Re: [SCA-JML] Re: Ninja swords
- Solveig wrote:
>Beginners start with boken, then you move to iaito, which are basically
> Greetings from Solveig! Last I heard, Iaidou is practiced with special
> swords which are not quite real. They are still quite dangerous.
chromed aluminum blades mounted in good hardware, and very advanced students
can use sharp steel.
> I amBoken would be better. They handle more like real swords than shinai.
> suggesting kendou practice which does not involve waving anything more
> dangerous than a wooden stick. Further, I was thinking that things
> should be limited to shinai.
However, neither handle like iaito or live steel. There's a massive
difference between swinging a boken and the real thing. From things as
simple as the feel of the tsukaito and same to the way the blade torques as
it moves through the air.
He who seeks will find, and he who knocks will be let in.
- Bubba wrote:
> I do believe that is grounds for a whoopin'. Want for me to go all Kill BillToo late. Said person died years ago, and the items are long gone. Sigh.
> on 'er for ya? ;)