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by chenessfan
Sun Dec 24, 2017 4:41 am
Forum: General Firearms Discussion
Topic: What are YOU currently lusting after? (firearms related)
Replies: 1251
Views: 111972

Re: What are YOU currently lusting after? (firearms related)

I'm getting my hunting license coming summer so at last firearms are becoming a topic. For my hunting rifle, I'll be most likely be going with this beauty: https://heym-fabrik.de/?product=sr-30-allround-geradezug-repetierer English-speaking review: http://www.shootinguk.co.uk/reviews/rifle/heym-sr30...
by chenessfan
Sat Nov 14, 2015 11:31 am
Forum: Contingency Planning & Preparation
Topic: How to Prepare Against a Mumbai Style Attack
Replies: 108
Views: 24060

Re: How to Prepare Against a Mumbai Style Attack

Short of not living in a big city and always practicing situational awareness, there is nothing you can do except hope it will never happen to you. If you find yourself in such a situation, it will come down mostly to sheer luck (for example the people in the concert hall that were next to a stairwe...
by chenessfan
Thu Mar 26, 2015 4:49 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Restless Dead
Replies: 1144
Views: 158342

Re: The Restless Dead

Thank you. I really needed that to cheer me up.
Please post moar!
by chenessfan
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:25 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: How Effective is the Machete as a Weapon?
Replies: 64
Views: 7342

Re: How Effective is the Machete as a Weapon?

But the item I was referring to was their Cutlass Machete, which you can usually buy for about $30-$35 bucks. http://www.knifecenter.com/item/CS97DRMS/Cold-Steel-Cutlass-Machete-24-inch-1055-Carbon-Steel-Blade-Polypropylene-Handles-Cor-Ex-Sheath http://www.coldsteel.com/images/products/97DRMS_m.jpg...
by chenessfan
Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:01 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Not so small knife, not for a lady
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Re: Not so small knife, not for a lady

Thanks guys, glad you like it.

Blade length is 4.3". I wouldn't mind a bit more length to be honest but carrying laws here make any fixed with a blade over 4.7" illegal. You can own it of course but you can't EDC it.
by chenessfan
Wed Jan 07, 2015 5:13 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Not so small knife, not for a lady
Replies: 4
Views: 737

Not so small knife, not for a lady

Hi guys, so I recently posted a small knife I made for my gf, now here's one for me ;) http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz341/chenessfan/pieces%20from%20my%20workshop/P1011104.jpg Steel: 56Si7, triple tempered to about 58-60Rc with the spine selectively drawn back using a torch Overall length: 21....
by chenessfan
Mon Jan 05, 2015 6:00 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Let's talk melee!
Replies: 37
Views: 2810

Re: Let's talk melee!

Why do people always want to use improvised, makeshift weapons? Dude, the whole point of prepping is NOT having to do that. Get an actual melee weapon and learn how to use that, like a mace, pole axe or sword. Every intended weapon is going to be WORLDS better than a crowbar or sledge hammer for fig...
by chenessfan
Wed Dec 31, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Small knife for a lady...
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Small knife for a lady...

I honestly have no idea what kind of wood it is, was a gift from a friend who didn't know. I got a couple of nice wood slabs lying around that I just picked up somewhere without knowing what it is. Still make for nice handles ;)
by chenessfan
Fri Dec 26, 2014 4:27 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Small knife for a lady...
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Re: Small knife for a lady...

Thanks guys, glad you like it!
12_Gauge_Chimp wrote:Man, that is one nice knife. :D

Do you make knives to sell or do you just make them for friends and family primarily ?
I usually make custom swords but occasionally I'll also accept knife orders, if it fits in time wise and if I like the commission.
by chenessfan
Thu Dec 25, 2014 6:54 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Small knife for a lady...
Replies: 6
Views: 717

Small knife for a lady...

Hey guys, I figured this would fit in here nicely... I'm currently busy with two large commissions but in between I made this little knife for my girlfriend who has long been telling me how I've never made anything sharp and pointy for her. So here it goes, a girl-knife for Christmas :wink: http://i...
by chenessfan
Mon Dec 15, 2014 1:33 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?
Replies: 90
Views: 6164

Re: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?

With two short weapons you're even more at a disadvantage. You're never going to get close enough to employ them if the pole arm guy knows what he's doing. Really, I think you're underestimating the difficulty of closing in on someone with a longer weapon if the other guy doesn't make a mistake. If...
by chenessfan
Sun Dec 14, 2014 3:51 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?
Replies: 90
Views: 6164

Re: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?

With two short weapons you're even more at a disadvantage. You're never going to get close enough to employ them if the pole arm guy knows what he's doing. Really, I think you're underestimating the difficulty of closing in on someone with a longer weapon if the other guy doesn't make a mistake. If ...
by chenessfan
Sun Dec 14, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?
Replies: 90
Views: 6164

Re: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?

Indeed... no matter the martial art or region, there's a reason pole arms were the kings on the battlefield at most times and swords the favored weapon in civilian context. Pole arms are incredibly effective but it's not exactly comfortable going about your day carrying a 6 or 7 foot long piece of ...
by chenessfan
Sat Dec 13, 2014 6:58 pm
Forum: Fiction
Topic: The Dead at Destitute Mountain
Replies: 2255
Views: 278784

Re: The Dead at Destitute Mountain

Agreed. This is the best zombie/apocalypse story I've ever read, here or elsewhere and I'm constantly checking to see if there's been a new update. MOAARRR!!
by chenessfan
Fri Dec 12, 2014 2:25 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?
Replies: 90
Views: 6164

Re: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?

Indeed... no matter the martial art or region, there's a reason pole arms were the kings on the battlefield at most times and swords the favored weapon in civilian context. Pole arms are incredibly effective but it's not exactly comfortable going about your day carrying a 6 or 7 foot long piece of w...
by chenessfan
Wed Dec 10, 2014 4:53 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: How Effective is the Machete as a Weapon?
Replies: 64
Views: 7342

Re: How Effective is the Machete as a Weapon?

A machete is a tool. While it can be (and often is) pressed into service as a weapon, it can never be as effective a weapon as something designed with only combat in mind. If you consider getting a machete for a melee weapon, forget about it. Get a good sword for that (or some other device designed ...
by chenessfan
Wed Dec 10, 2014 5:23 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?
Replies: 90
Views: 6164

Re: Is the Katana the Sword Perfected?

More precisely the rapier came into fashion for street fights. It started with the short sword, because fighting unarmored opponents in narrow streets was hard with broadswords designed to fight people in armor. A quicker lighter sword combined with less armor allowed people to fight circles around...
by chenessfan
Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:24 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: DIY cheap sword targets video
Replies: 9
Views: 803

Re: DIY cheap sword targets video

Good vid, thanks for posting. Some pointers from my experience: - these really are harder to cut than tatami mats and can just as easily bend a sword with a bad cut, so be careful - Unless you go overboard with the dowel thickness, cored rolls (with a dowel all the way through) are actually a bit ea...
by chenessfan
Tue Sep 23, 2014 10:19 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Othello crocodile hunter-Made by Anton Wingen Jr in Solingen
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Othello crocodile hunter-Made by Anton Wingen Jr in Soli

Sure. It's a good steel and seems to be heat treated properly so you got a good blade that will serve you well.

For the record: I don't believe in super steel :wink:
by chenessfan
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:49 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Anybody EDC fixed blades?
Replies: 39
Views: 5436

Re: Anybody EDC fixed blades?

I aways carry this little guy with me: http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz341/chenessfan/P1010383.jpg http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz341/chenessfan/P1010382.jpg When I'm hiking or otherwise expecting to need something bigger, I take this one along: http://i842.photobucket.com/albums/zz341/ch...
by chenessfan
Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:44 am
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Othello crocodile hunter-Made by Anton Wingen Jr in Solingen
Replies: 10
Views: 1700

Re: Othello crocodile hunter-Made by Anton Wingen Jr in Soli

C60 is the German equivalent to 1060. It's a nice steel, I use it for many of my knives but it's nothing special.
by chenessfan
Fri Feb 28, 2014 3:12 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: melee weapons of choice
Replies: 312
Views: 43380

Re: melee weapons of choice

Ineffableone is right (and thanks for the praise :oops: ). Btw, many people use soaked newspaper rolls because tatami mats are so damn expensive :? :D Pool noodles are fun to cut but very different. Very light and with no density. Coupled with PVC pipe and duct tape you would get a target that requi...
by chenessfan
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:58 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: Seax, great for that quick thrust through the skull
Replies: 9
Views: 827

Re: Seax, great for that quick thrust through the skull

Beautiful sax. Not too flashy but very elegant nonetheless. Oh ye of little faith. :) If it worked for the Vikings and Saxons, it will work for me too. :clownshoes: The Vikings and Saxons probably never used it to stab through a skull or thick bones... Nobody in his right mind would go for the skull...
by chenessfan
Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:29 pm
Forum: Other Weapons
Topic: melee weapons of choice
Replies: 312
Views: 43380

Re: melee weapons of choice

You bring up a good point. I completely agree, without training, a sword is a poor weapon to pick. Just too complex to use. A baseball bat would be a better choice for someone inexperienced. But in the hands of a trained fighter, I don't think any close quarter weapon is as deadly against unarmored ...

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