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I'm all grown up... My first real sword.

I've been going to Scarborough Faire since I was in the 10th grade (back in 1984). I've always admired Angel Swords, and today bought my first real blade.

It's a Wakazishi sword. Here's a link and a couple of pics:

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Not to ask a stupid question buy why a Wakizashi? Watson doesn't do a complete daisho to match that piece so why a sister blade without a katana or tanto?
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Not to ask a stupid question buy why a Wakizashi? Watson doesn't do a complete daisho to match that piece so why a sister blade without a katana or tanto?
I don't see what is stupid about that....in fact, I have no idea WTF you are saying. Pokemon FTW!!!

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Please tell me you did not pay $1000 for a sword?
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Not to ask a stupid question buy why a Wakizashi? Watson doesn't do a complete daisho to match that piece so why a sister blade without a katana or tanto?

I asked if they could make a matching Katana, and the rep that acutally made the piece said that it would be no problem.
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Please tell me you did not pay $1000 for a sword?
Um, I did.

Fine blades aren't cheap. Like I said, this is my first real sword, and I've wanted one for 24 years.

I don't plan on actually using the item, I just wanted one. I can always trade for anything he has at a later time, and get my full purchase price towards the sale.

So, if I see a $3,000 broadswoard, I can trade this on in and pay $2k.

I'm looking at it more as an investment, or an heirloom to pass down to one of my boys.
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Jeez. A thousand dollars is a lot of scratch to drop on something that you bought "just to have," with no intention of ever using. You could probably pick up one for $20-50 at Trader's Village that would meet all your requirements at a fraction of the price.

But, hey, it's your money, and you can spend it however you want. At least it's not a Glock!!!!11


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Nice letter opener.

It's a good looking sword tho.
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killing a burglar with a gun. eh.

killing a burglar with a katana... sweet-ass!
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killing a burglar with a gun. eh.

killing a burglar with a katana... sweet-ass!
getting killed by the burglar which has a gun? priceless.
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getting killed by the burglar which has a gun? priceless.
Burlglar getting killed by a homeowner with a short sword AND an gun? FTW Priceless!


On a more serious note, I kinda played around with it, and something like this in the hands of someone trained could cut your arm/leg clean off. It reminds me of the Monte Python scene where the knight gets his arms and legs cut off and still wants to fight.
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Burlglar getting killed by a homeowner with a short sword AND an gun? FTW Priceless!


On a more serious note, I kinda played around with it, and something like this in the hands of someone trained could cut your arm/leg clean off. It reminds me of the Monte Python scene where the knight gets his arms and legs cut off and still wants to fight.
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LMAO "It's just a flesh wound"
"Come back, and I'll butt you with my head".......... I'm gonna have to get tore up and watch that again, that movie is a riot.....
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One of my biggest regrets about my trip to Spain was NOT buying a Toledo sword. Of course I would have spent $100-$150 on it, not $1000. Hopefully I will be going back next year and I WILL get one.

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Jeez. A thousand dollars is a lot of scratch to drop on something that you bought "just to have," with no intention of ever using. You could probably pick up one for $20-50 at Trader's Village that would meet all your requirements at a fraction of the price.

But, hey, it's your money, and you can spend it however you want. At least it's not a Glock!!!!11

I would be embarrassed to display a $20-50 sword on my wall.

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One of my biggest regrets about my trip to Spain was NOT buying a Toledo sword. Of course I would have spent $100-$150 on it, not $1000. Hopefully I will be going back next year and I WILL get one.

Would $100-150 over there mean about $500 here?

I also regret not buying a USMC NCO sword. I had to borrow one when I was asked to do a wedding once, and should have bought one then, but $300 was a third of a month's salary back then as a corporal.
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getting killed by the burglar which has a gun? priceless.

real ninjas are too stealth. by the time you see them, you dead.
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Would $100-150 over there mean about $500 here?

I also regret not buying a USMC NCO sword. I had to borrow one when I was asked to do a wedding once, and should have bought one then, but $300 was a third of a month's salary back then as a corporal.
No. The only that I was looking at was just over $100 US dollars. They did have a sword that they wanted $24,000 for.

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I don't see what is stupid about that....in fact, I have no idea WTF you are saying. Pokemon FTW!!!

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The ironic thing is that it is a Wakizashi sword that I bought in Waxahachie
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getting killed by the burglar which has a gun? priceless.
Just an FYI. There are people well trained with swords that can dismember your body before your brain could tell your finger to pull the trigger. Not just one person either. They could cut up a small room with multiple people without one shot being fired.
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Just an FYI. There are people well trained with swords that can dismember your body before your brain could tell your finger to pull the trigger. Not just one person either. They could cut up a small room with multiple people without one shot being fired.

pretty hard to conceal a sword so i think you'd have a clue you were about to be attacked. And for every person that is quick with a sword there is someone faster with a gun....

Ill stick to my 10mm...
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pretty hard to conceal a sword
Who said anything about concealing a sword? If someone breaks into the house of someone who is trained with a sword, I don't think the swordsman will be concealing anything.

Maybe you thought I was insinuating that a sword was better than a gun? Not the case.
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Just an FYI. There are people well trained with swords that can dismember your body before your brain could tell your finger to pull the trigger. Not just one person either. They could cut up a small room with multiple people without one shot being fired.
I think it's just nostalgic over exuberance. If I heard a noise in my house I'd stand at the end of my hallway overlooking the only exit, I don't care if he is a fucking ninja straight out of the 15th century, theres no way that sword is traveling 20 feet and beating my bullet. The only option he has is if it's a handicapping wound, or a mortal wound.
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the .50 cal ripped it to shreds.
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the .50 cal ripped it to shreds.
Well, Jezus Christ, I'd hope so!
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pretty hard to conceal a sword so i think you'd have a clue you were about to be attacked. And for every person that is quick with a sword there is someone faster with a gun....

Ill stick to my 10mm...
Actually, walking with it in one hand with it closed, you really wouldn't think "OMFG, THAT'S A RAZOR SHARP SWORD!!!!"

It looks like an innocent club until you reveal the evil inside.
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Actually, walking with it in one hand with it closed, you really wouldn't think "OMFG, THAT'S A RAZOR SHARP SWORD!!!!"

It looks like an innocent club until you reveal the evil inside.

haha either way you're in my house and being ventilated. I'm not into the katanas and stuff, but I am into european swords. I've always wanted to make my own long sword or bastard sword, something exceedingly large like a 4'x4.5" blade - a man sword.

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haha either way you're in my house and being ventilated. I'm not into the katanas and stuff, but I am into european swords. I've always wanted to make my own long sword or bastard sword, something exceedingly large like a 4'x4.5" blade - a man sword.
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haha either way you're in my house and being ventilated. I'm not into the katanas and stuff, but I am into european swords. I've always wanted to make my own long sword or bastard sword, something exceedingly large like a 4'x4.5" blade - a man sword.

If I ever am tempted, and it wouldn't take much, I could trade it in one one of these:

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All right, all right, nothing trumps a light saber.....
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"I'm all grown up... My first real sword."

Isn't that a contradictory statement??


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Isn't that a contradictory statement??


That would be NO, in a Yes sorta way
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On a more serious note, I kinda played around with it, and something like this in the hands of someone trained could cut your arm/leg clean off.
I've played around with a shot gun or two, and something like that in the hands of a blind man could fubar just about anything.

Just sayin.
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when i grow up i hope to get one also. I think its gonna be a really long time though...

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Nice sword.

And that would be pretty damned funny if you wore it in to roll call...
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"I'm all grown up... My first real sword."

Isn't that a contradictory statement??

I thought the exact same thing.

I was walking through a mall the other day and I passed a store that catered to the Dungeons and Dragons crowd. I thought to myself "worst store EVER" but then I looked at how happy the geeks behind the counter were and I wished that I could be THAT happy doing what I loved and be satified with the living it provided.

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