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Thread: swords

  1. #21
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    also, the first "samurai" swords were straight bladed chinese style swords that came in through the korean peninsula.

    there is a very interesting forum called the sword forum, that has tons of info too...

  2. #22
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    Yes it is interesting.
    "If you want pure self-defense buy a can of mace." Grandmaster Villari (I think that is it).

  3. #23
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    What you said about swords being a restricted weapon in those times. They still are aren't they? I mean one doesn't go around with one generally.
    "If you want pure self-defense buy a can of mace." Grandmaster Villari (I think that is it).

  4. #24
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    Well, in Japan they are restricted- no swords produced during WWII for the armed forces are legal.

    Don't take that as gospel though, it has been awhile since I had to tap into that part of my head, lol...

    But I think swords in Japan are classified in two catagories.

    Google should be able to turn up the laws.

  5. #25
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    in the old days the only sword a commoner could carry were the short swords or some long knives. if the swords were a set, they were a symbol of your social class and reserved for samurai. there are a lot more short swords out there because of this.
    "Arhat, I am your father..."
    -the Dark Lord Cod

  6. #26
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    Well, I ment in the us. They are kind of restricted here too. I mean if someone say you walking the street with one. However if they say you walking the street with a cane, well, not really to concerned.

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