The sad thing is this would be an awesome idea, but only for well made expensive swords.

The ones kids are buying at anime cons will rot, rust, and fall apart so fast they’ll just be garbage within a year.

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Most of the anime/cheap fantasy swords probably would crack/shatter on attempting to thrust them into the wood stump if they even held a sharp enough edge to do so.

@Clinton Police come to mind due to weapons disposal for firearms. They may or may not do it in your area, but even a cheap anime sword could be a deadly weapon so it makes sense. You just may need to answer questions about provenance. Call ahead to see if they are up to/open to it vs. just cold walking into a precinct with a pile of swords like you are weeb-terminator.

Rusted sword in the woods would be cool, too.

Art installation, Titled: Rusted Youth.

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Agreed, but these don’t turn into rusted swords so much as pieces of rebar sticking out of a stump.

Everything but the blade itself will disintegrate pretty quickly. Since cheap “swords” don’t have a deep tang, there won’t be much of a “handle” or anything for long. Same with any adornments.

The metal itself will corrode pretty quickly overall.

It will look like a straight piece of rusty scrap metal moreso than a sword.

Making it into an actually cool/good sword is difficult or impossible. Maybe a coating can be sprayed onto it to extend its longevity? Spray some water seal on it or something?

Since you posted this, I have been looking up all the Oregon hiking trails I’ve been to in order to deduce which would be best for this.

Historical swordplay is growing in popularity every day. HEMA has largely eclipsed ARMA from what I can tell, and from there a whole slew of academic swordplay nerding has evolved. There’s a ton of it centered around the greater Boston area, but I believe there’s some good stuff around Philly too.

When I looked into it back in college (undergrad, 10 years ago) there was nothing in Philly of the ARMA/HEMA variety really going on. Though apparently since then there are some classes and even groups training in Clark Park. http://roguefencing.com/philly

This was the book, by the way,


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The next Democratic debate should require everyone to bring the sword that represents their soul.

Then it will be very easy to select our nominee.


The way before us has been prepared.


If we do not crack America’s shell, we will die without being born.


I mean, if you can’t even crack the world’s shell, are you even electable?

Edit: Liz beat me to it by a half second.


Where do spears fall? I say it’s a sword with a very long handle and very short blade.

Really just an excuse to get Heron Spear involved.

The heron spear is a laser cannon, though.

It says spear right there, you’re not my dad!

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It’s me from a year or so ago’s time to shine. I made one of these. But instead of you suckers, I made it someone else’s problem. This was a gift that was only in my possession for about a week after being constructed.

Here’s an album of the in progress shots

Considering that previous debates were referred to with the same language as boxing matches (“Undercard”? Really?) this will be far less idiotic.