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Ferret



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What material are they made out of most often?
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My collection of Shang Gou.


The first picture are both cheap metal practice swords, dull and sell for about $20.00 on Ebay. The practice swords are always dull and have no end on the bottom of the handle... Most likely because it is the most common to stab yourself in the side or gut on accident with real ones.

The second picture are my most expensive sets. The top pair in this image are combat steel. They are very sturdy, don't wiggle when thrusted and sharpen very easily. They go for about $120 - $150 Dollars. The pair under that are stainless steel, which is standard. However they are very thick and I'm most comfortable with the two pairs in this image.

The third picture is of a thin stainless steel pair, faster than the rest of the standard Hook Swords. They are about as basic as it gets. Under the ones on top are a mystery, I picked them up at Anime Expo 2007... They are the heaviest I own, the sharpest I own, and make the least amount of sense. They're made of combat steel, incredibly thick but are shaped like practice swords... I truly favor the handles on these ones because they don't have cloth wrapped around them... More or less a rough, roped material that doesn't unravel at all. Either way, this was the pair I got the hook end stuck in my shin a month ago. I've never seen a pair like them and I picked them up for $60 Dollars.

The fourth picture are two unique weapons based off of the standard Shang Gou. Double Hook Lian and Double Nine Teeth Hook Swords. The style they are used in differ in some areas but not all. They're less known but what can you do.

The Shang Gou were not in the Chinese Military arsenal, but used by civilians around the Qing era of China. It is in speculation wether or not they are from an earlier time. Either way with the proof we have they're a pretty new weapon, in terms of China that is.
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Ferret



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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You sure know your stuff. =D
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well they're not really well-known. So far in multimedia all I have seen is Kabal from Mortal Kombat using a pair, and that woman from Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon using them.

I did take notice that in Shanghai Knights, during the scene with Jackie Chan using umbrellas for weapons, he uses them in the Hook Sword form.

I always thought that was pretty cool.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've heard of those movies, but I don't think I've ever seen them.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 2:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it's pretty hilarious that I've single-handedly been the only contributor for the entire last page of this thread.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Err, I don't think I get why it's so funny.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Either everyone is incredibly shy... Or I'm incredibly vain.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Obviously I was very bored and decided to do a quick photo edit.


...Here I was just bored.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



I've got a boring webcam image myself.

...Kyo.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Insanitist wrote:


...Kyo.



So maybe we're destined to be life long enemies......it happens.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 2:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dingo wrote:
So maybe we're destined to be life long enemies......it happens.


You both are two equally weird to be enemies.

...Everywhere like such as, as Scott would say.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dingo wrote:

Obviously I was very bored and decided to do a quick photo edit.


...Here I was just bored.


That edit made me laugh. xD
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They look so happy.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 19, 2007 7:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They both know they want to laugh, dotting things.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Running around the forest, looking like an idiot.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WTF Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Displeased?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sooo cool the way your eye shines! ^__^
Did you encounter anyone while you were running around with swords? XD
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 09, 2007 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I so want this for my birthday....


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 5:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ferret wrote:
Sooo cool the way your eye shines! ^__^
Did you encounter anyone while you were running around with swords? XD


No.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote


Me and my friend's dog in a camper.... with candy.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 19, 2007 11:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got you to join.

...You kind of look like Ferret.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 8:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Laughed oddly at that last comment*
...
Is there something to be inferred from said comment?
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.... Ferret better not be ugly... Crying or Very sad
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

*Bray of laughter*
...
Oh my; I am very sorry to have let you down. :[
But note he said "kind of"; so, you're fine. ^_^
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well if you say so... I haven't seen you so I can't say anything about that...
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 20, 2007 9:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Let's keep it that way. :]
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 22, 2007 10:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote



Decided to spike the back up, looks okay. Won't be doing it for the Iori cosplay though.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 23, 2007 12:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Squuueeeeeeeee!!! Scott's so gorgeous!!! X3
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 1:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't know if I've ever posted, but here's one at my brother's wedding.

I was standing outside the Church


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

People don't wear tuxedos enough, let alone black and white.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 5:58 pm    Post subject: And so, this thread rises once again... Reply with quote

Here's a photoshop I did of me and my cousin. We were going for the Matrix look.
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