Thread: shinken?
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Old 04-05-2013, 07:45 AM   #38
Keith Larman
Dojo: AIA, Los Angeles, CA
Location: California
Join Date: Apr 2005
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Re: injuries from shinken?

Jørgen Jakob Friis wrote: View Post
I would NEVER recommend ANYBODY to buy a live blade without extensive training under a competent instructor.

That was what I was responding to.

Each person buys a sword for their own personal reasons and not everyone buys one to train with it even if it is a relatively inexpensive modern made reproduction. I'm doing a very nice piece right now for a retired disabled veteran who has always wanted a sword. I touched up another sword, modern reproduction, for a guy who simply could never afford a nicer piece and again, always wanted one. He has it on display in his house and is quite proud of it.

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