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Old 05-05-2005, 05:11 AM   #32
George S. Ledyard
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Re: A warning! Not the chen swords!

Keith Larman wrote:
The notion of the groove providing an "air pocket" to simplify removal of a blade is an urban myth. The other as a "blood groove" is similarly a bit of over-romanticized BS.
see this article:

it's quite interesting...

George S. Ledyard
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