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Old 12-27-2004, 02:09 AM   #15
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Re: I don't want to dismember my opponents.

Bronson Diffin wrote:
Well, it's sharp at least. I'm not sure but there are probably some weird rules as to what can actually be called a shinken. I own a Practical Plus Katana and I don't know if I'd go so far as to call it decent. It's functional--I haul it out when we do tameshigiri, but I don't think it would be all that great for regular iaido practice.
I have a question. If it's good enough to cut then why isn't good enough to not cut.

First thing I noticed when holding a real sword over a shinken was the weight but the question is serious.

Peter Rehse Shodokan Aikido
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