Re: Silly Estrella story.
- I think mine skirted the weight limit on weapon weight. I have to be
careful on how I use it.
Okay, here's how I made mine. I got handed a 3 -4 foot length of
Rattan by a friend of mine at Great Western War the year before that.
Was a good hefty piece. So, I brought it home and stared at it for a
bit, then I looked at the Samurai Warlords * I think that was the
title* by STephen Turnbull. Shows a colored plate of a Samurai
cleaning a heavy club with a silk cloth.
Using an old sword blank I had, I cut it up into 1 or 2 inch long
pieces. I used a chisel and hammer to split them in half, so I had 16
individual pieces for clackers. Now comes the fun part.
Instead of just taping them straight onto the rattan, I did something
fun. I had some closed cel foam camping pads that I use for padding
helmets and.. occasionally sleeping on. I cut out 16 individual
pieces of foam to match the clackers. The hard part was getting the
strapping tape and the rest of it all in one spot. After that, I
made 4 even rings of studs on the Tetsubo. Yes, it's a difficult
job, but once you get done, put electical tape on all those little
knobs you just made. Tadah. Thrusting tip is optional, however.
Here's helping hint: Use a secondary piece of rattan to space those
rings out. When fighting with a buddy, those spaces are great for
capturing an opponents weapon and holding it steady while your
fighting friend plays the Taiko Drums on his ribcage. :D
Sorry for the long post.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Kita Jiru Toramassa <toramassa@g...>
> I am really curious to know how you built it. I have been toyingwith
> the idea myself but I've restrained myself becuase I am not sure ifI
> can get the shape right without going over the weight limit. I've
> considered Foam (the fun noodles) but it makes it hit to light.