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    Sticky: A couple of ideas on why a Katana might not...

    A couple of ideas on why a Katana might not appear to exhibit even simple harmonics. Note that these do assume that there is still a resonant frequency for the weapon or series of them depending...
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    Sticky: Qualifications

    On the off chance that some of you will read my recent posts here and wonder "Just who does this guy think he is?" "Has he ever made a sword?" "What makes him think he's qualified to spit out this...
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    Sticky: boundary conditions

    Actually this discussion appears to be talking about the fundamental vibrational frequencies of the weapon itself. This means that the point of impact will be immaterial as it is simply a brief...
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    Sticky: Good physics

    I'm happy to see that some of you guys managed to do something other than simply sleep through your physics classes and then demand an A for attendence.

    I haven't found the thread on "complex...
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    Hmm, having made the acquantaince of at least two...

    Hmm, having made the acquantaince of at least two of your previous female students at the end of a sword I would tend to disagree. Fighting spirit did not seem to be in ANY way lacking for either of...
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    Modern fencing "sabres" are not curved, they are...

    Modern fencing "sabres" are not curved, they are straight blades with which (in the less often used dry fencing style) the blad is simulated to have an edge complete on one side coming to a point on...
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    Thank you for having seen the movie which...

    Thank you for having seen the movie which actually attempts to have some relation to the actual story. It is by far the best version that I've seen to date, although I will admit that Keiffer...
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    Obviously you've never seen anything but the most...

    Obviously you've never seen anything but the most recent version of the story. I'd suggest READING THE BOOKS, they are significantly better. Also if you would read the books then you would know...
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    Samurai

    I recommend reading "The Last Samurai, The Life and Battles of Asigo Takamori" by Mark Ravina which details the history of the man upon whom "The Last Samurai" movie was based (the guy played by Ken...
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    From the Oxford World's Classics Explanatory...

    From the Oxford World's Classics Explanatory notes to "Twenty Years After" by Dumas edited with an Introduction and Notes by David Coward.

    "Richeliue had created his own body of Guards in 1623...
  11. Gone, or experienced?

    Hmm, college guys posting in 2002. I'm guessing you're either gone or somewhat experienced by now. Any chance that it's experienced and still practicing?
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    Well mostly I'm interested in a little bit of...

    Well mostly I'm interested in a little bit of learning and a great deal of fun. I've done sport epee and sabre for several years and always run into difficulties with some of the modern...
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    Portland, OR

    What's available in the greater Portland area?
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    Re: Where did the Women train??!!

    Of possible interest to the original question and disregarding subsequent sidebars:



    The answer is apparently not. It seems that everyone is caught in the conundrum of whether or not women...
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