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  •  at some point, being crazy has to be a badge of (4+ / 0-)
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    Ahianne, LilithGardener, Wino, orlbucfan

    honor; I have a rather large collection of African edged weapons and use an ewisa for a cane.  Right now I have a bid out on a naganita used by a clansman enactor in "The Last Samurai" and just picked up a lot of 5 Sub-Saharan knives in another auction.

    My collection is of sufficient interest that I have been encouraged to publish my collection.  Right now, I am trying to sort through the first class stuff, the real deal, and second rate stuff and plain junk.

    OTOH I also have several Egyptian faiences and a fair collection of colonial coppers so I don't know what it says about me except we must both be nuts (after all former SCA types have to stick together)

    •  when I was in South Africa, I wanted soooo badly (3+ / 0-)
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      I have a rather large collection of African edged weapons and use an ewisa for a cane
      to bring home an iklwa, but of course there was no way to get it on a plane and my South African friends told me that if I mailed it home the odds were pretty high it'd never get there (apparently the South African postal service, uh, needs some improvement).
      I don't know what it says about me except we must both be nuts (after all former SCA types have to stick together
      In my younger days, I was pretty good with a longsword, and absolutely lethal with a rapier.  ;)  
      •  I preferred a Claymore, with either a two handed (2+ / 0-)
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        or bastard hilt but now I have a fake Landsknecht's sword
        as a wallhanger, if I can persuade one of the kids to hang it for me.  I have lost sufficient range of motion that I can no longer put things on the wall higher than my shoulder.

        Kids are threatening to put me on "Hoarders" but I tell them most of what I get is former museum pieces.

        BTW you may be able to find a iklwa from Africa Direct:
        www.africadirect.com

        I have found some decent pieces from them

    •  I have two rooms full of replica movie props and (3+ / 0-)
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      costumes, but made almost all of them myself.

      I have only two authentic movie props, from two of my favorite movies. One is a foam-rubber stunt Morita rifle from "Starship Troopers", and the other is one of the stunt Roman legion shields from the opening scene of "Gladiator".

      My only authentic ancient weapon is a wakizashi that my grandfather found in the attic of a house that he bought back in the 50's. I'm assuming it was brought here from Japan after the war. It is, sadly, beat all to hell--the blade is chipped and corroded quite a bit, and the tsuba and habaki are missing.

      I was never that much into Asian stuff though--always preferred the European.

      •  I have given my daughter quite a collection (1+ / 0-)
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        of Titanic related material including several vintage models and a pitch script and props from the movie such as a life preserver though the red dress went off for $75K which was beyond my pocketbook.

        Euro has never interested me so much as the African but if you have an interest in Euro stuff, Czerny Auction House always has all sorts of stuff

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