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(WIVB)   Honestly, officer, I thought yard long swords were allowed on planes   (wivb.com) divider line 36
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2013-07-01 05:35:17 PM  
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2013-07-01 05:46:54 PM  
I could see someone at the ticket office saying "does it fit in the overhead? Yeah, then it's fine" without even looking at it.
 
2013-07-01 05:49:39 PM  
No Kill Bill yet? I'll check back later...
 
2013-07-01 05:53:46 PM  
But he must make his flight to the Gathering!

/there can be only one!
 
2013-07-01 05:54:49 PM  
My yard is an acre - I don't think I could lift a sword that big.
 
2013-07-01 05:55:39 PM  
Was his name Hiro?
 
2013-07-01 05:56:16 PM  
Just check it with the rest of the things, make sure you tell the person it's DECORATION, fool.
 
2013-07-01 05:57:33 PM  
Not a very practical weapon in an enclosed space...
 
2013-07-01 05:58:50 PM  
CHEEKTOWAGA, N.Y's major experience with Sumarais and planes was in WWII when they weren't really good at landing.  Helen Keller's flying school of the Pacific had something to do with that.
 
2013-07-01 06:00:51 PM  

Honest Bender: Not a very practical weapon in an enclosed space...


Sure, if you're a biatch and afraid to half sword.

Just squeeze that blade tight and it won't hardly cut ya.
 
2013-07-01 06:05:37 PM  
www.tylak.com
Dear Buffalo-Niagara International Airport officials...
 
2013-07-01 06:08:36 PM  
You should have to pass an IQ test before you are allowed into an airport.
 
2013-07-01 06:11:34 PM  
A plane is a terrible place to use a sword, what a dumbass.
 
2013-07-01 06:12:05 PM  
Today, swords .. someday, maybe, it'll even extend to pen-knives.

What? Really? OK, well .. toothpicks then.
 
2013-07-01 06:13:42 PM  

Honest Bender: Not a very practical weapon in an enclosed space...


Was gonna say. When they said they were going to allow baseball bats and hockey sticks back on planes I thought the same thing.
 
2013-07-01 06:14:53 PM  

Tylak: [www.tylak.com image 444x200]
Dear Buffalo-Niagara International Airport officials...


Came for the Kill Bill reference...leaving satisfied.
 
2013-07-01 06:16:32 PM  
They had curved swords.

Curved.  Swords.
 
2013-07-01 06:17:59 PM  

fusillade762: Honest Bender: Not a very practical weapon in an enclosed space...

Was gonna say. When they said they were going to allow baseball bats and hockey sticks back on planes I thought the same thing.


Again, it's called "half swording" and was very popular, although not really with katana.
 
2013-07-01 06:18:16 PM  
80% chance this guy was wearing a fedora and jorts.
 
2013-07-01 06:22:17 PM  
It's not every day one books a flight to attend a Gathering, it's entirely possible that the last time he flew there was no such thing as security checkpoints and banned carry-on items.
 
2013-07-01 06:27:34 PM  

generallyso: It's not every day one books a flight to attend a Gathering, it's entirely possible that the last time he flew there was no such thing as security checkpoints and banned carry-on items.


I've always wondered how they get past security (I doubt they checked in their sword).
 
2013-07-01 06:30:01 PM  

PsyLord: generallyso: It's not every day one books a flight to attend a Gathering, it's entirely possible that the last time he flew there was no such thing as security checkpoints and banned carry-on items.

I've always wondered how they get past security (I doubt they checked in their sword).


In the TV show, wasn't the Highlander an antiques dealer or an archeologist? He probably checked a dozen swords.
 
2013-07-01 06:32:14 PM  

doglover: PsyLord: generallyso: It's not every day one books a flight to attend a Gathering, it's entirely possible that the last time he flew there was no such thing as security checkpoints and banned carry-on items.

I've always wondered how they get past security (I doubt they checked in their sword).

In the TV show, wasn't the Highlander an antiques dealer or an archeologist? He probably checked a dozen swords.


I wouldn't trust those baggage handlers especially when my life is on the line.
 
2013-07-01 06:36:50 PM  
If it's not sharp, is it still a weapon?   Or is it just decorative sheet metal?
 
2013-07-01 06:42:39 PM  

doglover: fusillade762: Honest Bender: Not a very practical weapon in an enclosed space...

Was gonna say. When they said they were going to allow baseball bats and hockey sticks back on planes I thought the same thing.

Again, it's called "half swording" and was very popular, although not really with katana.


There are techniques in iaido for drawing and cutting in cramped environments, but it is hardly ideal for a full sized sword.
 
2013-07-01 06:46:30 PM  
That is one cheap looking piece of crap, too.
 
2013-07-01 06:54:53 PM  
Meter long swords are still cool right?
 
2013-07-01 06:55:12 PM  

Braggi: You should have to pass an IQ test before you are allowed into an airport.


So, no TSA then.
 
2013-07-01 07:47:43 PM  

ZzeusS: They had curved swords.

Curved.  Swords.


Then they're from Hammerfell.
 
2013-07-01 07:50:47 PM  

iaazathot: doglover: fusillade762: Honest Bender: Not a very practical weapon in an enclosed space...

Was gonna say. When they said they were going to allow baseball bats and hockey sticks back on planes I thought the same thing.

Again, it's called "half swording" and was very popular, although not really with katana.

There are techniques in iaido for drawing and cutting in cramped environments, but it is hardly ideal for a full sized sword.


iaido is hardly ideal at all. Ever.

A sword can be held on the blade, though, turning it into a short spear. Really useful technique when you're too close or cramped to swing.
 
2013-07-01 08:20:02 PM  
Ah, reminds me of the trip to Japan I took and bought a couple of bokken while I was there. One's just a little kodachi, but the other's a full-sized tachi. There was no way the tachi was fitting in my bags, so the homestay family I was with fashioned a little cord that strapped it to my back like some kind of samurai and wrapped it in newspaper for me prior to leaving.

You should have seen some of the looks I was getting in Narita. Granted yes I checked it with my other bags after fastening them together, but still.
 
2013-07-01 09:24:17 PM  
The headline had me wondering for a second what type of long-sword would you use in a yard.
 
2013-07-01 09:26:02 PM  

Tylak: [thebride]

Dear Buffalo-Niagara International Airport officials...


Well played.

That always bugged me about that movie until I realized that nobody was gonna take it away from her no matter what anyways.
 
2013-07-01 10:11:57 PM  

Rhypskallion: If it's not sharp, is it still a weapon?   Or is it just decorative sheet metal?


WHO CARES THEY COULD BE TERRORISTS!!!!!
 
2013-07-02 12:43:38 AM  
As God is my witness, I thought yard-long swords could fly.
 
2013-07-02 09:49:50 AM  
doglover:
iaido is hardly ideal at all. Ever.

A sword can be held on the blade, though, turning it into a short spear. Really useful technique when you're too close or cramped to swing.


Iaido, like use of the small-sword in the 18th century, is a rather specialised set of techniques for using a sword in civilian costume, i.e., no armour. A very rapid single-hand strike with a katana against anyone wearing the standard armour used in the Sengoku period, with a worst-case scenario being someone with an adapted European morion and single-piece breastplate would probably result in a slightly scratched/dented piece of armour, a new lacquer job and an hour's work on the anvil for the castle armourer, a badly damaged sword and a severely numbed if not sprained wrist. Cutting techniques are useless against heavy armour.
 
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