Paul B wrote:Gordon, you mentioned another way of attaching a pommel. Can you describe it?
Paul B wrote:Also, going to give string a try on the uber shinai
Paul B wrote:I wonder if he would be amenable to forwarding his design to a shinai manufacturer and getting them to do the production and assembly as a HEMA sideline?
Stuart-Fach wrote:Any tips/advice on the string method?
Stuart-Fach wrote:Plus, in a communication cock-up between me and my dad about an inch too much was taken off the handle.
Stuart-Fach wrote:Any thoughts- please note I am pretty baboon fisted.
scholadays wrote:Stuart-Fach wrote:Plus, in a communication cock-up between me and my dad about an inch too much was taken off the handle.
Why in bamboo's name are you cutting bits off the handle?
scholadays wrote:I deliberately shortened the shinai handles so that, although there was room for the left hand, it clearly wasn't welcome.
Stuart-Fach wrote:Attempting to follow the advice of the Doctor.scholadays wrote:I deliberately shortened the shinai handles so that, although there was room for the left hand, it clearly wasn't welcome.
Paul B wrote:If it takes more than an hour, it aint worth it.
Think about doing it again if your shinai breaks......
J Marwood wrote:This is my latest effort...
scholadays wrote:However, although the brass fittings seem safe enough to gouge into your opponent or roll onto in the FUT, I'm curious to see how that brass treats your opponent's bamboo.
Also, what does is weigh? Does it need lead?
J Marwood wrote:I don't think the brass will be a problem. It may be unkind to a shinai, but no more so than a lid.
Exactly 2.5lbs, so no lead yet!
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