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I always expect to see your names in one of these...

Shadow boxing the apocalypse
I have the sudden need for us all to get a group photo, a pithy bio, and time off for a road-trip to Michigan, Minnesota, Florida, etc., to do a little "house cleaning". America's house. Who's with me? :axe:
In the Tudor Period, Fencing Masters were classified in the Vagrancy Laws along with Actors, Gypsys, Vagabonds, Sturdy Rogues, and the owners of performing bears.
Quote:Drunken 'sword fight' leaves one seriously injured in St. Lucie
By Will Greenlee (Contact)
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
'Sword fight' leaves one seriously injured in Port St. Lucie

Pictured is the sword used during an altercation Monday. The fight left one person seriously injured, while two others were treated at the scene and declined to be taken to the hospital.

ST. LUCIE COUNTY — Two roommates were jailed following a Monday confrontation that involved an 18-inch sword and that sent a third person to a local hospital in serious condition, according to arrest reports released Tuesday and officials.

William L. Luciano, 60, and his 48-year-old roommate, Patricia D. Best, were arrested following the attack that happened about 8 p.m. on Hidalgo Lane in the Spanish Lakes community east of U.S. 1 and south of Prima Vista Boulevard.

A witness told St. Lucie County Sheriff’s investigators she saw Luciano “walking around outside swinging a sword and yelling at everyone,” an arrest report states.

The victim’s mother reported seeing Luciano chasing her son out of a home. Luciano cut her son on the arm, and her son broke a dresser and used a piece of the dresser to defend himself.

At least one other witness said Luciano hit the victim with a knife, which a sheriff’s official said was an 18-inch sword with a 13-inch blade, and that the victim defended himself with a broken dresser piece.

Luciano, who was sprayed with pepper spray when he didn’t follow a deputy’s orders, said the victim was trying to hit Best and that he was defending her, reports stated.

“Mr. Luciano told me he was the equalizer to (the victim) because (the victim) was six-foot-four,” a report states.

Investigators said Best admitted hiding a sheath, and they found about a half ounce of marijuana in her room. Best denied knowing about the pot, but Luciano said it was hers, reports stated.

All participants were drunk, according to authorities.

Luciano faces charges including aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and resisting arrest without violence, while Best was arrested on charges including tampering with evidence, accessory after the fact, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The victim was taken to a local hospital in serious condition, a St. Lucie County Fire District spokeswoman said.
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Alcohol and knives still don't mix. Go figure.
So much for the flickr badge idea. Dammit
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Quote:Cafe in Hong Kong offers drinks and tasty eats alongside medieval armor and swords

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It’s the perfect place to fill your belly and get your fill of awesome weaponry.

Tucked away between hardware and general stores in the Kowloon district of Hong Kong is a unique gem – a themed cafe specializing in medieval weapons and armor.
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Aptly named Medieval Weapon Cafe, the shop offers exactly what you would expect it to – light meals, snacks, and drinks, along with weapons, weapons everywhere!
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Of course, if you’re going to be wielding weapons, you need proper armor too…
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Okay, so they’re not historically accurate representations of the weaponry of the times, but any sword fanatic is sure to be pleased by the variety on display.
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▼ Look at all of the shininess. (◎▽◎)
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Quote:And of course, being a cafe, they serve a variety of teas, coffee, and fruity drinks, which you can have served in special mugs.
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Take your pick of a knight’s helmet…
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…or a stealthy ninja mask mug!
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If all the excitement of the place has you feeling a bit peckish, Medieval Weapon Cafe has a number of modern meals to stave off the hunger. They also offer party plans for groups of four to nine people, which includes a selection of entrees, snacks, and drinks, in addition to a souvenir photo of your group taken in costume!
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If chilling is more your thing, bring you laptop to use the cafe’s wifi…
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…or bring your friends to enjoy any number of the board games they have on hand.
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▼ Behold, a modern joust.
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Medieval Weapon Cafe has received many positive reviews on their Facebook page, complimenting everything from the food, atmosphere, and the shop owner, so you can be sure that if you decide to stop by while visiting Hong Kong, you won’t be disappointed!
Source and images: Facebook/中世紀武器咖啡屋 Medieval Weapon Cafe

We gotta go here.
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Why? Shitty weapons (and those were *shitty* wallhangers) means shitty coffee. Tea? Meh.

I'd much rather go to an owl cafe.
In the Tudor Period, Fencing Masters were classified in the Vagrancy Laws along with Actors, Gypsys, Vagabonds, Sturdy Rogues, and the owners of performing bears.
Come on now. Beggars can't be choosers. It's not like there is a sword cafe with nice swords. Besides the coffee is organic.

You know, Victory has room for a little cafe...
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See there is this hen house and the fox was put in charge of it . . . . .
As a matter of fact, my anger does keep me warm

Quote:Argument leads to samurai sword slashing in SF’s Outer Sunset

Jenna Lyons on December 28, 2016

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A 24-year-old woman suffered non-life-threatening injuries after being cut with a samurai sword during an argument in the Outer Sunset district of San Francisco, police said.

A 31-year-old man is suspected of slashing a woman’s leg with a samurai sword during an argument in San Francisco’s Outer Sunset neighborhood, police said. 
The suspect, whose name was not released, was arrested by police after the Monday morning incident at 32nd Avenue and Noriega Street. 

Two groups were arguing around 2:30 a.m. when the assailant retrieved the sword from another suspect, according to [url=]San Francisco Police Department
 officials. As he unsheathed the katana, or sword, he cut the victim, a 24-year-old woman, in the leg, police said.

The victim was taken to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries. No further details were released.

It's always a samurai sword, isn't it? It's NEVER a foil. 

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It is always a fucking katana.
In the Tudor Period, Fencing Masters were classified in the Vagrancy Laws along with Actors, Gypsys, Vagabonds, Sturdy Rogues, and the owners of performing bears.
Quote:Samurai sword expert killed himself in act of ‘seppuku’ in his bedroom
Richard Hartley-Parkinson for 15 Dec 2017 9:59 am

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Alun Jones was a samurai sword expert who worked in Japan (Picture: Wales News Service)

A samurai sword expert took his own life using his weapon in the traditional act of seppuku. Alun Jones, 51, was found by his mother Margaret on the floor of his bedroom covered in blood. Mrs Jones said that he was lying on top of his sword with his arms above his head after killing himself while visiting her during a regular trip back to the UK from Japan where he sold samurai swords. An inquest heard that he was ‘not his usual self’ during his trip back to Newport, south Wales. His sister Marianne Caulfield said: ‘For many years he had lived abroad and when he came home he would go out visiting friends. He impaled himself on his own samurai sword in his bedroom during a trip to see his family (Picture: Wales News Service) ‘But this time he had lost weight and spent most of his time in his bedroom. He had a collection of samurai swords and had developed an interest in the samurai tradition.’ A few hours before he was found dead he was seen by a neighbour asleep on a sofa with an open book of family photos next to him. Man arrested after slamming car through railing and into basement of home DC Rhys Williams told the inquest that Mr Jones had a passion for samurai swords. He had sent them to a specialist in London for work to be done on them and had received them back shortly before killing himself. The inquest heard that Mr Jones had died from lacerations to the heart and liver after stabbing himself in the stomach. Gwent senior coroner David Bowen said: ‘He had a collection of samurai swords which he sent to a specialist in London and had been returned days before he was found dead. ‘He was found with the samurai sword underneath his body and I am satisfied it was self inflicted. ‘In Japan the samurai tradition is called hara kiri. In this country it is suicide.’

What is seppuku? Seppuku is a form of Japanese ritual suicide by disembowelment using a samurai sword. It is seen as an ‘honourable’ death rather than falling into the hands of the enemy or is carried out because someone has brought shame upon themselves. It can also be known as harakiri, which literally translates as ‘cutting the stomach’. 

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