Failure 's Collection

Discussion in 'Show off your homemades!' started by FIAAO, Dec 3, 2012.

  1. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    <img src="http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/17/50/40/49/img_2110.jpg" border="0" alt="">My slingshot Collection...<br><br>And this is my "full" collection... Three pocketknifes, one homemade knife, one I got from a friend when he had been to India. My unstringed Hoyt-bow, my Hatsan Striker X air rifle and my katana. (I had nothing to do this evening and tought a quick Slingshot-Photo-session of my collection would be great. Its not the biggest or nicest, but anyway... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1"><br><br><img src="http://i40.servimg.com/u/f40/17/50/40/49/img_2111.jpg" border="0" alt=""><br><br>Hope you like it <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>//Failure
     
  2. onnod

    onnod Im from Holland, isnt that weird?

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    nice collection, i've got to do this too one time
     

  3. Arturo Borquez

    Arturo Borquez Administrator

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    awesome collection ... 6 month ago I've started a slingshot rifle and not yet finished <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_cry.gif" alt="Crying or Very sad" longdesc="11"> ... that's because I use all my free time with the slingshot <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  4. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    onnod: Thanks! <br><br>Arturo: Thats why I have a load of slingshots but cant shoot anywhere near a good as you. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> Sigh... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_neutral.gif" alt="Neutral" longdesc="20">
     
  5. HowardAshenfelter

    HowardAshenfelter New Member

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    Hey Failure,<br><br>Do you know anything about your katana? For instance, was it carried by an officer or an nco, (non-commissioned officer). Have you removed the handle to see who made it and if it was made just for WWII or was it an heirloom and very old. There should be a bamboo pin holding the handle on. Remember, though, you wiil need someone who reads and speaks Japanese to translate what's there.
     
  6. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    Sorry to let you down Howard, this is just a cheap-o replica. The original sword was made by japanese prisoners and belonged to the emperor, I think his name was... Hirohito, maybe? If you buy a replica like this in new ship-shape, its 195&euro;, I got mine at a second-hand store for less than a thenth of the price. It was a bit rusty tough, but my friend and I fixed it. It got signs on the side of the blade, meaning "Heavenly Emperor". On the other side, the serial number 46127, wich is the same at all the replicas.<br><br>To own a real, antique, katana is, and will for ever be, a dream. For everyday destruction/cutting/splitting this one does great, tough! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_biggrin.png" alt="Very Happy" longdesc="1">
     
  7. HowardAshenfelter

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    I'd love to own a real one, but none would be in my price range, if I could find one that' s not in a collection. A friend of mine knows quite a lot about katanas and told me that the older ones had a plain wood saya, (scabbard) and plain handle. Wish I could remember what handle was in Japanese. Please don't try to sharpen it! That take away from what value it has now.
     
  8. Nice collection Failure, when i have more than my couple shooters I will have to post pics too. I'll include my bows, throwing stars, all that cool stuff too. Sadly I no longer have my katana (I got it for a little over 200 bucks but it was hand made and quite lovely), I'm sure you would have liked it.
     
  9. tokSick

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    Nice collection FIAAO, i mean everything,... bow, knives,air rifle, katana and slingshots of course.<br>I think there is something missing there... a nunchaku!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
     
  10. I have a couple pairs of 'chucks, they are silly easy to make. 3 feet of dowel (oak, cut into 2 18 inch lengths) 2 eye screws and a few inches of chain. Presto, Bruce lee's yoyo.
     
  11. Arturo Borquez

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    <tr><td class="quote">Nice collection FIAAO, i mean everything,... bow, knives,air rifle, katana and slingshots of course.<br>I think there is something missing there... a nunchaku!!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2">
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    <span class="postbody"><br>Ha ha <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> several year ago made one and ... #@!& ... fu... [email protected]! the pain it gave me <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_sad.gif" alt="Sad" longdesc="3"></span>
     
  12. tokSick

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    I roll mags, put some holes, use some tape to wrap it and a piece of string... perfect for training. If you hands or arms( or brain) mess up somehow and you hit yourself in the face it' s not a big deal. I now use a metal one but i have to admit, i am not so confident than with a home made mag one. <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15">
     
  13. Oh yes, magazines or "boffer style" (plastic pipe with foam padding) work better for practice. Wood can cause serious injuries (I feel your pain Arturo) let alone metal (you're insane tokSick lol). I haven't really practiced much with my chucks, I just have them. I've played with them a bit but I prefer Tongfar, or Tonfa. No chains, thet are like paired nightsticks.
     
  14. tokSick

    tokSick Senior Member

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    Tonfa' s are great!! That' s something on my " to-do" .<br>I never tried it but i learn fast if i like what i try to learn..
     
  15. I can upload an easy pic that will show you how to make one. Or you can go youtube them, listen to a couple of the people talk (assuming you find one who is not a complete fool of course) in their vids and they should explain the dimension. (like the body (long part, and probably propperly called something else lol) whould extend a couple inches past your knuckles and a couple inches past your elbow. The handle size and style is varied. If I can find my old pair I may upload a video of my playing with them, depends on what kind of shape they are in after being stored and when I have a day I'm not too sore from the weather.
     
  16. tokSick

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    I will check that on youtube for mesurements. About the material i want to use... plywood of course and maybe fill some parts with lead,... You know what i mean? <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_twisted.gif" alt="Twisted Evil" longdesc="13">
     
  17. I use hardwood dowels or dried tree limbs (easier to work since they are round as is) and of course you MUST make them heavier, more weight = better bashing device. You must keep the halves somewhat ballenced though, too much to one side or the other and the tonfa don't spin and move as smootly or as well.
     
  18. pasquale

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    Wow, a nice collection. Which one is your favorite?
     
  19. Lars

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    <div>wow that is much enought to protect your family<br><br><br>i would glue the broken one<br>(only to honor it)</div><div class="clear"></div><div class="signature_div">
    <br>hmm nice slingshot!<br>maybe needs some sanding and oiling <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"><br><a href="http://www.youtube.com/user/selfmademilitary" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my Channel . . . . . Selfmademilitary</a><br><a href="http://slingshotforum.forumieren.com/" class="postlink" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">My Forum</a>
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  20. FIAAO

    FIAAO Failureisalwaysanoption

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    <table width="90%" cellspacing="1" cellpadding="0" border="0" align="center">
    <tr><td><span class="genmed"><b>HowardAshenfelter wrote:</b></span></td></tr>
    <tr><td class="quote">I'd love to own a real one, but none would be in my price range, if I could find one that' s not in a collection. A friend of mine knows quite a lot about katanas and told me that the older ones had a plain wood saya, (scabbard) and plain handle. Wish I could remember what handle was in Japanese. Please don't try to sharpen it! That take away from what value it has now.</td></tr>
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    <span class="postbody"><br><br>I wish I had friends thta were interested in weapons too... <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_scratch.png" alt="scratch" longdesc="33"><br><br>Its not of any certain value right now, I dont think I could manage to sell it for more than maybe 30-35 &euro;, if I ever find someone willing to buy it... And I really dont have any toughts about selling it. Well, as long as I can slice watermelons or something with it ( <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_lol.gif" alt="Laughing" longdesc="7"> ) I wont manipulate it in any particular way. I promise! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"><br><br>pasquale: Thanks <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_smile.gif" alt="Smile" longdesc="2"> Its really hard to choose a favourite. Among the crossbows, maybe the cannon. Or the bullpup. But the "original" is really nice too... ARGH!! <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_mad.gif" alt="Mad" longdesc="8"> Among the handhelds, I like the one I got from Onnod (with red bands) and the Iron/antler ("The Norseman"). <br><br>Lars: Thanks! Maybe I have to recruit some "soldiers" so all the weapons can come to use <img src="http://illiweb.com/fa/i/smiles/icon_wink.gif" alt="Wink" longdesc="15"></span>