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    Several People from KenpoTalk have asked what kind of weapons I make for my friends. Here are some of them. I have probably given away about 50 sets of Kamas and that many Swords. I ebjoy designing and trying to come up with weapons sized to fit the individual. Proper size makes a huge difference in excelling with a weapon. I enjoy making them and my friends enjoy getting them.

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    Ok, now I have to wipe up a puddle of drool from around my computer
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    The brass cowlings on the Naginata look real sharp
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    Marvelous stuff! Now FlyingCrane needs to post some pictures of his custom weapons.
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    Wow! Great stuff!

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    Nice! You're quite talented!
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    nicely done. you've got a big variety of stuff here.
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    Wow, very nice indeed... and that's funny that just last night I was watching a show on swordsmithing. Seems like a fun art to learn, I'd like to research what goes into it.
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    Nice horse-cutter. I have a design for a sentry-removal knife. You up for making a prototype?
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    Sweet!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdinca View Post
    Marvelous stuff! Now FlyingCrane needs to post some pictures of his custom weapons.
    I've got a user gallery over on Martial Talk with a few of my pieces. Maybe I'll put one up here, but you all can check them out over there if you are interested.
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    Michael,

    I would be quite interested in seeing what kind of weapons you make. You are one of the reasons I posted mine. You showed a great interest so I tried to accommodate you. Thanks for your interest. It is a challenge to see a different weapon and try and reproduce it at the size needed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sifuroy View Post
    Michael,

    I would be quite interested in seeing what kind of weapons you make. You are one of the reasons I posted mine. You showed a great interest so I tried to accommodate you. Thanks for your interest. It is a challenge to see a different weapon and try and reproduce it at the size needed.

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    Hi Roy,

    You can check them out at Martial Talk at this link:

    http://www.martialtalk.com/gallery/index.php?cat=17260

    I don't make the blades themselves, but I build the hilts and the scabbards. Hope you like 'em!
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    Michael,

    Very nicely done. I enjoyed seeing your Swords. Makes me want to work harder to try and do as well. Great detail. I enjoy making all the Brass fittings. I found that you can pick up a 36" by 10" door kick plate and get a lot of fittings out of it. I am always scrounging for that kind of thing.

    Thanks agin for showing them to me.

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    Greetings Sifu Roy, those are Incredible! I can barely put together Target furniture I cannot imagine being able to produce weapons like these. Heck I can't imagine wielding them well either! LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by sifuroy View Post
    Michael,

    Very nicely done. I enjoyed seeing your Swords. Makes me want to work harder to try and do as well. Great detail. I enjoy making all the Brass fittings. I found that you can pick up a 36" by 10" door kick plate and get a lot of fittings out of it. I am always scrounging for that kind of thing.

    Thanks agin for showing them to me.

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    Thank you.

    It's interesting where people find materials to work with. Seems like every one has figure out something that works for them. There is a sifu in Sunnyvale out here who also customizes swords, and I believe he also machines the pieces in brass, but where he gets his raw materials is something I don't know.

    I actually cast virtually all of my metal fittings. I do the woodwork first, then sculpt the fittings in wax to make sure everything fits together properly on the blade, and cast from the wax originals. My pieces have a bit of a "hand-made" look to them, meaning they don't have the nearly perfect symmetry and whatnot that you can get from machining something, but it's a look that I've come to embrace. I sculpt the pieces as perfectly as I can, but there are always minor variations and imperfections and stuff, I guess I just do the best that I can and I'm generally happy with the results and the style.

    It also gives me the option of working with material like silver, where you might have a hard time simply buying a big block of silver to machine a piece out of. That would be an expensive way to go about it.

    anyway, it's always fun to run into another like-minded person who is on a similar path.
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    Michael,

    I am always scrounging all the stores like Goodwill and the like to find raw materiels. It would surprise you on what I have made from all this. One of the first I found was a Brass door kick plate. I have cut it into many peices and soldered together many parts and polished them out. I just found 2 more for $5. each so am ready to go. A lot of things that you would probably cast. I cut out long strips and bend them to size and sometimes add end plates. Like the butt plates for swords. Works pretty good. also for other sword handle fittings. Just my lazy way of doing things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dianhsuhe View Post
    Greetings Sifu Roy, those are Incredible! I can barely put together Target furniture I cannot imagine being able to produce weapons like these. Heck I can't imagine wielding them well either! LOL

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    Lol...those directions are a killer.

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    Jamie,
    Putting together Target furniture. When all else fails,I suppose you could read the directions (if they are in English?) That ia always a last resort for me. I always fight it a while first. We need to show that we are superior to instructions.

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