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Video Clips


Cutting Experiments
Examples of the important exercise of test-cutting
with sharp blades
See also Intnl. Gathering 2003 & Test Cutting Gathering for more

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Jan 2000. Excellent patch of wild bamboo in east-coast central Florida.
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Venetian infantry sword...shearing!...
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A challenging target...
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Practice makes perfect.
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The Zornhau.
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Nicely cut pieces of respectable diameter.
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More inspection aftermath.
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Venetian infantry sword...stuck in too thick of a stalk.
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Del Tin war sword after  snapping from hitting too hard on too thick of a target.
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The beast in question...6 inch diameter and 3 inch thick walls.

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