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#406452 - 12/21/09 08:36 PM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: SomethingLikEvil]
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I should clarify that the photo is a generic one from google images, mine is an Ontario era Navy blade and is quite well worn. Much of its appeal comes from the fact it has clearly seen "use". It has a story, one I will never know. But in my time it's been an artistic inspiration, a sense of safety by my side, a sculpture, a danger, a hundred other things. And it holds an edge like nothing else I've ever seen, I sharpened it once and may never again. An amazing creature.
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#406453 - 12/21/09 08:37 PM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: Drake_Bamboozle]
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For years now I've used a WWII-era Japanese nodachi for special rituals. It features beautiful engraving that runs the length of the blade on both sides. The sword is rather unwieldy at 55 inches, but definitely offers that unique touch which I find lacking in mass-produced specimens.



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#406488 - 12/22/09 11:15 AM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: Delta]
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Probably because he is a soldier and not a marine. Marines are issued k-bars.

I still use my k-bar for rituals.
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#406503 - 12/22/09 03:12 PM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: Delta]
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Originally Posted By: Delta
I'm somewhat amused that you as a soldier have so ornate and beautiful a ritual sword, when I as an artist have a Kabar for mine.


Could it be that your chosen ritual implement is helping you to fulfill the needs of your “demonic” personality? (perhaps the opposite of your artistic side)
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#406616 - 12/23/09 04:04 PM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: John Prophet]
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These aren't my pics..but same sword. Just got it in a couple hours ago. Drakkar is pleased.

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#406646 - 12/23/09 09:41 PM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: Mr. Obsidian]
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THAT IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!!!

Where did you come across it?

... I have a thing for Japanese metallurgy and smithing techniques.
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#406702 - 12/24/09 09:08 PM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: AurEum]
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Original poster:

look for a sword that looks right back at you.

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#406966 - 12/28/09 11:36 PM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: precision]
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I picked this gem up up years ago.



The shape of the blade has a unique tuning-fork quality, and rings distinctivly sharp tones when struck against my chalice, which removes my need for a separate gong or simular sonic device.

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#406982 - 12/29/09 07:52 AM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: Drakkar Tyrannis]
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Mine has a rooster handle, with rooster motif on the sheath.
Care to guess why? wink
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#407029 - 12/29/09 02:22 PM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
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You think Cocks are beatiful?
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#407030 - 12/29/09 02:32 PM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: ArtAche86]
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Originally Posted By: ArtAche86
You think Cocks are beatiful?



Uh...sure. Let's go with that.

I found it at Myrtle beach. It was at an elaborate Chinese Restaurant. I bought the dagger and took one of the cute Chinese waitresses into the back room. Half an hour later, I was horny again.
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#407089 - 12/30/09 09:03 AM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: Roho_the_Rooster]
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Be careful with that joke, it's an antique. coopdevil

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#408004 - 01/08/10 03:13 AM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: Drakkar Tyrannis]
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I am particularly fond of my Chinese Dao at the moment because it is a weapon I actively train with and so it is symbolically potent to me.

Before this sword I have used a Japanese Tanto and also a sceptre which I crafted myself.



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#408052 - 01/08/10 03:59 PM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: TECHNO]
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Originally Posted By: TECHNO
and also a sceptre which I crafted myself.




I think it would be extemely personal,and therefore more potent,to make your own sword.I just wouldn't know how to go about real metalcrafting.
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#408058 - 01/08/10 04:23 PM Re: Ritual Swords [Re: ArtAche86]
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Originally Posted By: ArtAche86
I think it would be extemely personal,and therefore more potent,to make your own sword.I just wouldn't know how to go about real metalcrafting.

Same here, which is precisely why I DON'T attempt to make my own sword! I leave that to the professionals.
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