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Keith Larman
04-15-2009, 02:27 PM
Okay, for those who know me I work professionally polishing and mounting swords. I love working in the evening/night hours -- that's just how I'm wired. I also love keeping the workshop open to a full breeze. Ahhh, lovely. Except for occasional mosquitos. I've been doing battle for years.

A few nights ago I tried to wave one away using the sword I was working on. Finally! Ha! Beat that Musashi!

And yes, there was a bit of bug part on the other side of the blade.

lifeafter2am
04-15-2009, 03:30 PM
Sure beats catching a fly with chopsticks IMO! ;)

Marc Abrams
04-15-2009, 03:45 PM
It slices, it dices, it even catches your meal........:eek:

Marc Abrams

Flintstone
04-15-2009, 04:37 PM
Now that's sharp! And control! You only got through half of the bug!!!

bkedelen
04-15-2009, 06:04 PM
Awesome.

dps
04-15-2009, 06:07 PM
Congratulations, can you do it again? :)

David

Keith Larman
04-15-2009, 09:28 PM
Congratulations, can you do it again? :)

David

Nah, I don't have to. I've done it once. I'm done now... ;)

Keith Larman
04-15-2009, 09:29 PM
Now that's sharp! And control! You only got through half of the bug!!!

Well, who said I was trying to cut him in half? I was trying to help him retain his dignity... Yeah, that's it, that's why...

Michael Hackett
04-16-2009, 12:30 AM
Bet he won't mate.........

eyrie
04-16-2009, 06:45 PM
Bug vasectomy gone wrong?

MikeLogan
04-17-2009, 07:42 AM
Well done! *golf clap*

jxa127
04-17-2009, 02:50 PM
Nice job!

That reminds me of a joke: Three samurai are sitting outside, eating, drinking and boasting. The first samurai sees a fly and says, "I can draw and strike so quickly I can kill a fly in flight." He companions don't believe him, so he draws and cuts through the air. Two halves of a fly land on the table.

The second samurai says, "That's nothing! I can kill three flies with one strike." He draws and cuts so quickly that the other samurai could hardly see the sword as it moved. Six halves of flies fell to the table.

The third samurai simply says, "watch this!" He draws and cuts more smoothly and more quickly than either of his companions had ever seen -- but the fly he aimed at was still buzzing happily around.

The other two samurai start laughing at him. "You missed," said the first one. "No I didn't," said the third, "that fly will never be able to have children now."

:-D

Ron Tisdale
04-17-2009, 04:37 PM
Good job and picture!

Best,
Ron (now, can I have the blade???) ;)

Randy Sexton
04-17-2009, 06:50 PM
How was the fly attacking; with a Shomenuchi or Yokomenuchi or some other devious secret fly technique?
Doc :D

Michael Hackett
04-17-2009, 09:21 PM
He was using the art of mosquitodo obviously. And now we don't have to have the forum questions of "Does mosquitodo work in a fight?" or, "How will mosquitodo do against kenjujusu?" Keith has answered the question for all time.

Keith Larman
04-18-2009, 01:32 AM
Good job and picture!

Best,
Ron (now, can I have the blade???) ;)

New owner already has the blade. And a high res copy of the photo. I was tempted to brush the kanji "kagiri" on the shirasaya, however...

Yeah, it was a nice blade too. Howard Clark Bainite katana. Scary sharp too -- it (the sword) bit me a few times working on it. Nasty disposition.

Keith Larman
04-18-2009, 01:34 AM
He was using the art of mosquitodo obviously. And now we don't have to have the forum questions of "Does mosquitodo work in a fight?" or, "How will mosquitodo do against kenjujusu?" Keith has answered the question for all time.

Yes, I can confidently say "mosquito-do" clearly sucks (sorry) and that togi-do reigns supreme. Eventually. After a decade or so...

Michael Douglas
04-18-2009, 05:11 AM
Great photo Keith, makes me want to go into the woods 'n wave a sword around ... just for that one fly-choppy picture!
Summer's coming, ... :eek: