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Lancelot Chan
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PostPosted: Tue 30 Sep, 2008 10:25 am    Post subject: Custom made Indian katar Realistic Sparring Weapons         Reply with quote





55.5cm overall length with 1.75lbs.

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Ooo. Pretty. How did you handle the internal structure to make the weapon sufficiently tought without being too damaging to the likely "target," I wonder? This one seems to need a rather more complicated approach than the average sword....
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Lafayette C Curtis wrote:
Ooo. Pretty. How did you handle the internal structure to make the weapon sufficiently tought without being too damaging to the likely "target," I wonder? This one seems to need a rather more complicated approach than the average sword....


We left enough room for the padding between the blade core and the fabric to absorb the impact. It was used by the owner in the 1-10-08 gathering with no ill effects. Different design requires different considerations. For example, if we were making an axe, putting on layers of paddings like we did to this katar would not be enough and we would have to carve air-cushion inside padding to dissipate the impact.

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You know, I always considered the katar to have a design flaw in that the grip is in a straight angle to the two side bars.

The thing is, when the human hand is clenched the fingers don't really align with the wrist. To me, this should in turn mean that the blade of a katar doesn't align with your arm comfortably. Rather, it should have a grip that's so to speak tipping forwards, like one a modern pistol.

Is there anyone experienced with using these things here to comment? I'm quite curious about it.

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On the other hand, a slanted grip would have made the katar a one-sided weapon and compromised its usability as a backup/emergency/assassination weapon that could be drawn quickly, with either hand, from a variety of positions....
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