Re: Why no tsuba?
I'd like to suggest that we all just stop arguing with Graham, in this thread and in others.
This thread stopped being what it is supposed to be at the moment Graham stepped in (#16) with an inflammatory and condescending assertion--one I suspect he is entirely unqualified to make--intended not to further constructive conversation but to let us all know how great he is. Since then, this thread has been nothing but well-intended AW members trying to get Graham to see reason.
It should be clear after four months (four months!) that Graham is not and never was interested in seeing reason.
The death of this thread is long overdue. Let's just let it die, and guard ourselves against Graham in the future. The only winning move, as a disembodied computer voice once said to Matthew Broderick, is not to play.