Discussion in 'General Weapons & Armour' started by Anduril, Sep 26, 2003.
hang it unsheathed over your bed. actually, hang it unsheathed ANYWHERE.
Try to peel a potato with it
Never brandish it while shouting, "Hey, watch this!"
use it as a letter opener..
Throw an antler or bone handle knife. Seriously I broke one that way;bone and antler crack from repeated shock.
^ouch.. how much did that cost??
even try to break a rock with it.
Never handing it over to another person.
Throw it at something hard, very hard (hard wood is a killer).
perform a "quick draw" without drawing the sword at LEAST 10000 times at normal/slow speed FIRST
when buying a new sword, never buy the pig in the poke, means never buy without holding it, performing some slight strokes, feel its balance, proofing its authenticity by having a closer look at the temper line and cutting edge and last but not least checking its fastness. Cutting a piece of paper in half to proove its sharpness. It should not be too notchy or over-used when buying a second-hand one.
and whilst swinging it once or twice do NOT impale anybody or break any little valuables, then run out of the shop, slice a passing bobby's throat then be wanted throughout the country. Don't do that!!!
Make sure the blacksmith was a good one (like the royal norwegian blacksmith; he makes some amazing knives)
The Oregon, Portland steel has a fine quality as well.
I saw a 7000 norwegian krona dagger smaller than my thumb, made by him. It had a beautiful skull as the hilt, with emeralds in the eyes, and a poison hole in the blade, with a mall groove down to the tip, as well as exquisite patterns on the blade itself.
There were also two practical but amazingly beautiful cherry-wood-hilted/sheathed knives.
do not, do NOT "test the sharpness" by putting your finger against the blade. I don't care whether it turns out to be dull or not, ALWAYS assume it's sharp enough to slice your finger off before you even feel it.
Don't let any younger siblings touch the blade.
don't use the blade for "demonstration purposes" unless you've trained extensively in that field.
sell a custom design on the basis of "Don't cash the check 'til next week, the money will be there then"
dumb dumb dumb
drop a sharpened spear on your foot while wearing tennis shoes. I did that on my way into a gun show I was a merchant at. Nearly amputated my little toe.
accidently buy a spoon
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