Top ten things you do not want to do as a sword and knife collector...

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  1. wanderingmagus

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    hang it unsheathed over your bed. actually, hang it unsheathed ANYWHERE.
     
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    Try to peel a potato with it :eek:
     
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    Never brandish it while shouting, "Hey, watch this!"
     
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    use it as a letter opener..
     
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    Throw an antler or bone handle knife.:nono: Seriously I broke one that way;bone and antler crack from repeated shock.
     
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    ^ouch.. how much did that cost??

    even try to break a rock with it.
     
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    Never handing it over to another person.
     
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    Throw it at something hard, very hard (hard wood is a killer).
     
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    perform a "quick draw" without drawing the sword at LEAST 10000 times at normal/slow speed FIRST
     
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    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.
     
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    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)
     
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    The Oregon, Portland steel has a fine quality as well.
     
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    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.
     
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    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.
     
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    Don't let any younger siblings touch the blade.
     
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    don't use the blade for "demonstration purposes" unless you've trained extensively in that field.
     
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    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
     
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    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.
     
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    accidently buy a spoon