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    I've noticed that a lot of people like to write things in Japanese on their shinai. I did a search on this forum and got a helpful thread about writing your name in Japanese, but I want to know if people write things other then their name.

    So if it's not too personal, would you mind sharing what you write on your shinai?

  • #2
    Originally posted by Missingno. View Post

    So if it's not too personal, would you mind sharing what you write on your shinai?
    Mine says:

    "Point tip away from face.."

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Kenzan View Post
      Mine says:

      "Point tip away from face.."
      Woah, I thought I said "if it's not too personal"..

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Missingno. View Post
        Woah, I thought I said "if it's not too personal"..
        My sense of decorum prevents me from elaborating on what would be a brilliantly witty comeback.

        Not that that's ever stopped me before.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Kenzan View Post
          My sense of decorum prevents me from elaborating on what would be a brilliantly witty comeback.

          Not that that's ever stopped me before.
          That's quite unfortunate.

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          • #6
            For the most part, it is to be able to tell which shinai is yours. I write my name on my shinai(s).

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            • #7
              I write my name on mine... no reason to write anything else, since my kote are covering it.

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              • #8
                'Saw some have the shinai's weight written near the tsuba and shinai #1 or #2.

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                • #9
                  Name, on the omote side of the tsuka. That's it.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Halcyon View Post
                    Name, on the omote side of the tsuka. That's it.
                    Why only that side?

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                    • #11
                      You don't HAVE to write it there. But that's traditionally where the name is written, usually in the spot between where you would be holding the tsuka. I believe it comes from the custom of swordmakers signing the tang on the omote side.

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                      • #12
                        My shinai says, "This Way Front"...

                        (kidding only)

                        My name's on both the omote and ura part of the tsuka-gawa, cuz people keep nicking my shinais by mistake! grrr...

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                        • #13
                          Eh?

                          Originally posted by Pork Floss View Post
                          My shinai says, "This Way Front"...

                          (kidding only)

                          My name's on both the omote and ura part of the tsuka-gawa, cuz people keep nicking my shinais by mistake! grrr...
                          Why would anyone steal a shinai that's got "Pork Floss" written on it?

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                          • #14
                            Thats not safe dude. If I got hungry enough, I know that my tongue would move on its own

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by 0746 View Post
                              Thats not safe dude. If I got hungry enough, I know that my tongue would move on its own
                              Whoa! Let's keep it clean kids....

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