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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby __Kit » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:58 am UTC

I am very tempted to put a link to goatse, and then be all like "ohhhh 'arseNAL'".
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby pollywog » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:09 am UTC

__Kit wrote:I am very tempted to put a link to goatse, and then be all like "ohhhh 'arseNAL'".


I cannot see that ending happily for anyone.

Edit: And here is my newest kukri.
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby Marvin » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:15 pm UTC

(raise dead: "Post your arsenal")

i have 6 sticks, which kind of sucks because i have only two arms...
one wooden knife (hurts when you throw it into someones head)
a bayonet from good old kalashnikov

not much, for the time being... i hope i'll get two kukris soon...
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby Quadropus » Wed Jul 09, 2008 11:46 pm UTC

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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby GonzoMcFonzo » Thu Jul 10, 2008 3:38 am UTC

In my apartment, currently:
1 iaito
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2 shinai*
Many bokken (at least half a dozen) of varying quality
2 crappy wakazashi
1 Bat'leth*
1 rapier*
1 jo
1 homemade lightsabre* (made from scratch, the blade is double layered bulletproof "glass." This thing is tougher than the shinai)
1 Cold Steel Kukri
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1 Cold Steel Machete
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1 ax
1 broken ax handle
1 d'k tahg*
1 bowie knife
more folding knives than I can count
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My favorite, a 3" Gerber Paraframe that only weighs 2.5oz.:
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6 airsoft guns of varying quality
1 bb pistol

Most of these are "working" blades. Being the presedent of my school's only Iaido club, and a member of the Aikido club will do that to you. Also, the Kukri, Machete, and Ax (and handle) are specificly for bonfire and are very well worn.

Fun fact: Of all these, the only one that I've ever drawn (my own) blood with is the Iaito. Dull != Not Pointy.

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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby Roland Lockheart » Thu Jul 10, 2008 4:19 am UTC

1 rather powerful longbow with six or seven arrows (I keep losing the damed things)

past that, I suppose I could use the crowbar that's around here, and I probably have everything for some molotovs....
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Postby Pixel » Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:22 pm UTC

My matched Nerf Guns:
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This one is actually Leaf's, but I modified and painted it for her:
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby 3fj » Thu Jul 10, 2008 6:37 pm UTC

I have only one weapon to defend the flat with, and that's a plastic Halloween axe.

Srsly though, if someone broke into my flat, and i had only certain access to my room to find something to arm myself with...

I think id be pretty fucked actually. At best i could see about 30 things i could use as a garrotte, a leather belt with pirate studs in to use as a whip (the bad kind) and some paracetamol i could maybe trick him/her into overdosing on.
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby Robin S » Thu Jul 10, 2008 7:03 pm UTC

I own no weapons, and don't ever plan to (it's illegal to own one for the purposes of self-defence anyway).
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby oxoiron » Thu Jul 10, 2008 10:47 pm UTC

2--hands
2--feet
2--elbows
2--knees
1--intimate knowledge of locks, strikes and throws
20--years of practice

1--Grim Reaper-style scythe that I keep razor sharp, because I actually use it
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby SmoothHeavy » Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:52 am UTC

Sawed off 20 gauge, Ruger semi automatic 22. (fun toy gun) and a Ruger 357 magnum revolver (stainless).

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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby SecondTalon » Fri Jul 11, 2008 12:56 am UTC

Robin S wrote:I own no weapons, and don't ever plan to (it's illegal to own one for the purposes of self-defence anyway).

So, it's legal to own for the purposes of self-offense? What about Property-defense?

Anyway, how's the actual law read?
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby pollywog » Fri Jul 11, 2008 11:26 pm UTC

GonzoMcFonzo wrote:Large list of weapons


How good are the Cold Steel kukri and machete? I've been thinking about getting some for a while, because I've broken damn near every other kukri I've bought, and I'm starting to get into farmwork again.

Are they durable? Do they stay sharp? How heavy? Anything wrong with them? Any information would help.
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby Ptolom » Sun Jul 13, 2008 4:37 pm UTC

I have C++ what more weaponry could anybody need

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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby GonzoMcFonzo » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:31 pm UTC

pollywog wrote:How good are the Cold Steel kukri and machete? I've been thinking about getting some for a while, because I've broken damn near every other kukri I've bought, and I'm starting to get into farmwork again.

Are they durable? Do they stay sharp? How heavy? Anything wrong with them? Any information would help.
From the cold steel website (stats are correct, as far as I can tell):
Bolo Machete
Weight: 17.3 oz.
Blade Thickness: 5/64"
Blade Length: 16 3/8"
Handle: 5 5/8" long. Polypropylene
Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel w/ Black Baked on Anti Rust Matte Finish
Overall Length: 22"
Sheath: Black Nylon

Kukri
Weight: 16 oz.
Thickness: 2.75mm
Blade: 13""
Overall: 18"
Handle: Polypropylene handle

I've had both for about a year and a half, and they've both served me very well. I've used them, as I said, for clearing land and building aggie bonfire, specificly: clearing brush, chopping down small trees, and de-limbing larger ones we'd used the axes on. They are both a nice weight for me, and well balanced. The Machete is long enough to give nice heft to the cutting edge without too much work, while still maintaining a reasonable weight. The Kukri is much shorter, but balbacked very well, IMO. I like to use it when clearing brush or de-limbing logs in tight spaces. The unique shape of the tool allowed for great power without being too long.

They have been very durable, but I am pretty good to my tools; I don't think they'll break easily over the normal course of use. However, the Kukri did have a rather large nick taken out of the tip when I bought it (that's why I got it even though I already had the machate, it was half price), I don't know how it got there, but when sharpening it the first time, I was able to mostly file it away. They hold an edge reasonably well, I guess. Over the course of three months of "continuous" use by me and my roommate (16+ hours in the woods every weekend) I had to sharpen them about 3 times each, but as I said, I like to keep my tols in good repair.

They both come with a black anti-rust coating on the blade which holds up very well to use. OTOH, I somehow managed to not sharpen and oil the blade of the machete before putting it away for several months, and the edge did get a nice coating of rust; nothing irreperable, just annoying. Mu biggest complaint was that the plastic handle had ths cross hatched "grip" pattern in it which was extremely uncomfortable. However, I just wrapped the thing up in athletic tape and it felt fine. The other thing that bothered me was the sheaths. I replaced the flat nylon machete sheath with a looser canvas one, and added a thigh strap to the kukri sheath.

On the whole, I'd say these are good solid tools. They are not going to change your life or revolutionalise your working experience, but if you treat them well, they'll get the job done, and are a good value for your price. Like all purchases of this nature, I'd say if you can go handle one in person, see if you like the balance and wieght, see how it fits in your hand.
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby pollywog » Fri Jul 18, 2008 10:38 pm UTC

Thanks for the info. Much appreciated. My plans changed suddenly, so no more farmwork, and I'll have no reason to be using them anytime soon. So I'll go without.
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby Sasha » Sat Jul 19, 2008 2:32 am UTC

About a cup or so of tofu that's been sitting in the fridge for 2 years, I think, a rather large frightening bullwhip, a big nasty sledgehammer with a short handle, and six throwing CDs I made, nice and sharp.
And a pack of Uno cards.
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby pollywog » Sat Jul 19, 2008 3:23 am UTC

Wombat wrote:And a pack of Uno cards.


Fuck bro. I thought you needed a license to have them.
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby GonzoMcFonzo » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:00 pm UTC

Wombat wrote:... and six throwing CDs I made, nice and sharp

That is awesome.
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby Awia » Mon Jul 21, 2008 7:35 pm UTC

I own absolutely nothing, unless you count a heavy digiridoo, you can get a great swing with it.
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby Chrismclegless » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:14 am UTC

2 knives with an edge and that could possibly be useful.
1 ornamental piece of crap knife
1 shitty ornamental sword
1 not-so-shitty-but-not-very-good horseman's sword
1 shitty spear.

It looks OK, but I wouldn't use anything other than the two knives.

I'm considering the purchase of a battle-axe as a gift for my father (his website is battle-axe.org so I figure he should own a battle-axe).

EDIT: Actually, does anyone know of a good place to get decent weaponry from? I'm in the UK.
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Re: Post your arsenal

Postby BlackSails » Wed Jul 23, 2008 1:27 am UTC

A fencing sabre, a kubaton (which I use as my keychain) and me (Im fairly well trained).

At home, its a whole other story. My dad has enough firearms to supply a small army.


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