Samurait Sword in defense of home?

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Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by toad » Thu Oct 29, 2015 2:26 pm

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2015/10/29/co ... cmp=hplnws

Is it just me or do you find the term Samurai sword too generic. Also it seems the young man needs more training. The goblin shouldn't have been able to run away. "Is that a hand I see before me on the floor." Probably a dull display Katana. Also, good doggies!

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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by JustinR » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:26 pm

Well not everyone bothers to learn iaido/kenjutsu. Actually, almost no one. A wakizashi is better suited for CQB.
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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by Denis » Thu Oct 29, 2015 4:39 pm

The 19-year-old Quinebaug Valley Community College student says someone had broken into the home a couple weeks ago and stolen their PlayStation.

Maldonado says he opened the door and slashed the man ...
I sense some righteous indignation. As Col. Cooper used to say, the proper reaction to crime is anger, followed by overwhelming force!

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Post by Greg » Thu Oct 29, 2015 8:10 pm

JustinR wrote:Well not everyone bothers to learn iaido/kenjutsu. Actually, almost no one. A wakizashi is better suited for CQB.
I'm thinking HEMA. And anything they might issue on shipboard for a boarding action ought to work - boarding axe, boarding pike, cutlass, etc. I've considered one of the smaller 2 handed axes myself, for fun.
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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by skb12172 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:04 pm

Why not a machete?
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Post by TheArmsman » Thu Oct 29, 2015 10:12 pm

skb12172 wrote:Why not a machete?

They are my preferred bladed weapon of choice.
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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by skb12172 » Thu Oct 29, 2015 11:02 pm

Me too. What brand and model do you prefer?
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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by toad » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:06 am

I've often thought about this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Kukri- ... b_title_hi

It's cheap and so am I.

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Post by Greg » Fri Oct 30, 2015 12:14 am

toad wrote:I've often thought about this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Cold-Steel-Kukri- ... b_title_hi

It's cheap and so am I.
I went with a KLVUK from HI.

Which means a (iirc) Keshar Lal Villager Utility Knife, from Himalayan Imports. It's about the cheapest high quality handmade in Nepal khukuri you're going to find. It makes no concessions to cosmetics, so less labor went into it than a mirror-finished pretty khukuri. But it sure is functional, I can tell you.

They periodically import bunches of them, look in the HI subforum at Bladeforums.
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Re: Samurait Sword in defense of home?

Post by Jered » Fri Oct 30, 2015 1:14 am

What about a cold steel pattern 1796 light cavalry sabre?
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