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Old 09-04-2009, 04:54 PM   #26
Linda Eskin
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Re: Which iaito would you choose?

I was using a cheap kitchen knife recently when the blade snapped off, flew up, and hit me (with the pointy end) in the cheek, just below my eye. Only a tiny flesh wound, but I learned my lesson, and now have some good quality knifes.

I'd hate to see that kind of poor quality in a sword, around people.

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Old 09-04-2009, 05:10 PM   #27
Kevin Leavitt
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Re: Which iaito would you choose?

yup Linda, however, I got a new Cold Steel tactical folder this week and flipped it open to show someone, not used to it, instead of locking out it flew back and "tapped" my finger. Resulted in a nice, deep, clean cut, and a trip to the ER for me. Cost me a "Fight" in a tournament yesterday cause it is still healing!

Not fault of the knife, but of the "owner". LOL!

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Old 09-04-2009, 05:33 PM   #28
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Re: Which iaito would you choose?

Here's a thread concerning test cutting and possible damage with some serious considerations from the sword forum .com

Some experienced guys talking shop who take a drawn sword as serious as a loaded gun.

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