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Re: OT: Corpses, etc. (was: Re: Gender in conlangs (was: Re: Umlauts (was Re: Elves and Ill Bethisad)))

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Monday, November 10, 2003, 20:25
Quoting Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>:

> >But the things I talked about are definitively African - big, heavy things > >with forked blades, which turn back to present sharp edges in all > directions. > >I've never actually thrown something like it, but I figure it takes strong > >wrists and lengthy training to use them effectively. > > I've seen them, but never ever touched one. But they are damn beautiful in > my opinion! (I'm interested in blade weapons in a purely aesthetic way ;)) )
Bladed weapons are one of those interests that come and go for me - much like dinosaurs and assyriology! This far, it's caused no damage beyond making me throw out 50€ for a katana replica. I'm not normally a japanophile (I can't stand Sailor Moon!), but I do have a soft spot for Japanese swords. Should I ever see a matching waki-zashi, I'll have to buy it. I'm also interested in knives, but am unfortunately not too good with them - my motorics have always been below average. I think I mentioned on the list that I cut myself in the finger during the summer - a milimeter or two further to the left, and it would have been really bad. As it was, I could use my finger again in a week, and in say a couple of years the scare will be hardly visible. I do have a minor collectionof knives at home, incl a couple I've made myself. Andreas