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answered Where can I go to order cheap grappling mat(s) for beginners?
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comment Blocking with a katana blade
Trevoke - yes, there is definitely room for interpretation.
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comment Blocking with a katana blade
@Sardathrion: I'm not a metallurgist, but my understanding is that a hard metal will keep an edge, but a blade that is too hard becomes brittle. Adding the soft elements allows enough flexibility to remain intact yet keeps the blade sharp. It can absorb a hit, but that's not the intention. You might enjoy this video. It is part of a series of excellent videos on traditional swordmaking and could answer some of your questions.
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answered Blocking with a katana blade
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