Tuesday, July 29, 2014

On Birankai Summer School

So many classes, so hot, so much sweat. You have to wash gi after every class...
Example here

Now, wait a minute...
What is that last gi hanging on?
Oh yes, you are right. This is AI AWM ;-)
Yes, Piotr gave me his gi to dry and I ran out of hanger space.

Friday, July 11, 2014

On knives

Before I start - a story.

- So, you collect knives? You are very dangerous person!
- Would I be less dangerous if I collected female lingerie?

So yes, I like knives. Have had lotsa of them, they just come and go. Big, small, curved, straight, fixed, folders, tactical, throwers, traditional - ultra-modern... you name it - I had it all.

Yet there is this one thing on the market that scares the living shit outta me. Meet Microtech Jagdkommando:

This thing just plain gives me creeps.

Friday, July 4, 2014

On wak - take two

As I mentioned sometime ago - I got myself a mumei Bizen koto wakizashi in shirasaya:

And quite naturally I was unable to use it for anything (as shirasaya is not meant to be used), so I had it mounted:

Had asked to have slightly longer tsuka, now it looks more ballanced, also feels better in hand.
Fuchi/kashira are Higo school, from mid-Edo, menuki is shishi, also Edo.
Still looking for proper tsuba, this one is a modern gap-filer.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014