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THE FEZ MAN

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since my tinfoil hat is quite tight, im ethnically rich this month and the walking dead is on. ive decided to buy two edged weapons, originally i wanted to build a sword but after much research ive come to the conclusion that i dont have time to learn a new skill set or the ambition to build a forge. so i bought this

http://www.trueswords.com/images/prod/battle_ready_ninja_tech_sword.jpg

i know its probably junk but its easyer to modify something than build it from scratch i also bought this gadget i am in need of a hatchet to split kindling also can strap it to my bug out bag if need bebe

http://www.trueswords.com/images/prod/advanced_combat_tactical_tomahawk2.jpg
 

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$21.99?

My bread knife cost 2x that...and is 4x more dangerous.


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That first one looks too light in the blade to be of much use, and the tomahawk is a better back-up than a primary weapon.

A decent heavy-duty machete would be a better choice for far cheaper.
 

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I knew this kid from highschool. He was a real jerkoff, a tough guy bully who liked to spread the rumor he was apart of the bloods.

Anywhoo.. A year after highschool he went to prison for life for murder. He was riding around with a samurai sword in the backseat of his car, and when a fight broke out he took his sword and swung it at this guy. Apparently the natural reaction to a sword attack is to throw your hands up to protect your face, and this kids' whole forearm was filleted off the bone and was hanging off by a little section of muscle at the elbow. The police report was pretty interesting.

Figured it'd be a story of interest.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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$21.99?

My bread knife cost 2x that...and is 4x more dangerous.


:action-sm
i agree. my Chinese cleaver cost way more and i can shave with it. im going to use it for some landscape work first to see if its going to break. i plan on fixing the handle right off the bat. i wanted one of those zombie tools but they are way to expensive for a useless toy and are on a 15week back log. i also thought of the cheep machetes but they bend and arnt as cool looking :) the tomahawk is the better buy. i figure the head will fly off the first time i hit something with it
 

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I knew this kid from highschool. He was a real jerkoff, a tough guy bully who liked to spread the rumor he was apart of the bloods.

Anywhoo.. A year after highschool he went to prison for life for murder. He was riding around with a samurai sword in the backseat of his car, and when a fight broke out he took his sword and swung it at this guy. Apparently the natural reaction to a sword attack is to throw your hands up to protect your face, and this kids' whole forearm was filleted off the bone and was hanging off by a little section of muscle at the elbow. The police report was pretty interesting.

Figured it'd be a story of interest.
The thought of the damage a samurai sword does has always clenched my pucker. It's basically a giant straight razor slicing you apart. I can just imagine that a real fight between some real Jap sword masters must've been a horrific spectacle that looked NOTHING like the Hollywood bullshit. That've shit must've been messy.
 

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Double poop... stupid shitty wifi at this stupid shitty Buffalo Wild Wings in Muncie, Indiana.

Volleyball tournament. I'm certainly not here by choice.
 

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The thought of the damage a samurai sword does has always clenched my pucker. It's basically a giant straight razor slicing you apart. I can just imagine that a real fight between some real Jap sword masters must've been a horrific spectacle that looked NOTHING like the Hollywood bullshit. That've shit must've been messy.
I've always enjoyed Cold Steel for reasonably priced hunting knives. They sent me a DVD with an order once, hours and hours of the company president getting mad at boots full of meat or shirts on ham or leather biker jackets on beef ass.

Skip ahead a bit. It will even slice a trashcan full of urine.

 

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I have my grandfather's K-Bar that he carried when he stormed Tarawa in WWII.

It is, by far, my most-prized possession in the world... moreso than my sweet ass minivan... yeah, that dear to me.

That piece of cold steel will be be in my hand when I make the journey to Valhalla.

As it is written, so shall it be done.
 

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... im going to use it for some landscape work first to see if its going to break.
Depends on the spine thickness. It probably won't break, but that 420 steel will roll pretty quickly (unless it's 420HC, which I doubt). I know it's too late, but you may want to look at one of these...18" of goodness, and it's only $30


I have my grandfather's K-Bar that he carried when he stormed Tarawa in WWII.

It is, by far, my most-prized possession in the world...
I love stories like that.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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a real sword fight is like a real gun fight fast brutal and messy. the shit you see in Hollywood is fencing. the entire concept of a katana is a single stroke as it comes out of the holder the attack has begun if executed properly the down stroke is to return it to the sheath because your opponents cut in half
 

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THE FEZ MAN

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i have some giant files that i got at a junk sale ive thought of turning into a large knife
 

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i have some giant files that i got at a junk sale ive thought of turning into a large knife
I like that idea. Most people don't realize how good a blade can potentially be made from old tool steel.

In the last few months, I've been giving serious consideration to taking Murray Carters 2 day Bladesmithing course.
 

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I like functional weapons/tools. The fantasy stuff just seems silly to me.
What? Are you telling me the Valiant Armoury Zombie Slayer Sword is the stuff of fantasy? It seemss perfectly utilitarian to me.
 

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What? Are you telling me the Valiant Armoury Zombie Slayer Sword is the stuff of fantasy? It seemss perfectly utilitarian to me.

My Zombietools.net weapons are functional.

Although, I would change the name The Felon, to The Over-compensator.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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I like that idea. Most people don't realize how good a blade can potentially be made from old tool steel.

In the last few months, I've been giving serious consideration to taking Murray Carters 2 day Bladesmithing course.
back in ye oldern days most "pocket" knives or smaller utility knives were made from old files or broken sword blades. the t issue with using the old files is the temper. they are so hard they have a tendency to snap if bent but they will take an edge well
 

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For a knife cheap enough you can put one in each car and forget about it, you can't beat Harbor Freight..

$8.99, then you can use the 20% coupon if you have a store nearby.
Its the kind with a hollow handle you can fill with stuff, and has a compass on the cap.
 

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I've made them from old files. I also had some big industrial hacksaw blades, about 18" long and 2.5" wide. Those were hard at the tooth edge and tempered back from the edge and made great blades. I never saw a saw that used them.

Car leaf springs are good if you want to get into forging.
 

THE FEZ MAN

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For a knife cheap enough you can put one in each car and forget about it, you can't beat Harbor Freight..

$8.99, then you can use the 20% coupon if you have a store nearby.
Its the kind with a hollow handle you can fill with stuff, and has a compass on the cap.
i have one of those. i got it out an abandoned wreck at work. i spent a few hours putting an edge on it but have never used it strapped it to my bug out bag and that is were its been for years