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I can have clobbering time?

East coast Canada, where can I find nerf/foam swords? Local stores appear to be sold out, but suggestions of places I might not have thought of are helpful. US websites have a lovely selection, but the Canadian versions are less helpful (is this a restriction i didn't know about?). Need them for this weekend. I didn't think this was going to be hard!
posted by platypus of the universe on Aug 3, 2012 - 12 answers

Here We Are, Born To be Queens, I'm The Princess of the Universe.

I'm looking for a sword/weapons community that isn't populated by nuts and being Trans/Female isn't going to cause me grief. Does such a place exist? [more inside]
posted by DuchessProzac on Apr 29, 2012 - 8 answers

The Shards of Narsil

What would happen if you reforged a particular weapon/set of weapons repeatedly? [more inside]
posted by Scattercat on Nov 2, 2011 - 7 answers

Looking for an old 80's fantasy book.

Looking for an old 80's fnatasy book. [more inside]
posted by hrhtx on Sep 26, 2011 - 4 answers

Help me build up a Robert E. Howard book collection.

Help me build up a Robert E. Howard book collection. [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Jun 24, 2011 - 2 answers

Why are scimitars curved?

Why are scimitars curved? [more inside]
posted by musofire on Mar 31, 2011 - 20 answers

Medieval battles in fiction

StabStabTwistKillStabFilter: Recommend some works of fiction that deal with ancient/medieval battles and the tactics, strategies and tools thereof. [more inside]
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee on Jan 16, 2011 - 15 answers

OMG I can't believe they shoved this on me now.

Bachelor party in Edmonton, help! [more inside]
posted by Vindaloo on Oct 19, 2010 - 3 answers

Steel is strong, but flesh is stronger...

Could we make better swords today? [more inside]
posted by fatbird on May 7, 2010 - 21 answers

Anyone know of Sword Shops on Long Island?

Does anyone know of any sword shops on Long Island, particularly eastern Long Island? I'm looking for shops that sell mostly Japanese Swords and weapons. Also I'm mainly interested in collectors swords, not practical swords.
posted by FireStyle on Aug 31, 2009 - 6 answers

Make a sword safer?

Stage Combat Question. Is it possible to take a bladed weapon and render it safe for use on-stage (without damaging the weapon itself)? I seem to recall from my days as a DragonCon volunteer that cosplayer's swords had to be taped* and/or bated (or else the sword had to be peace-tied so as to prevent its leaving a scabbard), but I can't find a description of the safety-making process. [more inside]
posted by grabbingsand on Aug 6, 2009 - 9 answers


Hello hivemind! Does anyone know a place where you can find of traditional japanese ukiyo-e such as this only much bigger and with a bigger resolution? The idea is to have a /lot/ of fighting samurai. Thankyouverymuch you're all such lovely people. Kisses!
posted by Skyanth on Oct 1, 2006 - 4 answers

Let's talk about swordfighting in movies.

What are the most realistic swordfighting movies? Also, let's analyze the swordfighting in popular movies. [more inside]
posted by agropyron on Apr 1, 2006 - 78 answers

They must spend a fortune on band-aids for their shoulder

Where did the image of the Japanese hero carrying a big sword on his shoulder come from? Examples here, here, here, and here. It seems to come up a lot in Japanese videogames and toons. [more inside]
posted by patgas on Aug 3, 2005 - 17 answers

What late 80's arcade game is this?

I remember back in '89 or '90 playing a single player arcade game where the main character looked like a barbarian and weilded a large sword. You could also find an axe later. A small cast of the enemies included skeletons carrying what looked like chandeliers. Does anyone know the name of this game? I know it isn't Golden Axe or Ghouls n' Goblins.
posted by FakeOutdoorsman on Jun 10, 2005 - 12 answers

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