personally. Very, knowledgable and friendly.

    www.bcx-iii.com
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    Naginata

    I remember hearing that story. I believe you told it to me one night at VAF after my fencing class, when you found out we worked for the same company. I laughed about it for a week.
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    Thanks for all the help everybody. Looks like I'm...

    Thanks for all the help everybody. Looks like I'm going to be spending my next paycheck on camera film. I'll try to post some pictures when I get back.
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    Museums rules on cameras.

    I have no idea where to post this topic, so I thought I would post it here.
    Im going to be taking a trip to London in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone knows if the Tower of London, the...
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    I carry an Al Mar SERE 2000. I worked in a knife...

    I carry an Al Mar SERE 2000. I worked in a knife store for 3 years, and subsiquently bought quite a few knives, but the SERE is the only on a carry every day.
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    My Grandfather...

    When I was growing up, I would spend most of my weekends at my grandparents house. My grandfather had a huge (atleast in my young eyes) collection of sabers from around the world. I'll never forget...
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    Saber reproduction

    Here is an odd question. My grandfather has been collecting European sabers for most of his life, and since he is getting on in years (he's about 80 or so), he has been slowly dividing his...
  19. Sticky: Cutlery Retailers

    I can understand where most people are comming from when they complain about retailers giving customers bad information or leading them to believe that a particular stainless steel sword or "battle...
  20. I worked for a knife store for 3 years and we saw...

    I worked for a knife store for 3 years and we saw quite a few of the Paul Chen Folded Katanas come and go, and as far as I could tell, only a few off them ever had any obvious flaws in them. Maybe...
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