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(Fox 31 Denver)   "That was the last thing I expected to see when I left my house this morning ... was to see someone wielding a sword in public, especially that size. It looked like a Samurai sword. Definitely surprising"   ( kdvr.com) divider line
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2018-02-08 08:43:15 AM  
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2018-02-08 08:52:27 AM  
Time for some old copypasta

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2018-02-08 09:13:11 AM  
Hey, that other guy shouldn't have touched his anime doll collection.
 
2018-02-08 09:25:17 AM  
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2018-02-08 10:39:13 AM  
Real Ultimate Power
 
2018-02-08 12:29:01 PM  
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any mention of the dark lord returning?
 
2018-02-08 12:59:40 PM  

Munden: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x489]
any mention of the dark lord returning?


Damn.  Techno Viking has really let himself go.
 
2018-02-08 01:13:51 PM  
UberDave:

Damn.  Techno Viking has really let himself go.

Mead and Meth don't mix?
 
2018-02-08 01:14:48 PM  
Carrying a sword in Texas has been legal since Sept.

/haven't seen anyone doing it yet
 
2018-02-08 01:16:16 PM  
It says "arms", not "firearms".
 
2018-02-08 01:17:25 PM  
Mall ninja on the loose.
 
2018-02-08 01:18:10 PM  
Sure, and with a glow in the dark condom male farkers have a lightsaber.

Spaceballs (11/11) Movie CLIP - Your Schwartz Is as Big as Mine (1987) HD
Youtube pPkWZdluoUg
 
2018-02-08 01:18:32 PM  
FTA: Navarette said one man stuck the sword in the other man's face, and the video shows how he tries to grab the weapon and pull it away. Instead his hand was injured.

 "When you are wrestling for possession of a sword, the man with the handle always wins."

-- Neal Stephenson
 
2018-02-08 01:19:34 PM  

SkoalReaver: Carrying a sword in Texas has been legal since Sept.

/haven't seen anyone doing it yet


You should hang out with the sheriff in China Grove.
 
2018-02-08 01:19:35 PM  
Was he wearing Boots of Escaping?  Did the other guy fail his saving throw?
 
2018-02-08 01:20:34 PM  
Sweet Cody was a bit dim,
But no one wouldn't chance him,
Because he was a samurai.
 
2018-02-08 01:21:12 PM  
I can imagine when the victim grabbed the sword that he thought "bad idea".
 
2018-02-08 01:22:33 PM  

Garza and the Supermutants: Time for some old copypasta

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 馬鹿外人
 
2018-02-08 01:23:12 PM  
the last thing I expected to see when I left my house this morning

I've been to Boulder.

I'd only be surprised to see nothing strange there.
 
2018-02-08 01:27:16 PM  

Sailing Starflower: the last thing I expected to see when I left my house this morning

I've been to Boulder.

I'd only be surprised to see nothing strange there.


I have to say, it is weird by the standards of Boulder.  I think mostly because the everyday weirdness of Boulder rarely is violent.
 
2018-02-08 01:29:43 PM  
"Police said Parker pulled a knife from the victim's backpack. The victim put up his hands to defend himself."

Wait -- what? What is this sentence supposed to mean?
 
2018-02-08 01:36:06 PM  
Anji Creed surfaces?
 
2018-02-08 01:38:30 PM  
Pro-tip: don't grab the sharp end.
 
2018-02-08 01:40:14 PM  
<csb>

When I was in middle school my church group took a day trip down to Wet 'n Wild in Orlando.  On the way home we stopped off at a gas station to go the the bathroom and grab some snacks. As another patron of the gas station walked out of the front door with a twelve pack of beer, the handle on the carton broke and all his beers hit the ground and rolled across the parking lot.  The good christian middle-schoolers opted to mock the poor guy instead of helping him out, so he had to gather his beer cans under a hail of laughter and other verbal abuse.  After he managed to track most of the beers down and toss them into the passenger seat of his car, he retrieved a 4-foot bastard sword from the trunk of his car raised it above his head and let out a blood-chilling berserker scream. The kids, in a state of unadulterated terror, scrambled for the safety of the church vans.  Satisfied, the man returned the sword to his trunk and put down a trail of rubber all the way out of the parking lot.

(/csb)
 
2018-02-08 01:42:24 PM  
The secret to swordsmanship:
Pointy end goes into the other man.
Youtube 29FXtcCY8C0
 
2018-02-08 01:46:07 PM  

Munden: [i.dailymail.co.uk image 634x489]
any mention of the dark lord returning?


Man technoviking has really let himself go.
 
2018-02-08 01:48:30 PM  
Worst Highlander fan fict ever.
 
2018-02-08 01:49:24 PM  
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2018-02-08 01:53:11 PM  

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where's the glock?
 
2018-02-08 02:01:34 PM  
2 people 1 katana?
 
2018-02-08 02:02:01 PM  
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2018-02-08 02:03:47 PM  
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(4 sec video)
Cut the Chatter Red 2
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2018-02-08 02:10:17 PM  
Not the first sword related incident in Boulder. CU police shot someone with a sword on campus near the stadium last year or the year before.
 
2018-02-08 02:20:41 PM  
"That was the last thing I expected to see when I left my house this morning ... was to see someone wielding a sword in public, especially that size. It looked like a samurai sword. Definitely surprising," Navarette said.

Silly peasant...when you live the life of a ronin, this is the FIRST thing you expect when you leave your house in the morning.
 
2018-02-08 02:26:16 PM  
Was it a Tachi, Kodachi, or Ōdachi? How many shaku is the blade?
 
2018-02-08 02:43:38 PM  

swamp_of_dumb: Was it a Tachi, Kodachi, or Ōdachi? How many shaku is the blade?


Hattori Hanzō
 
2018-02-08 03:02:54 PM  

swamp_of_dumb: How many shaku is the blade?


220, 221, whatever it takes.
 
2018-02-08 03:13:30 PM  
I can't wait for the return of the days when everyone carried a rapier.
 
2018-02-08 03:19:20 PM  

NephilimNexus: [img.fark.net image 761x761]


ROTFLMAO!!!

Thank you!
 
2018-02-08 03:25:46 PM  
Yeah, as far as swords go, "samurai" swords aren't really that large. It's kind of their beauty, they more graceful and slim, yet strong and sharp. Unless it was a nodachi, those are like 3 feet long.
 
2018-02-08 04:05:35 PM  
FUNNY FIGHT PRAGUE - ARAGORN WITH SWORD :o)
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2018-02-08 05:45:17 PM  

Mikey1969: Yeah, as far as swords go, "samurai" swords aren't really that large. It's kind of their beauty, they more graceful and slim, yet strong and sharp. Unless it was a nodachi, those are like 3 feet long.


Yeah, every time I read the quote, I can't help but think, 'just what size do you THINK a sword is going to be...?'

A katana is a pretty normal size of sword.

Now a Scottish claymore, THAT might be of a surprising size to your normal by-stander...
 
2018-02-08 06:43:10 PM  
Wow, that guy seriously has no idea how to use a sword, at all. Or it's 100% dull. You can see him hitting the other guy in the thigh with it and it doesn't seem to have even cut through the cloth. That's some seriously garbage edge alignment right there. And his stance and, well, everything, were beyond terrible and into the realm of "has never even seen a movie sword fight."

I mean, I guess I should be glad that violent lunatics running around with swords don't know how to use them, but it's just kinda depressing to see someone suck so much at something.
 
2018-02-09 07:26:03 AM  

SirSigsegV: Wow, that guy seriously has no idea how to use a sword, at all. Or it's 100% dull. You can see him hitting the other guy in the thigh with it and it doesn't seem to have even cut through the cloth. That's some seriously garbage edge alignment right there. And his stance and, well, everything, were beyond terrible and into the realm of "has never even seen a movie sword fight."

I mean, I guess I should be glad that violent lunatics running around with swords don't know how to use them, but it's just kinda depressing to see someone suck so much at something.


To be fair, cutting heavy cloth is not as easy as fantasy movies would lead you to believe. Especially if a sword is not properly sharpened and with a thick edge geometry. And if you strike like you're swinging a baseball bat, even hitting edge-first at a flat angle you're not going to inflict a lot of cutting damage.
 
2018-02-09 09:59:57 AM  

cynicalbastard: SirSigsegV: Wow, that guy seriously has no idea how to use a sword, at all. Or it's 100% dull. You can see him hitting the other guy in the thigh with it and it doesn't seem to have even cut through the cloth. That's some seriously garbage edge alignment right there. And his stance and, well, everything, were beyond terrible and into the realm of "has never even seen a movie sword fight."

I mean, I guess I should be glad that violent lunatics running around with swords don't know how to use them, but it's just kinda depressing to see someone suck so much at something.

To be fair, cutting heavy cloth is not as easy as fantasy movies would lead you to believe. Especially if a sword is not properly sharpened and with a thick edge geometry. And if you strike like you're swinging a baseball bat, even hitting edge-first at a flat angle you're not going to inflict a lot of cutting damage.


Plus, as a general rule, you don't kill by slashing.  You kill by stabbing.
 
2018-02-09 10:01:27 AM  
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MY SWORD IS ALSO A BAYONET.  YOUR KATANA IS IRRELEVANT.
 
2018-02-09 10:07:09 AM  

dittybopper: cynicalbastard: SirSigsegV: Wow, that guy seriously has no idea how to use a sword, at all. Or it's 100% dull. You can see him hitting the other guy in the thigh with it and it doesn't seem to have even cut through the cloth. That's some seriously garbage edge alignment right there. And his stance and, well, everything, were beyond terrible and into the realm of "has never even seen a movie sword fight."

I mean, I guess I should be glad that violent lunatics running around with swords don't know how to use them, but it's just kinda depressing to see someone suck so much at something.

To be fair, cutting heavy cloth is not as easy as fantasy movies would lead you to believe. Especially if a sword is not properly sharpened and with a thick edge geometry. And if you strike like you're swinging a baseball bat, even hitting edge-first at a flat angle you're not going to inflict a lot of cutting damage.

Plus, as a general rule, you don't kill by slashing.  You kill by stabbing.


Oh, you can kill very effectively by slashing, if not necessarily immediately. OTOH, if the edge geometry is right and the blade well-sharpened, a good cutting weapon can do devastating disabling injuries even through cloth which might not kill for a while if ever, but which may take an opponent completely out of the fight, unlike a stab which might miss an immediately vital area and allow for a riposte by an opponent. The old 1796/1811 LC sabre was nasty for that. The 1796 HC could be just as effective if it was used by a strong man who maintained his blade edge, see Ewart at Waterloo.
/got an original 1796 HC
//not nearly the boat anchor the Sharpe books make out.
 
2018-02-09 10:10:00 AM  

dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 539x960]

MY SWORD IS ALSO A BAYONET.  YOUR KATANA IS IRRELEVANT.


Original or repro Baker?
 
2018-02-09 10:57:47 AM  

cynicalbastard: dittybopper: [img.fark.net image 539x960]

MY SWORD IS ALSO A BAYONET.  YOUR KATANA IS IRRELEVANT.

Original or repro Baker?


Repro, of course, and it's got the incorrect swan-necked cock.  There is an original with a swan-necked cock, and a reproduction lock set was made based upon that gun, but it has since come to light that the cock on that gun was a replacement, not an original.

Still, it looks good and shoots good.  On a good day I can get all of my shots on a standard B-27 silhouette at 200 yards:

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2018-02-09 11:00:41 AM  
I should add that it was built partly from scratch (some of the brass work, the ramrod, the sights), partly from rough castings (the lock), and partly from completed parts (barrel, stock, some other bits and bobs).

The "not from scratch" parts came from The Rifle Shoppe:
http://therifleshoppe.com/catalog_pag​e​s/english_arms/baker_rifles.htm

And no, I didn't build it, my father did.
 
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