Was it always the case that there was a changing pattern with the
Or would it be acceptable to, say, instead of fade from white to the base
color, to simply have the base color?
Mainly I ask because the colors of the household I plan to join are black
and red... and though I could do a black and red dan odoshi, I think that it
would lessen the presence of the red in the armor overall, and I am
attempting to have somewhat of a "balance" between the black and red.
Also, anyone who has made the chrysanthemum styled brass fittings? I've
never worked with brass and I'm wondering if they could be formed using a
carved wooden block then beaten, like a mold? (perhaps of ash or oak) Or
maybe someone knows where to buy some sturdy ornimental pieces like this for
It would suck to have to continually re-mold the brass fittings so that it
would look nice for battle.
It is ironic that those who most passionately advocate destruction of the
enemy, often are at the highest loss to explain why they themselves have the
right to survive.