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The Doctor's Ring.

Postby scholadays » 20 Mar 2006 10:59

Have a persistent finger injury?
Get painfully rapped across the knuckles a little too often?

I have found that loosely fixing the round plastic tsuba of a shinai flat across the back of my knuckles a most cheap and effective bit of additional appliqué armour.

And it's historicalish too.
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Postby scholadays » 20 Mar 2006 10:59

Ah.

Doofus eh?

(Shakes tiny fist in anger...)
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Postby admin » 20 Mar 2006 11:42

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Postby scholadays » 20 Mar 2006 12:00

There we go, that's what I'm on about.

I have so many of these bloody tsuba now that I've been trying to find a use for them for ages. And as an additional applique armour for the hands or wrist joint they do the job nicely.

Furthermore, I cut out a similar ring of dense neoprene foam and then bound these two rings together with some fancy black ribbon. I then tied the whole assembly to my knuckes using the ends of this ribbon with a big fancy bow.

This worked perfectly.
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Postby admin » 20 Mar 2006 12:07

I intend to use my large collection of plastic tsubas to make rondels for training daggers.

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Postby scholadays » 20 Mar 2006 12:53

admin wrote:I intend to use my large collection of plastic tsubas to make rondels for training daggers.
Indeed, I found that three staves from a broken shinai makes a super wee rondel dagger. Okay, it's a little stiff for sparring full power perhaps, but matches the shinai nicely.

What were you going to use for the blade, old chap?
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Postby admin » 20 Mar 2006 13:00

I was just thinking about the paper-roll sparring daggers.

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Postby scholadays » 20 Mar 2006 13:37

admin wrote:I was just thinking about the paper-roll sparring daggers.
Yeah, they work really rather well, and are as cheap as chips.

Now, I've just had an idle thought - more Ideas of March.
(Ideas, Ides, daggers, gettid, its a joke, ohforgetit...)

Anyway, If one rolled paper up very very tightly, would forcing this down into the leather covering from a shinai handle make a decent rondel blade?

T'would save on gaffer tape, and could be replaced easily once the magazine began to yield.
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Postby admin » 20 Mar 2006 13:43

Maybe - there's only one way to find out.. :)

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