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We Love Swords, Knives, Ninjas, Samurai's & Martial Arts. Do You?

17 Mar '16

Please do not use our swords like this.

Posted by Matt Grant in dangerous, katana, knife, martial art training, sword

We have had a  lot of fun with our swords and have cut our share of fruit and other things but it is just like going to the shooting range.  You need to take safety precautions.  You would never think to shoot at a target that was being held by a friend because you understand the consequences of not being accurate.  I took hunter safety when I was young and am very familiar with gun safety and expect gun safety from all who are around me.  For some reason that does not seem true for some people who buy swords.

Many of our  customers are martial art professionals and they understand and have trained with swords but some just want to buy swords and knives because they are cool.  We agree they are very cool but they are also very dangerous.  I have nicks and cuts all over my  hands from just simple mistakes like trying to catch a sword that gets knocked off a table and your natural reaction is to grab it before it hits the floor. Or trying to catch a loose scabbard that slides off and hitting your hand on the blade instead.   We warn against this but expect some of these things to just happen.  What we don't want and hope does not happen is that you willfully do something that the risk for injury is high.  When I saw this video someone sent me I just had to hope this is not our customer and that he did not lose a finger.  I am sure he will be more careful in the future but it is better to just believe the stove is hot then to have to touch it and burn yourself before you really believe.  

Here is the Video.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w1sj30XNObM

 

18 May '15

Why do we sell this stuff

Posted by Matt Grant in cosplay, katana, martial art training, ninja, warrior

Our whole lives we have been trying to pay the bills.  Doing this and that whatever it takes to get the bills paid and provide for the family.  This used to be much harder in the 80's and 90's when you were pretty much limited to the things you could do to cover your costs.  

Then the internet came about.  All of the sudden you could start to do the things you like and play with your hobbies even with limited funds.  Then all of the sudden you find you can start selling stuff on Ebay and Craigslist and making enough money to make ends meet.  Then you get a website and put some items on their and find people with similar interests to you and wham you are covering your bills.  

Of course you still work everyday but it is fun to come to work because the people that call you are people who have similar interests to you.  They like the things you like.  Social Media has helped us all to find so many more friends with similar interests.  

I have to say I feel very lucky to be living in these times where you can do what you like to do and still make enough to pay your bills.