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Sand, splinters and tape.

I broke my habu (the bamboo part of my naginata) not so long ago.

I'm one of those firm believers in the dangers of bamboo splinters, so I was keen to replace my habu as soon as possible (it is only the second one I've broken in seven or so years - not a bad track record, really). As is happens, the club was recently gifted with several new habu which are avaliable for the members to purchase.

I was organising such a purchase when Mrs N pointed out that she had some old naginata which she was willing to sell to the students, but that they were in quite bad shape. I offered to fix them up, so that they could be sold next week, and also to buy one for myself (I now have a lovely matched pair of naginata - my old one, the ebu (wooden haft) of which is a rose coloured oak, and my new second-hand one, which is more of a blonde colour).

I've spent my afternoon sanding back the spintered second hand habus, making little piles of bamboo splinters and sand-paper dust, and have re-taped them, as well as taping up my old naginata with its shiny new habu.

Now that I have two naginata, however, I should probably have different names for them. For my zenichi as well, I guess. My old naginata was always called "Mr Pointy" (tongue-in-cheek, of course), but now that my weapon collection has grown I'm not sure that name is 'right' for it anymore.

I welcome any suggestions of names - I may even prepare a poll later.


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Apr. 2nd, 2005 12:59 pm (UTC)
Are there any usual themes that get stuck to? Like katana are purported to have?
Apr. 3rd, 2005 09:12 am (UTC)
Well if Mr Pointy is no longer appropriate, perhaps you need to go for Pointy-sama, -san or -chan depending on how much you plan to intimidate your victim with it or get the two of them truly acquainted.
Apr. 4th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC)
you should give it a man's name, but a man you would like.

as in: 'This rifle is mine. there are many like it, but this one is mine. It's name is Bob.'

just a thought.

or how about: "Extremely Long Finger of DOOM!" XD
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