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  1. Thread: Aikiweb down?

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    No, but my mother did tell me that sometimes you...

    No, but my mother did tell me that sometimes you have to drop your pants and slide on the ice. Unfortunately I never quite figured out what that meant...

    Here I am supposedly getting ready for...
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    Just fwiw -- antique set

    I was talking with a friend recently about an antique go set he found in a barn at an estate sale in Montana. And as I browsed through e-budo I realized there was a go-section here.

    Ted Tenold is...
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    I've had my share of wrist problems including a...

    I've had my share of wrist problems including a time when I had a pain that sounds remarkably similar to what you are describing. For me it is training with the sword, training and teaching aikido...
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    Actually, the mass produced stuff was often done...

    Actually, the mass produced stuff was often done in shops by smiths who were well trained. The swords often lacked the artistic merit of truly great swords but they were otherwise "good enough" for...
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    Yeah, Michael has good points. Most blades be...

    Yeah, Michael has good points.

    Most blades be they antique or *quality* modern made Japanese style swords are generally "up to the job" so to speak. Edge geometry and metallurgy will be a factor...
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    Just fwiw the swordforum.com reviews are about 9...

    Just fwiw the swordforum.com reviews are about 9 years old now and totally out of date.
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    The side to side dimension is the weakest in the...

    The side to side dimension is the weakest in the sense of resistance to taking a set (a permanent bend).

    Any significant edge to edge always damages both edges. I would guess that the two swords...
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    Well, I will say I've heard people studying...

    Well, I will say I've heard people studying various arts who tell me their sensei says you can break/bend/damage blades quite easily with a jo. I've heard of different places where you're supposed to...
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    Oh, and jo to the edge of a sword... Bad idea. I...

    Oh, and jo to the edge of a sword... Bad idea. I have some video around somewhere of me swinging a jo while Big Tony Alvarez was swinging the sword in the opposite direction. It was an easy way to...
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    Just an observation... Lots of folk talk about...

    Just an observation... Lots of folk talk about the "easiest" way to break a blade. But I doubt many have actually tried it. Guys, these are steel. They don't break easily. Yes, smiths have been known...
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    Seven-year-old in my house. Two am this very...

    Seven-year-old in my house. Two am this very morning I wake up with a spasm (piriformis syndrome, or at least I think that's what they called it). I grumble, roll out of bed on the floor and stretch...
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    Hey, the more recipes the better. Every time we...

    Hey, the more recipes the better. Every time we fly out to visit family in Hilo I come home 10 pounds heavier. They don't eat until they're full -- they eat until it hurts...

    Of course the first...
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    Hey, Neil, great recipe. My wife and her family...

    Hey, Neil, great recipe. My wife and her family from the Big Island loved it although they did want a bit more smoke and salt...

    And the slow cooker version worked fine too. What I did is bought...
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    Ken: Jeremy tends to post the same question on...

    Ken:

    Jeremy tends to post the same question on every forum related to swords to get as many opinions as possible including the NMB. It's already there. And it's been answered a couple times...
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    And don't ever leave a blade with nashiji-hada...

    And don't ever leave a blade with nashiji-hada out too long -- they soften up and mold so fast!
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    Hmm, looks like CRS - "Cocker Rage Syndrome". The...

    Hmm, looks like CRS - "Cocker Rage Syndrome". The attack starts often while they're sleeping. Their pupils dilate. They attack quickly and with no apparent control whatsoever. They're confused and...
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    Well, I think the point here is to say we have to...

    Well, I think the point here is to say we have to be sure to keep the notion of whether swords were used on the battlefield (they certainly were, Dr. Friday's research clearly established that they...
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    History is a complex, messy topic. Of course...

    History is a complex, messy topic.

    Of course swords are "battlefield" weapons since many carried them. But that doesn't mean that battles were comprised *solely* of guys with swords clashing in...
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    Rich Turner put together a really nice page with...

    Rich Turner put together a really nice page with photos here:

    http://www.nihontokanjipages.com/fake_japanese_swords.html

    Basically the best way to identify fakes is to see some really nice...
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    Hey, I've been losing weight lately... ;)

    Hey, I've been losing weight lately... ;)
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    I'm sorry, but it is a poorly made reproduction....

    I'm sorry, but it is a poorly made reproduction. No real value.
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    No worries, just clarifying my position as...

    No worries, just clarifying my position as someone in the craft side who has a lot of martial artists as customers. I get to repair them when it happens...
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    I was just responding to Mr. Amdur's post about...

    I was just responding to Mr. Amdur's post about his thought that it was the moisture that caused his blade to rust rather than the skin oil. I was just clarifying that in my experience skin oil *can...
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    Just fwiw, skin oils *are* corrosive. Some people...

    Just fwiw, skin oils *are* corrosive. Some people are much worse than others. Another thing you'll find if you work with finishing fine metals (not just steel, but on newly polished shakudo for...
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    FWIW it has long been a topic I've found...

    FWIW it has long been a topic I've found interesting as a person polishing (wondering about the role of burnishing the shinogi ji and mune). I've asked a lot of my customers over the years about...
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