- Feb 3, 2005
- Reaction score
- Huber Heights, OH
Maybe it is and maybe it isn't.I don't want to come across as insensitive, but it is, after all, just a tool.
A lot of folks (myself included) sometimes form emotional attachments to their "tools" and will often look for ones that will somehow "express" them or are special in some way.
Gifts, tools that are customized to you, tools that are acquired on a special occasion or as a commemorative memento, etc. are all more than "just" a tool.
This goes for just about anything that others might consider a mere "tool." Most of us (myself included) consider their automobile a "tool" that gets them from point-A to point-B. But then you've got folks that have "special" cars. Restored antiques, maybe the same model as their first car (or the first car they "got lucky") in, or just 'cuz they always liked that model.
Heck, my favorite pistol is a 50 year old military cast-off. But I love the looks, love the cartridge, and have customized it to my tastes.
A person's first pair of sai might easily fit into this category.
Peace favor your sword,