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by Wastelander
Tue Aug 25, 2015 3:40 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Wasteland Leatherwork on a Helm War Chief
Replies: 5
Views: 641

Re: Wasteland Leatherwork on a Helm War Chief

Glad to see my work is still appreciated, even when it shows up as sporadically as it has the past couple years. Thanks, all!
by Wastelander
Wed May 27, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2268
Views: 295549

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

YES! MOAR! :clap:
by Wastelander
Fri Apr 17, 2015 12:26 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2268
Views: 295549

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

HOORAY FOR MOAR! :clap:
by Wastelander
Thu Apr 09, 2015 1:54 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2268
Views: 295549

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

Okay, I have been mostly absent from the forums, except for the occasional stop by, for the past year or two. I managed to completely miss this story, until last week. Tinderbox - This really is, quite possibly, the best zombie apocalypse story I have ever read. I have read an awful lot of them, and...
by Wastelander
Fri Mar 20, 2015 12:02 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: All Purpose Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 3463

Re: All Purpose Martial Arts Thread

Now that's mixed martial arts, buddy, lol I did try an MMA fight, once, actually. The tunnel vision hit me hard and I got taken down and punched a lot in the first round. He was crazy strong, and slammed his way out of a couple armbar attempts, but had no idea how to actually position himself to su...
by Wastelander
Thu Mar 19, 2015 4:06 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: All Purpose Martial Arts Thread
Replies: 28
Views: 3463

Re: All Purpose Martial Arts Thread

Now we're in my wheelhouse :clap: I don't really have any experience with kali, except a 1.5 hour seminar on some basics, but I will say that there are a lot of things I've seen done in kali that are very similar to some old-school karate methods. I've been training in karate since 2006, and since t...
by Wastelander
Wed Aug 27, 2014 10:43 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Appropriate length for an indoor defensive weapon?
Replies: 7
Views: 1299

Re: Appropriate length for an indoor defensive weapon?

Find a weapon you are comfortable and competent with, and determine if you can use it properly in the space you have in your home. For some people, this will be a 3" folding knife, and for others it may be a baseball bat. There isn't any sort of hard-and-fast rule. You have to be aware of the limita...
by Wastelander
Fri Aug 15, 2014 10:05 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: I need help identifying/appraising Japanese swords
Replies: 10
Views: 1939

Re: I need help identifying/appraising Japanese swords

I admit that I'm not an expert, but I would like to think I know enough to get by. Honestly, in my opinion, most shin-gunto (swords manufactured for the war) aren't very good or worth very much, unless you find someone who collects them. Then, the color of the cord wrap is important, because it sign...
by Wastelander
Wed Aug 13, 2014 12:11 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Training for Zs like a primitive warrior!
Replies: 6
Views: 1449

Re: Training for Zs like a primitive warrior!

As Sworbeyegib said, you would really benefit most from proper training. I did all kinds of play-fighting with sticks, rocks, and my bare hands growing up, but real training is on a whole different level. If you can find FMA, HEMA, kobudo, kendo, etc. in your area, you would be much better off than ...
by Wastelander
Mon Jan 13, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Busting open a coconut
Replies: 2
Views: 590

Busting open a coconut

Lately, some martial artist friends of mine have been putting up a bunch of videos of breaking stuff, and it reminded me of all the old threads in the ZS Other Weapons forum where people busted coconuts with various weapons. I decided to try out one of my weapons--my hand--on a coconut, and recorded...
by Wastelander
Mon Nov 04, 2013 12:13 pm
Forum: Handguns
Topic: Show and Tell thread, Handgun edition
Replies: 717
Views: 144764

Re: Show and Tell thread, Handgun edition

I just refinished my CZ vz. 82 in Desert Tan Aluma-Hyde II. It was kind of a pain, and it takes forever to cure, but I like how it turned out:
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by Wastelander
Mon Oct 21, 2013 4:00 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Guess who's back...with a holster!
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Re: Guess who's back...with a holster!

Thanks! Storm Crow has been doing all kinds of great work without me, too! I whipped this holster up for my CZ-82, and it turns out that the CZ-82 is STILL hard to properly fit! I swear, one of these days I will get a stitch line around a CZ-82 that I'm actually happy with. http://s18.postimg.org/gj...
by Wastelander
Fri Oct 18, 2013 11:59 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Guess who's back...with a holster!
Replies: 2
Views: 1078

Guess who's back...with a holster!

My life has been crazy for the past year and a half, and my activity on this forum, and with my leatherwork, has been significantly diminished. I am getting back into the swing of things, though, and kicked it off by delivering this holster on Wednesday for a compact 1911. The design is "bottomless,...
by Wastelander
Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:38 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Yourself as a weapon?
Replies: 51
Views: 6149

Re: Yourself as a weapon?

Personally, I think that unarmed fighting skills are very important for everyone to have. I have been training in karate since 2006, and actively trained in judo from 2007 to 2011, although now I just blend it into my karate training. My karate training began as a cultural experience with the added ...
by Wastelander
Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:11 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Blunt Weapons Ideas and Picture Thread
Replies: 26
Views: 4486

Re: Blunt Weapons Ideas and Picture Thread

Through my martial arts training, I feel pretty comfortable with the basics of fighting with blunt weapons 16" or more in length, including ones with the ability to hook (shovels, hatchets, hammers, etc.), but I can't get fancy like those kali/escrima guys can. Anything much smaller than that and I'...
by Wastelander
Tue Oct 23, 2012 9:07 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Some amazing leatherwork by Gun_Nut_2k1
Replies: 10
Views: 1524

Re: Some amazing leatherwork by Gun_Nut_2k1

Gun_Nut_2k1 does some great leatherwork, and this is no exception--they look awesome!
by Wastelander
Mon Oct 15, 2012 10:12 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Whole Egg Powder from Emergency Essentials.
Replies: 10
Views: 1428

Re: Whole Egg Powder from Emergency Essentials.

I actually just bought a can last week, because I'm kind of in the same boat--I hardly ever use eggs, and I don't like letting them go to waste sitting in my fridge and never getting used after I buy them for something I'm cooking. Glad to hear that they work well!
by Wastelander
Thu Nov 17, 2011 12:15 am
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Looking for product reviewers of Door Brake
Replies: 290
Views: 11949

Re: Looking for product reviewers of Door Brake

Personally, I don't think that DB has been unreasonable--he designed this product to be used under certain conditions and he is nervous about having people kick at a door with intent to to push the device to its limits. Since I love kicking things (usually people, though) I would be interested in do...
by Wastelander
Tue Nov 08, 2011 10:52 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Simple heat treating simple steels for (and by) simple minds
Replies: 114
Views: 39254

Re: "Absolute Cheapskate Way to Start Making Knives "

Cheers brother, legend. Could I stick a bevel on my pry with just files, d'you reckon? SB I'm working on this knife from a pry - how would I go about tempering it? Placing the finished product in an oven in a tin of canola oil? Do I need to do anything after that? Thanks =) SB Heat treatment has tw...
by Wastelander
Tue Nov 08, 2011 6:40 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Simple heat treating simple steels for (and by) simple minds
Replies: 114
Views: 39254

Re: "Absolute Cheapskate Way to Start Making Knives "

I'm working on this knife from a pry - how would I go about tempering it? Placing the finished product in an oven in a tin of canola oil? Do I need to do anything after that? Thanks =) SB Heat treatment has two parts: hardening and tempering, or drawing temper. Hardening is done above 1340 degrees ...
by Wastelander
Sun Oct 30, 2011 12:42 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Anvil
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Anvil

The Bick is useful if you're planning on doing sockets (I've made both tool and spear sockets myself) to thin down the metal (work across the bick for length and along it for width) and also to put in the counter-bend before forging a single edged blade Sorry if it sounds like I'm teaching you to s...
by Wastelander
Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Other Gear
Topic: Anvil
Replies: 30
Views: 2928

Re: Anvil

Shes got quite a long heel on her, but then I don't know that make Your far edge is fairly messed up as is your cutting table (but you know that....Its probably due to someone using it to nick & break a lot), whats your near edge like ? Hows the face and does it ring true ? She really needs a prope...
by Wastelander
Tue Oct 25, 2011 6:04 pm
Forum: Bug Out Gear
Topic: Using your dog in a bugout?
Replies: 15
Views: 1045

Re: Using your dog in a bugout?

Very cool! Judging by how strong my dog can pull, he would be a great candidate for something like this if his legs weren't so short :P
by Wastelander
Sat Oct 22, 2011 3:18 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: All steel tetsu no bo I whipped up - Japanese war club
Replies: 16
Views: 1702

Re: All steel tetsu no bo I whipped up - Japanese war club

I like it when language works like math. I know from bo and hanbo that bo means staff, and the Japanese movie Tetsuo is sub-titled "The Iron Man," so I deduce that tetsu-bo means "iron staff." Do I win a prize? Looks awesome but I think I'd get pretty damned tired trying to wield it. I might just n...

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