A Little Back Yard Test Cutting!

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  1. Brian R. VanCise

    Brian R. VanCise MT Moderator Staff Member

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    Hey I was in the back yard today doing some weekly cutting so I thought I would share. I like all of these blades and they all cut very well whether it is bottles, tatami mats or chicken. My favorite for cutting though would have to be the Force Recon Ginunting while the Talibong and the KaliGear Ginunting have simply a great feel to them. Plus cutting with these blades saves wear and tear on my antique Filipino blades! Enjoy the clip!

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  2. Carol

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    You have too much fun sometimes ;)

    Have you done any blade training with the kids?
     
  3. Brian R. VanCise

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    Carol this is the censored video clip! (just kidding :rofl:) No they need to be a bit older but eventually that will happen when they are mature enough.
     
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  4. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Of course you realize that Chinese Martial arts guys would be using their HANDS...and hitting the TREES :EG: :mst: :D

    That was pretty cool, made me want to take my Dao and go out in the back yard.

    Thanks Brian
     
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    LMAO!!! OK I need a weeeeee bit more coffee in me :lfao:
     
  6. Brian R. VanCise

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    Hey Xue as my wife sits here watching Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon I can see what you mean.[​IMG] Did I mention that Michelle Yeoh is in this movie! [​IMG]

    Seriously I had a good time as I always do. You need to get out and cut with your Dao. (getting back to nature and all plus you can hit a tree at the same time [​IMG])
     
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  7. Xue Sheng

    Xue Sheng All weight is underside

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    Yes and we can fly and walk on bamboo too..... like Michelle Yeoh and ummm others that were in Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon did... aaaaa was there anyone else in that movie besides Michelle Yeoh :D

    I am considering doing some cutting with the Dao, but it is not sharp....it could be... but I'm not that brave. Dull it has cut a copper pipe and put divots in concrete.
     
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    Xue,

    I know I am a wimp, as I use pruning tools and clippers and a small chain saw or a laerge chain saw to attack my trees. Something about those physics courses I took and have leverage and multiplication of the tool to help me. ;)

    But I respect those who do it the old way. :D


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    Brian,

    I thought I read at the end that not a bottle or a person was hurt.

    To me it looked like some bottles were hurt. ;)
     
  10. Brian R. VanCise

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    Well Rich not a bottle complained! :rofl: (so I am guessing they were not hurt ;))
     
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    Reminds me of that time I bought a cheap katana when I was 16 years old to practice cutting... My technique sucked and the steel really was cheap. The good and in retrospect quite hilarious part was that the blade didn't break when i tried to chop a much too thick branch... It bent. I remember my frustration when I gave it my best only to discover I got stuck with a blade that could hit around corners :).

    I think I still have it somewhere in some damp shed, rusting away, to give the enemies of mankind tetanos around the corners where they lurk, stalking innocent prey :).

    Nice video. I always enjoy watching people that actually know how to handle their (melee)weapons.
     
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    Awesome!
     
  13. Brian R. VanCise

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    When I released the Test Cutting With The Filipino Blades video clip the other day I immediately got a call from a friend. He said, “Brian why didn’t you show the point that is what you do so well.” So I went out the next day and shot several point shots and then mix and mashed it into this clip. Enjoy!

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    As you can tell I had a good time! :)
     
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    "Sweet" it is! Nice work, Brian.

    The bottles, now ... can you specify the type of plastic bottles you used or perhaps give the brand of water or other drink that was originally packaged in that plastic? Some bottles have a much more brittle element to them and other water bottles are so soft you can almost barely pick them up, it seems. Comparing them to, say, a Gatorade bottle would be helpful, I think.

    Thanks!

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    Again...being CMA I would have used my finger tips and trees but that was ok too :D

    Very cool Brian, thanks.

    I took physics too but if you train CMA.... PHYSICS IS USELESS..... trees fear me you know :mst:...as do some psychiatrists :D
     
  16. Brian R. VanCise

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    Hey shesula,

    Glad you enjoyed it!

    I mostly use ice mountain (we get it for free) but on this clip I used an assorted mix and match (daisani, ice mountain, etc.) with a couple of diet coke bottles in there as well. The gatorade bottle is definitely thick and probably the thickest out there. these ones are a little less dense than that. [​IMG] Gatorade bottles are actually fun to cut when standing on a platform. If you cut towards the top the bottom weight keeps it completely steady. Cut at the bottom and you may have a different result. [​IMG]
     
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    These two videos have been out for a bit I shot them roughly the same week as the other ones.

    Enjoy!

    Dagger Thursting
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    Slow Motion Cutting
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    As you can see the slow motion is pretty cool! [​IMG]
     
  18. Xue Sheng

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    OK, I must admit it you are giving me ideas and I think it is really cool but I am starting to find it REALLY hard to believe that no bottles were hurt :D

    Thanks Brian
     
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    Hey Xue,

    Okay, okay I must confess a bottle or two must have been damaged! [​IMG]

    Still I did recycle! [​IMG]
     
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    recycling is good and you'll be ok....just as long as the Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Bottles doesn't find out :D123
     

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