Dear Neil, thank you for the kind positive rep on the kendogi post!
I didn't opt for anything, that sword is a WWII gunto that was a gift from my sensei.
In this post, you're holding a sword that I assumed is yours. Upon looking at its hilt, I noticed that the classic "diamonds" that are so emblematic of katana hilts are not uniform for the entire length of the hilt; in particular, there aren't any near the middle. There's a style of wrapping (called "katate-maki", opposed to the more classic "hineri-maki") wherein there are "diamonds" near the tsuba and the kashira, and none in the middle; apparently, that's how your sword is wrapped. So, I ask: Why did you opt to have a sword whose hilt is wrapped that way? Is it an aesthetic matter? Do you find it more comfortable somehow? Or was it a sword you were going to acquire anyway for other reasons, and it just happened to be wrapped that way?
Do you find katate-maki more preferable than hineri-maki? If so, how come?
Can you tell me what you think about my bamboo do post?
You can read it under "Bogu" in Forum.
Your consideration will be appreciated.
Happy b-day !!!
never mind :P
cant rep, but thank you for being more civil to the 'newcommers' than I. Especially with the latest one I have had to restrain myself from suggesting he try something to take himself out of the gene pool. As always your maturity and patience are something I can only hope to aspire to someday.
How's it going in your neck of the woods with the world juniors going on? Catch any games? Happy new year!
Sorry i snapped at you Sensei. there was no excuse or reason for it. My grammar was bad & instead of being cranky and posting like a grouch I should have went to sleep and rested. I feel much better after napping. Please accept my apology.
Back from Achilles Hell!
The undead don't do math.
I luv 剣道!
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