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Wearing your katana
First of all, this article won't tell you how to kill stuff with a sword. This article will tell you how you can wear a katana's scabbard with normal denim pants without it falling off, ending up in a position where it will be dificult to take the sword out, or restraining your movement.
Second, if you are thinking in owning a fully functional katana (or any other sword) you should train in the use of it beforehand, so that you won'taccidentally slice, stab or thrust yourself (This should be common sense... but not going to Walt-Mart also is)
Third, please don't walk out the streets with any sword on you before Z-day. Because that would be stupid.
When practicing Iaido, a saya (katana's scabbard) is worn with a Hakama, which, as i like to say, has the comfort and roomyness of a skirt, with the manlyness of still being some sort of pants. However, wearing a hakama is in direct contradiction of rule no. 1 of Z-day clothing, which is "let nothing hang out."1) How to wear a hakama.
I found these instructions at kendokorner.com
Step into thehakama.
Pull up the front straps.
Cross the straps in front.
Wrap the straps around your body twice.
Wrap the straps around to your back.
Tie into a bow behind you with aknot.
Take the back straps,and bring them to the front.
Make a double knot, which encompasses all the straps.
So, that counts 4 straps over your left hip, you then insert the katana, underneath 3 straps and over the 4th, to add stability.
Repeat the same steps as above, but instead of using an entire hakama, use two lengths of rope
A katana can be worn with an obi or other wide belt.
It might be possible to wear a saya using two or three belts
The autor of this article was wearing a hakama while writing said article.
(Adding pictures and correcting my ****** instructions... SOON)
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|eggnore||how about not wearing it? (page: 1 2)||30||Dec 10 2010, 3:26 AM EST by CyprusBill|
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if you are strong enough you can use the saya as a secondary weapon. i have a smaller 40inch katana (its a real 18 times folded steel katana) that i can move pretty quick with one arm and the the saya can be used similar to a bat. i.e. knock em down with saya then get a clean shot with the sword? just my idea.
|bionicghost||So, how would you wear your sword? (page: 1 2)||22||May 11 2010, 10:02 AM EDT by Jahadaz|
|Berserkergangr||Katana=Bad||14||Mar 8 2010, 11:58 PM EST by Freelancer47|
Thread started: Mar 8 2010, 7:03 PM EST Watch
IMO, katanas are a HORRIBLE idea. Only one cutting surface, made for SLASHING, which is blood loss, not brain destruction or limb loss, most are of poor quality, and they're SO overrated. Sure, it shouldn't be hard to find one. Sure, it's better than nothing. BUT, you need to clean it, sharpen it, make sure the blade, handle, or sheath doesn't break, it can't penetrate the skull very well, or any other bones, it's really hard to find a good sharp one that was made for combat, and it has little to no uses as a tool. Can it pry doors/crates, break lock and chains, bash through wood and metal, break bones easily, and be tough like a crowbar? Can it chop down whole trees, destroy piping or rubble, or anything else, like a fire axe could? Even crobars can do most things that a fire axe can. To me, there is no better melee weapon than a crowbar, simply because it's cheap, you'll always find one, it has so many more uses other than combat, and as a bone breaker/skull destroyer, will ALWAYS outperform katanas. Just because they're good weapons in anime and games, doesn't mean they're good for a real zombie outbreak, or anything else in life, for that matter. Rejoice if you're carrying a katana and a boneless zombie or an unarmed, armorless raider tries to pick a fight with you, but otherwise, find something else ASAP.
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