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 Post subject: Re: Meet the Newbie (This is about knives now)
PostPosted: Fri Oct 05, 2012 2:53 pm 
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I think it is a cultural thing like ?! said because in Japan swords are a big deal but in the US nobody knows how to wield one, really.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:11 am 
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Sra. Nooch wrote:
I think it is a cultural thing like ?! said because in Japan swords are a big deal but in the US nobody knows how to wield one, really.


'American Ninja' should be compulsory viewing.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:18 am 
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linanil wrote:
(Bang is never going to visit the US is she?)

Only because yous go around shooting each other all day every day ;)

A guy was murdered outside my work with a samurai sword. The police spent ages searching down drains for the missing hand and eyeball.

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 Post subject: Re: Meet the Newbie (This is about knives now)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:14 am 
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Olives wrote:
I'm on board with knives being useful tools, but it sort of freaks me out when people say they're going to use them for self defense. Without some actual knowledge and training, it seems it would be just as likely your knife would be used against you, no?


You know, I've spent the bulk part of my life never carrying around anything to defend myself based on the assumption that it would just be used against me if I were attacked, but now that I really think about it- is there any actual data or statistics that back that up? I mean of course every incident is different, but recently I've been wondering if I'm selling myself short and if my life were really in danger already, what are my chances of someone overpowering me with my own self-defense thingie? And I call it thingie because I'm scared of knives and don't ever see myself carrying one, but I carry a screwdriver around to tighten loose screws in life and kind of always assumed I could use it to defend myself in a pinch.

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 Post subject: Re: Meet the Newbie (This is about knives now)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 7:00 pm 
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I think that saying you would defend yourself and actually stabbing/slashing someone and getting their blood on you are two different things altogether.

Obviously, knives have other uses but I think what 'Bang found disturbing was the lack of acknowledgment that knives have the potential to be really dangerous. (And don't be a jerk and tell me about the guy who killed his brother in law with a blender. The fact that other things are indeed dangerous and can possibly kill someone does not negate the fact that knives are often used as a weapon. Don't make me post the picture of piles of bloodied machetes that were left by fleeing Genocidaires as they ran from Rwanda.)

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 Post subject: Re: Meet the Newbie (This is about knives now)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 8:20 pm 
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yeah but machetes don't kill people, republicans kill people. amirite?


(sorry Mumbles and any other republicans)
(jeez i'm just kidding vantine don't post the bloody pictures)

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 Post subject: Re: Meet the Newbie (This is about knives now)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 9:01 pm 
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of course all knives and other sharp things have the potential to be very dangerous, but i'm going to go out on a limb and say the comparison of samurai swords and machetes to the pocket knives people in this thread are talking about carrying is a less than parellel one.

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 Post subject: Re: Meet the Newbie (This is about knives now)
PostPosted: Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:53 pm 
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Damn, I figured this thread would be about yurts by now.

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 Post subject: Re: Meet the Newbie (This is about knives now)
PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:30 am 
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oH, cool presentations and innovations of knives..
quite impressive knife features...


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