This area is for making general suggestions. If you have a comment about a specific weapon I have already posted about, please post it in the comment section for that specific weapon. However If you have any suggestions that you think might improve my blog, or if you have any specific weapon or range of simple hand weapons you’d like me to talk about, go ahead and post a comment about it here. Can’t promise anything, but I’ll certainly see what I can do!


92 Responses to “The Suggestion Box.”


  1. 1 Zach B.
    December 11, 2007 at 5:36 am

    Hey, Ive been working on an under wrist retractable blade design. Its horizontal, Ive got 90% of the prototype done, need to finish up the blade. I have an extension and retraction deal worked out as well. The retraction part is actually the bit that is spring loaded. I’m also toying around with the idea of having a spike launcher too, springs are your friend. Its pretty damn compact and doesn’t really use any “switch blade” mechanisms. Really i was finally motivated by the new video game “Assasin’s Creed.” Me and my room mate have been working on it for a few days now.

  2. 2 Sam
    January 29, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    I’d love to see your take on some of the large blades carried by the mist swordsman in Naruto. Especially Kisame’s Samehada, A very cool weapon, if a little un-orthidox and cumbersome in use.

  3. January 30, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Hmmm Kisame’s Samehada? Not quite my style, but it’s certainly unique enough to make a post about. Can’t promise anything, but I’ll definitely think about it…

  4. 4 Bragteeri
    March 29, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Dear Phyreblade.

    Do you have any info about the dagger shown in Assassin´s Creed? The one in the picture in top of this page.

    I am deeply interested in crafting different blades and gatgets and I hope you have some clue about previously mentioned dagger´s operational principle.

  5. March 29, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Hello Bragteeri,

    I do, in fact have a pretty solid grasp of how such a blade might work, though this blog is not the place to go I’d into that. For more information head over to Automatic Exotic, the forums for Sinza Knives, he’s a good friend of mine who does automatic weapons. There is lots of great information on the Assassins Creed design on that forum. The links is below.

    Exotic Automatic – The Sinza Forums
    http://sinza.forumotion.com/index.htm

    Thanks for reading!

  6. 6 Bragteeri
    March 31, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I have tried to create an username to forums, but I seem to fail every time from some mystical reason. I get a message, witch says that I have wrong username or password and when I try again, it says “username does not exist”
    wut is dis?

  7. April 1, 2008 at 2:06 am

    Hey Bragteeri,
    I am sorry to hear that, I would suggest that you double check that you don’t have capslock on, or misspelled your user name when you registered, there are no issues with that on the forums that I am aware of…

  8. 8 Bragteeri
    April 1, 2008 at 10:08 am

    didn´t found yar e-mail, so I continue posting here. Hope you can clean it up.
    ^^;

    There is no possibility for caps or spelling mistake, I already tried to copy-paste my username and password from the confirmation e-mail in to log-in boxes. I also tried to create different username to different e-mail address.

  9. April 1, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Hey Bragteeri, are you trying to use the same email and username that you are using here for Sinza’s forum?

  10. 10 Bragteeri
    April 6, 2008 at 9:43 am

    no, I don´t have account here.

  11. April 7, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Well I checked the forums and it seems to be working fine…

    I was trying to find out what email address and login you used on the forums so i could see if it went through…

  12. April 16, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    hey guys!!! 🙂 im new here but i noticed that u have alot about wolverine and almost nothing about the altiar wrist blade. now the 1 post i did find is long but i would much enjoy more than one. i dont to be puchy or anything it is a very cool thing and seriously the wolverine claws arent that cool. i dont mean the ones u made those pawn but like in general the wrist blade mega huge awsome pawns all else. i have a pretty good i dea for one but the kinks are pretty big but i only have 2. i have a good sliding mechanism but making a good lock is hard and like making it fit better too. and making it is hard for me. i would pay alot of money if someone did make it though. i would also want it too look cool. all black would be better for the things i plane on using it for. i do like the pinky release but yea enough talk from me. if u werent offended by wat i said please talk to me!!! please i really need one!!!!

  13. April 16, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    okay i got a locking mechanism but i dont have anythign too hav eit come back without sicing a finger. and i dont know how to make the ring thing work i could just use a button tp release the spring but then thats another problem the release is hard. hahah sorry i changed my design cuz this is more durable and loks alot cooler which is wat i need mostyl

  14. April 16, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Hey Xion, The reason why I haven’t devoted much post space to Altairs blade, is because Sinza, a good friend of mine has an entire site dedicated to automatic blades like that one. If you are really interested in learning more about it, go visit his forum at http://sinza.forumotion.com
    I’m an admin there as well, and there are many members who would be more than happy to help you out with any questions you might have. Go check it out… 😉

  15. April 17, 2008 at 4:35 pm

    oh okay thank you! 🙂

  16. 16 Pwnzer
    May 3, 2008 at 9:44 am

    I don’t know if this is the correct page to write this on, but I have invented a weapon that I think deserves a post here. It’s not actually real or anything, but the idea of it is cool, I think. Right now I’m calling it a triblade, because there are three blades on each one. I don’t know HTML that well so could someone please tell me what the code is to download pictures from your computer? I drew up a rough sketch in paint.

  17. May 3, 2008 at 11:23 am

    Hey Pwnzer,

    At the moment, I don’t do posts on imaginary blades. If you actually get one built i will consider creating a post for it, but for now, real weapons only…

    However, A friend of mine runs a forum where there is a lot of theoretical and concept blade work done, which might be a better place for you to post your pics and get feedback on the design. I am an admin there as well, and they are all cool people there. It’s called Exotic Automatic.

    http://sinza.forumotion.com

    Lots of folks with creative ideas there as well. You can post your pictures there, someone might actually build one… 🙂

  18. 18 Pwnzer
    May 3, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Okay, thanks. Still, you should put in a section for imaginary blades, this thing is pretty cool if I do say so myself.

  19. 19 Frank C
    May 17, 2008 at 7:56 am

    I’m the buyer for a large cutlery catalog and manufacturer and love the blog. I’d be interested in feeding you industry info, and upcoming product releases, photos etc. if you are interested. If you’ve got enough traffic on your blog, we could even send you samples for review (and to keep), in return for a post and link to our site. Let me know what you think. I’d be happy to disclose who I work for, but not in the post.

  20. May 19, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    Hi Frank,

    Sure, I’d love to get the inside scoop on industry info and stuff, I’ll get with you via an email about it…

  21. June 18, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    hey im fairly new to this blog, but so far i love what your doing phyreblade, and i was thinking that you could look at some of the video games based fantasy blades (IE the buster sword and seperoths sword from final fantasy series). now im ONLY talking about the blades that people can actually obtain.

    PS- if you get a chance id like to sent you quite a few pictures of all the unusal weapons ive collected over the past 12 years that you could use on the blog.

    Jamie

  22. 22 mike
    June 19, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Hi, have you checked out cold steel yet? I think you might like their products and they have a pretty cool dvd ‘proving’ their blades value.

    🙂

    http://www.coldsteel.com/

  23. 23 Migoto
    June 19, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    hey i just wanted to ask a few questions for some weapons I am currently working on
    They are from an anime called Beet the Vandel Buster and tehre are five total
    Ive worked ont eh edesign of the actual weapons but am havign a hard time with creating there counterparts i gues syou could say
    the axe, lance, sword, and gun i am not realy having a problem with
    Its the shield.
    (for those who dont know what im talking about)
    In the Anime the shield is supposed to be the worlds strongest shield. It also is very good for attacking. At the bottom is a small spike used to set it firmly into teh ground, but when need be the shield literaly rolls into a ball and tyhe spike comes out of it, still attached to the shield with a chain. The problem im having is how to keep the spike in the shield when not in use and were to put the chain. If you look at the shield form, it is hollow in teh center with a couple of bars in it to hold on to. Another problem im having is how to put the chains back into it with ease. Can anyone help me with this or give me any ideas?

  24. 24 deejay
    June 19, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Did they make a replica of Krauser’s knife from Resident Evil 4?

  25. June 20, 2008 at 4:42 pm

    @Jamie
    Hey sure, I’d love to get pics of any cool weapons you might have. The more the better… Can promise when they’d get posted, as my schedule is kinda killing me at the moment, but they’ll definitely get up there eventually… LOL

    @Mike
    I’ve actually been following Cold Steel and their products for Decades… LOL

    @Migoto
    I have not watched this anime, so I’m having a hard time visualizing what you are talking about, but I have a friend, Sinza, who runs an automatic knife forum, he’s really good with the mechanics of automatic knives, If you sign up to his site: http://sinza.forumotion.com and post pics from the anime, or even better yet, a clip or two, then we will be more than happy to help you out with the mechanical aspects of the design…

    @deejay
    Supposedly these guys http://www.mercworx.com/ have a replica of Krausers blade, but with a different grip, but I have not been able to verify whether it’s true or not. Most of the others have all been home made…

  26. 26 barry warner
    July 17, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    I have a African battle ax simular to the one you pictured. It recently fell from the wall and tumbled down stairs causing the head and shaft to seperate. I would like to get an idea of value and a quality repair. Any lead would be appreciated.

    barry

  27. 27 Crosseyes
    July 18, 2008 at 1:05 am

    Hey phyre, Recently I have been thinking alot about russian blades, they seem to be really cool, but whenever I look them up it’s either in russian (working on the language part), or the pictures are deleted. Any chance you can hook me up?

    Because I’m russian
    Crosseyes
    X_X

  28. July 21, 2008 at 1:00 am

    Hey Barry,
    I assume you are referring to an axe like the Nzappa Zap? I’ve been seeing these kinds of axes for between $100 to $500, depending on age, condition and origin, though only the rarest ones ever go for more than a couple hundred.

    So far as repairing it, I don’t know any good places that do antique weapon repair, however I do know that for exotic or antique weapons, you may not always want to even attempt a repair. If the shaft is still in one piece, and not actually broken, which is what it sounds like, I would simply fit it back together snugly, without forcing it back in, and let it be…

    @Crosseyes,
    Yeah, sure why not, Is there any particular Russian blade type you are looking at, or will a Shashka do?

  29. 29 Crosseyes
    July 21, 2008 at 2:24 am

    as stated before, I can’t even look them up 😦 so I couldn’t tell you exactly what I’m looking for… as long as it fits the aforementioned parameters, I’m good 🙂

    You’re the master anyways, suprise me ^_^
    Crosseyes
    X_X

  30. 30 Razorwire
    July 21, 2008 at 10:05 pm

    Hi all – to make your wolverine blades retractable – just thought I’d interject with the idea of shape memory alloy pistons for blade projection/retraction.

    You’d just have one piston going each way for each “glove” and a small button or switch to activate the current to each piston. (the switches could be located on your palms or somewhere else convenient)…..

    the downside is that the pistons may heat up and need some sort of heat shielding so you dont get burned or something, and the other thing is that the gloves will use power even when the blades are retracted……

  31. 31 Joe Mills
    July 23, 2008 at 5:49 am

    I work in the publishing industry designing book covers. I would be interested in using an image from your site: The Zulu assegai – In Damascus

    Do you hold the copyright? Would you be able to help me and my client purchase the rights?

    Hope to hear from you asap,

    Kind regards
    Joe

  32. July 24, 2008 at 1:46 am

    @Razorwire
    Shape memory alloy pistons? Don’t think i’ve ever heard of those. I’ve heard of shape memory alloys, but I wasn’t aware of any that could be sufficiently deformed to provide the travel needed for this application. And regular pistons well, they would need a remote air/fluid pump and controller.

    But I am interested in the shape memory alloy piston idea, do you have any links or additional info on it?

    @Joe Mills
    I do not hold the copyright on the Damascus Assegai image. AFAIK, it is held by a South African couple Kevin and Heather Harvey of Heavin Forge. I do not know if they still have the rights to it, as they do sell their work but your best bet would be to contact them directly and inquire about it. Their contact information can be found here:
    http://www.heavinforge.co.za/html/contact_us.html

    Do let me know if I can help in any way.

    Best regards
    Phyreblade

  33. 33 Crosseyes
    July 26, 2008 at 12:24 am

    kinda off topic, but I guess this is the best place; how do I got those custom avatars like you and LoS have? My symbol would look so much better than that yellow pixley whatever I have now.

    Just a thought, no weight on it
    Crosseyes
    X_X

  34. July 29, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Hey Crosseyes, actually I think you either need a wordpress or a Gravatar account to get those…

  35. 35 Crosseyes
    July 30, 2008 at 5:05 pm

    Crap, I was hopeing against that, Crosseyes is already taken and I don’t want to have to resort to numbers 😥 o well… yellow pixels it is.

  36. 36 Kelewan
    August 7, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Hello,

    I red what you wrote about Altaïr’s hand blade (from assassin’s creed game), which is really interesting. I’ve searched but didn’t find about a double crossbow. It’s from a book named “Waylander” written by David Gemmel. The heroe who is an assassin’s uses a little double crossbow. If you ever talk about it I would be really intrested.
    Thanks for your work.

    Kelewan

  37. 37 Crosseyes
    August 10, 2008 at 2:05 am

    😀
    [URL=http://imageshack.us][IMG]http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/2525/01cc5.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
    [URL=http://imageshack.us][IMG]http://img112.imageshack.us/img112/6385/02lu6.jpg[/IMG][/URL]
    [URL=http://imageshack.us][IMG]http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/7294/03aa5.jpg[/IMG][/URL]

    an hour and a half of constant sawing and tinkering brought me to this little piece of beauty. If you’ve known me for more than a day, or if you’ve read more than 3 of my posts, you know how big this is.

    I can still win yet 😉
    Crosseyes
    X_X

    p.s. tell me if the links don’t work, I’m not very confident in them…

  38. 38 Crosseyes
    August 10, 2008 at 2:12 am

    … that’s wierd, it didn’t go up… well if it does end up on the board you can delete this one cause it’s just a repeat:
    —————————–
    😀


    An hour and a half straight of sawing and tinkering brought me to this beauty. If you’ve known me for more than a day, or if you’ve read more than 3 of my posts, you’ll know just how amazing this is.

    I may still win yet 😉
    Crosseyes
    X_X

  39. August 17, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    Hey Kelewan

    Haven’t run into any reproduction double crossbows yet, but I think there was also one in the movie LadyHawke, Navarre uses one, though it is full sized, and not a smaller one like the one described in “Waylander”. But I may do a post on them anyway, since I like crossbows… 🙂

  40. 40 Cutler
    August 18, 2008 at 6:36 pm

    Hey man love the Site, and love the knives but i need to know if there is a replica of the blade Vamp from MGS4 slings around. the one he fights Raiden with (not the tiny throwing knives). got anything?

  41. August 18, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Hey Cutler,

    There are no identical reproductions of Vamp’s knife from MGS4 that i am aware of. There are a lot of knifes that look similar, having either a similar grip, or a similar blade, but none that are close enough that have both… But I will keep my eyes open, you are actually not the first to ask about it…

  42. 42 MoZZA
    August 27, 2008 at 6:52 am

    phyre can you remember urahara kisukes zanpakuto you blogged about… found a better one 😉 http://www.animecastle.com/pc-120392-22580-bleach-kisuke-urahara-sword-43-12.aspx

    and also, we know you like Xbows, try these:
    http://www.talismancrossbows.co.uk/

  43. August 27, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Man… You rock… Bookmarked…!!

  44. 44 MoZZA
    August 28, 2008 at 6:05 am

    LOL a-thankin-yoo!

  45. 45 J
    September 3, 2008 at 9:59 pm

    Just a quick question, even though the manriki gusari is not a bladed weapon, I’ve been trying to find some on the internet for purchase that are not the standard $10-20 P.O.S. that come out of ninja websites. Something with quality, know of any sources? Your site is awesome, and has given me some direction with purchasing bladed weapons, keep up the good work.

  46. September 3, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Hey J,
    Not quite sure what you are looking for, Manrikgusari are actually a very simple design. Being cheap does not automatically make them bad. When you say quality, what exactly are you looking for? For most of the purposes I can think of, a $20 Manriki will usually suffice…

  47. 47 J
    September 4, 2008 at 11:17 am

    You’re right, I was looking for something a bit more concealed, for instance a small metal baton that when unscrewed forms the two handles of the chain, not to be confused with that crappy hide-a-chuck piece of junk, but something that is significantly smaller, but still with design, I have both styles of the manriki gusari with the heavy cylindrical ends, and the smaller one with the octagonal end, personally the smaller one is a bit sturdier, I often wonder how long the screw will stay in the larger one until it breaks and I send a weight flying through my wall. Everywhere I look I only find those two models, certainly someone somewhere has made something that’s a bit nicer.

  48. September 4, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Ok, that kinda makes more sense. Unfortunately however, I have yet to see any of that design. I do have one of those converta-chucks and I wasn’t impressed. In fact I think it developed a dent when I whacked my shin with it LOL…

    Actually, I also have the smaller manriki you are talking about with the hexagonal weight, i’ve had it for about what, 8 years, and it shows not signs of falling apart… A little wear here and there, but looks like it’s plenty strong.

    I guess these are the easiest designs out there… There really hasn’t been a need for a concealable one, and the traditional ones were designed for traditional use, not for extreme concealability (Manriki are a little heavy, but almost as concealable as you’re gonna get.)

    But I’ll keep an eye out for a better one…

  49. 49 J
    September 5, 2008 at 9:38 am

    It seems like of all the companies that sell them there are only two shapes and they are all identical to each other regardless of seller, so maybe one company manufacturers them all, and 100 companies sell the same thing at different prices. Do you know of any exotic weapon makers who could improve upon the design somehow? Anyways thanks for the quick response, your site rocks.

  50. September 6, 2008 at 12:28 am

    No, I can’t say that I know of anyone who is making an improved form of manriki… There isn’t really a demand for it. The design modifications you are looking for really aren’t in line with what they were designed for, so unless you have them custom made, I’d be really skeptical about finding any for sale commercially…

  51. 51 Mike
    September 10, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Just wondering if you’ve heard of the tom brown tracker knife. Its not nearly as fantasy-esque as most of your weapons but its shape has got to be one of the best ive seen as far as a slashing blade is concerned.

  52. 52 G-man
    September 11, 2008 at 12:53 am

    Hi. I saw you have a few rants on movie swords, but you don’t review the one I actually am interested in. The batman cane sword. It’s on skymall and a few other places. Says its carbon steel and comes pretty sharp out of the box. Not very flashy, but that’s why I like it. It looks like it could pass for a cane so it would take a real geek or psycopath to recognize it (takes one to know one). It doesn’t appear to come in black. Anyway I’d like your opinion. Thanks.

  53. September 13, 2008 at 3:53 am

    @J,
    I found a Manrikgusari you might like. Here:
    http://www.trueswords.com/ghost-rider-style-huge-metal-chain-whip-display-p-3573.html
    Not really what you were describing, however it is a fairly unique design… Can’t vouch for it’s durability but it certainly looks much better than the standard run of the mill Manriki everyone else has…

    @Mike
    Actually, I had not heard specifically of Tom Browns Tracker knife before you mentioned it, but I have blogged about a knife with a similar design, called the Paratrax Bowie. Comparing the two, I’m willing to bet the Tom Brown Version is indeed a better quality version than the one I blogged about, but you can read my general thoughts about the design about it here:
    https://thedarkblade.wordpress.com/2008/04/11/practical-bladeworks/

    @G-man
    I went and looked up that Batman cane sword, and based on the quick once over I did, I liked what I saw. We’ll see if it holds up to further scrutiny, but I’ll definitely be adding it to my list of blades to blog about… Thanks!!

  54. 54 Mike
    September 13, 2008 at 11:46 am

    In your review of saruman’s staff you consider removing the central crystal and sharpening the four barbs to function as four separate spear heads. While i do agree with you on the multiple-prong idea (“four puncture wounds are better than one” should definitley be engraved on the shaft somewhere) i couldn’t help wondering if you had considered the “bed of nails” principle. a stab with such a spear would leave several nasty wounds but it wouldn’t be as functional against armor (the stabbing force being spread between all four prong tips.) Whatever, still a very menaceing weapon.

  55. September 13, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    Hey Mike,

    Good point, yes, for any given amount of thrusting force, a single point is generally more effective against armor than multiple points. I wasn’t really thinking in terms of armored opponents when I was posting, I was really just trying to think of ways to improve the lethality of the existing aesthetics, but I agree, you are quite correct…

  56. September 13, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    Incidentally, that was a very good observation Mike, I wish you would have posted it in the actual Sarumans Wizard Staff comments… 😦

  57. 57 Bob Yates
    October 1, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Another blade supplier to add to your list
    http://www.bladeplay.com/cat–Home–82
    Blade Play, they seem to be part of Blade HQ and link to Blade HQ. But no link from Blade HQ to Blade Play. Similar lines carried, but the sales are better, lower priced blades in general.

  58. October 5, 2008 at 2:54 am

    Hey Bob,

    Yeah, I’d run into them before, and was thinking the same thing, they appear to be somehow affiliated with Blade HQ, and I actually went looking for some crossover link, but didn’t find any… I think opted not to add them because they were almost identical to BladeHQ, but If they are lower priced, I guess I’ll just add them anyway…

    Thanks!

  59. 59 MoZZA!
    October 23, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    hey phyre bruv, check some of this stuff out you may like 😉

    http://wu-hai-lung.ws/Black%20Dragon%20Forge%201.htm

  60. October 23, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    Hmmm… Some Nice throwers there… Might be good for a post I am thinking about doing on throwing knives…

    Thanks Bruv!

  61. 61 zharkman
    October 24, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    i cant find a “contact me” section or anyhting so i guess i should point at u that, the so called “rip-off- sword, the black and white one, is not a “diferent version” of sasuke’s one, but a diferent one, used by Yu Kanda from D. Grayman, his sword is similar, i must agree, but… arent most swords alike? i mean… its the same kind of sword, just diferent ornaments; just wanted to point that out, anything e-mail me :3

  62. October 25, 2008 at 11:10 am

    Hey Zharkman,

    Thank you very much for the tip!! You are right, the last sword is actually Yu Kanda’s Mugen Shirasaya… This is what I get for making assumptions… I will amend my post!

    Thanks!

  63. 63 lost4now
    October 30, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    Do you have any idea where I could find the swords used in the movie Hitman? Have included link: http://www.spike.com/video/hitman-four-way/2951829

  64. October 30, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    Hi Lost4now

    The swords used in the movie Hitman appear to be Japanese Shoto (short swords)with the Tsuba (guards) removed, presumably for ease of concealment. I haven’t yet found a replica of them for sale, but i’ll keep my eyes open…

  65. 65 Pzyko
    November 17, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    I was just wondering if you’ve come across a “exact” replica of the sword (Dragon Slayer, a zweihänder or 2 handed sword about 7′ long and 12″ wide at its base.) used by Gats the main charcter of the manga Berserk? Not that I know how anyone would be able to use it but it would be damn cool to see it IRL so to speak.

  66. November 21, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    have you posted anything on good old 18th century death sticks .. the rapier in disguise as a walking stick- one of the most epic weopons invented;i discovered them as a child and i never really learnt whether or not they are mythic/a figment of my imagination

    i have however seen one such example -unfortunately in film- carried by dorian gray in ‘the league of extraordinary gentlemen’

  67. 67 G-man
    December 5, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Have you seen this?

    http://www.reclaimingtheblade.com/RTBtrailer.html

    I’m kinda amped up.

    Also, I’d love a feature on sharpening. Materials, methods, choosing angles for different pieces and uses. What do you use for your carry knives? You Japanese Swords? Your western swords?

    And, thanks for doing the Batman Cane Sword.

    G

  68. December 8, 2008 at 5:44 am

    @pzyko
    No, unfortunately I have not. I have seen some pretty poor replicas, nothing that was *exact* But I will have my eyes open for one…

    @Foreigner
    I have not specifically posted about rapier canes, though I have done a few posts on regular sword canes. To my knowledge, Rapiers tend to be too long to be passed off as a walking cane, but then again I never went looking for one, so I could be wrong… I’ll have to see if I can find one now…

    @G-Man
    I’ve actually been planning to do more practical guide stuff, so I’ll see what I can do…

  69. 69 Bob Yates
    December 10, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    A TV show for you
    http://www.cutlerycorner.net/Default.aspx
    They have a show on Dish Network and Direct TV Wed, Fri, and Sat nites, everything from high quality to two hundred blades for $200 including 2 samauri swords. fun to watch, it you can.

  70. 71 vortexus
    December 30, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Have you ever posted about a nodachi heres a link to a picture of one
    http://accel6.mettre-put-idata.over-blog.com/0/28/35/90/nodachi03.jpgthey
    I picked a picture of a man holding one just so you could comapre size.look prity formidable.

  71. 72 Bob Yates
    January 4, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    http://zombietools.net/tools/
    Some interesting poser blades here. No true black blades, but one is dark. Seem seriously over-priced.

  72. 73 Beefy mongoose
    January 13, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    i just found this knife, you may want to make a post on it. http://www.trueswords.com/dragon-tanto-hidden-throwing-spikes-p-4563.html

  73. 74 pc
    January 20, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    a guide on how to make cerberus nunchaku would be quide kwl
    incase you dont know what i mean refer to this

    and i know it would looks stright forward, but having it so it didnt have parts fly off and kill yourself, or the wrong person id preffer to know and have it used fairly safely.

  74. January 26, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Yeah, the cerberus is awesome. A guide would definately be awesome.

  75. January 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    has anyone ever heard of the korean war samurai kamikaze blade?

  76. 77 dude
    February 19, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    have you posted anything on viking swords?i love Norse mythology,and i dont no how to navigate your site.

  77. 78 yimvo
    March 24, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    hi.

    I want to do a kind of system to pop up small weapons from the sleeve, but i have no ideas in how to do it. maybe little knife or even an retractable baton. here is an example.

    just in the 2:58
    here is another example just in 1:16

    and another thing i wonder how to do it is something like this, starting from 1:40

    i hope you get ineterested and make a post. see ya

  78. March 25, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Hi Yimvo,

    You want to learn how to make that kind of stuff? I have just the place for you:

    Exotic Automatic – http://sinza.forummotion.com

    Pay us a visit over there. I can guarantee you’ll find all the information you will need, and Sinza, I and many of the other members will be more than happy to help with tips and advice, especially if you are really dead set on building something… go… go now… 😀

  79. 80 yimvo
    March 25, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    ohh thanks
    i will check it out. If i find something I can do and innovate(most probably), i´ll be very happy to post it right here.

    thank you very much. this is what i´ve been looking for.
    see ya

  80. April 7, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Your site is wonderful site but lacks Truthful Historical information
    i.e.

    What is called Shamshir is not really a Persian sword whatsoever,
    Never in history Persians were known to master sword making or fighting
    Shamshir was made by a syrian blacksmith who were abducted by Mongols
    after the invasion of Damascus, so the original name is Arabian Damascus Sword
    and many of the abducted Syrian Blacksmith who were taken to central Asia replicated
    retard versions of the Arabian sword which later was called Mongol, Chinese, Persian
    so called Shamshir, The real origin of the Arabian Damascus sword was from the desert
    of Jordan were later were used by Hiksos who defeated the Egyptians, almost more than
    70 version of this swords were made in the Northern of Arabia which called today
    Jordan, Palestine, Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and used to be sold in Damascus the biggest
    commercial market at that time, therefore it was called the Damascus Blades.

    Not Shamshir Not Persians!!!

    were do such false information comes from in history is really absurd.

    Thanks and best of wishes

  81. April 8, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Hey A.A

    Thanks for the information. I believe most of what you have stated to be true, however with a caveat. I’ll must also add that the term “truthful historical information” is a tricky thing. It is very subject to interpretation. especially when it comes to derivative weapon design. One can only apply whatever information is presented to them within a specific era and class of sword, and usually even only with respect to those who happened to wield them at the time, whether they were the originators of them or not.

    Case in point, I read somewhere that the word Shamshir is in fact a derivative of a generic Persian word that simply means sword. No more, no less. If you think about it, that means that the word itself does not necessarily indicate the origin of the class of swords we presently refer to as shamshir, indeed, it may have simply been the generic name given to them by the Persians.

    However the rub is that, as it is a Persian name, regardless of the roots of the sword design itself, we cannot do any better than to call it as it was historically called by those who named it at that particular time. There are a gazillion swords today that have roots in other cultures some of them in many other cultures. However in spite of this, we cannot call them all by the original names of the designs given to them by their predecessors.

    So while it may seem misleading, I think it would be even more so to try and distill each sword design into its component roots and attempt to accurately name them outside of the context in which they were found. I believe it makes more sense to continue to call this class of swords Shamshir, but then also recognize that the sword may not have been Persian in origin.

    Every weapon in history has gone through changes and development that differed from era to era. Even the well known Roman Gladius was originally a Spaniard weapon. That fact does not make it incorrect to call a “Roman” Gladius.

  82. 83 The German Ninja
    April 23, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Have you seen the movie “The Saint” well, he uses a telescopic ladder that I cannot find online. Imagine a telescopic antennae, with each section, a foothold falls into place. It has a loop at the top end resembling a dog catcher noose. It begins as a 2 to 2 1/2 ft section of tube about the diameter of a 40 oz beer bottle. It then telescopes 2 or 3 stories. Can you guys make it? I will buy it.

  83. April 30, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    I have seen The Saint, though i must confess i do not recall the latter. Are you talking about something like this?
    http://www.samsclub.com/shopping/navigate.do?dest=5&item=152733&pid=_Froogle&ci_src=14110944&ci_sku=675697

    I’m sure it could be made, but i’ll bet it would be cheaper to buy one instead…

  84. May 6, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    This is in reguards to the wolverine post…sorry to put it here but could not find the coments link for that post. A Friend knows that I am currently constructing a set and thought I might like this, this a very interesting design. Mine…when finished will be able to pierce 1 inch think plywood by extenting the claws. Anyway..enjoy.

    http://www.geekologie.com/2009/05/guy_make_fully_functional_wolv.php

  85. 86 Arturo Garcia
    August 9, 2010 at 9:17 pm

    Dude let me start by saying how much I love your blog and pyreblade name.Any way I’m interesting in buying at least one cyclone blade and was wondering if you have any experience with this weapon.I want it cuz it b a beast belt buckle n an awesome weapon to use in tight situations.Please let me know what u rhino of it,or if u know bout anything similar.

  86. 87 Arturo Garcia
    August 10, 2010 at 2:41 pm

    Srry,small spelling error, *please let me know wat u rlly think and know of it

  87. 88 kukri13
    December 30, 2010 at 6:21 am

    hey Phyreblade and all other blade fanatics!

    i have already a while ago bought a set of rectangualr throwin knives.
    they are formed a bit like a basic playing card, but made of stainless steel.
    they are sharpened on all edges, but onesided.
    srry for not posting pics, but no star with things like that.
    but to the point: not sure if it’s worth a post, but if you’d do something like a comparison of throwing weapons (stars, knives weard rectangular things i just explained, etc…) think that would be rly cool :D.
    bin fascinated by throwers since a few years.

    cheers!

    P.S. love ur Blog!

  88. 89 Cossack
    April 11, 2011 at 2:53 am

    My suggestion is this . In Tasmania Australia there is a man whom is world renowned now for forging master pieces of blade work . Some of the worlds best chefs contract to him now including tetsyua . He is kind of a hippy and was basically unknown until an australian public broadcasting channel made a documentory on him . He is basically a hippy that is very skilled in making blades and now has a huge backlog …. he is one of few people still able to make a decent copy of a true damascus blade . The documentary he was in was called apprentices which featured dying art forms and people who wanted to save them . He used to sell his knives on the side of a road in hobart for miniscual amounts of money ( just enough to buy food ) until recently . He is now quite famous and reasonably exclusive . He was almost self taught through trial and error in creating his works of art and is very , very humble . Perhaps we might ask him to write a monthly piece . His name is John Hounslow and in many circles is now regarded as the greatest living bladesmith alive .

  89. 90 Cossack
    April 11, 2011 at 2:57 am

    By the way almost all his work ( best pieces or not ) are made from steel folded 700-1000 times !!!!

  90. September 23, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    I am looking to get cat claws that are realistic. I would like to be able to have my hand flat w/o them touching anything / one, but when I make a fist, they will extend. Please help.

  91. July 18, 2013 at 12:16 am

    This design is incredible! You definitely know how to
    keep a reader entertained. Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start my own
    blog (well, almost…HaHa!) Great job. I really enjoyed what you had to say,
    and more than that, how you presented it. Too cool!


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