Wednesday, April 22, 2015

S is for Sword

S if for Sword

The Fair!! A child’s mind is captured by lights, toys, games, or anything that is new or unusual. Women wander off to the jewelry and handmade booths where things sparkle or speak of worlds far away.

Men?  Oh, men.

This booth is the largest in the fair.  Four sided and each table loaded with weaponry for sale.  This is where men revel in their manhood, in a time when men were warriors and flashed their swords, swung the mace, fondled weapons, and held up shields in the sun.  This is where my husband will be.

Note the dagger/Arabian Night shape

This one has good balance…the edge is sharp…good heft…and then practice swings and jabs follow up.

If one goes to a Fair with a male, drop him off at this booth and wander off to a booth of one’s choice, where the jewels flash and scarfs swing. 


Yes, it says "Custer's Last Stand" on the blade. I don't understand it either.

27 comments:

  1. Beautiful workmanship, such a pity that it's purpose is death.

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    1. I can imagine these swords and daggers being made in some 3rd world country, where the blade with Custer's Last stand meaning absolutely nothing. Produced in mass, quickly. This one cost about $30.

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    1. I just knew you were one who liked shiny weapons.

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  3. The last thing we need is more weapons in the world in the hands of those without the proper skill to avoid using them.

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    1. I think that is why the toy companies went with bright yellow and neon green sword with flashing lights in them. Men play with those as well.

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  4. The difference between men and women is apparent when choosing their shinny things. I am not sure that I would go to a fair that was displaying weapons, however, hubby would be there.

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    1. The sword booth is usually removed in distance from the other booths for safety reasons.

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  5. I think something lingers in the male DNA that has to do with hand to hand/face to face combat. It gets very personal on that level.

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    1. My brothers used long maple twigs for their swords. Hurt like heck.

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  6. My husband would meet yours there, and I would see you in the sparklies sections!
    Very strange sword there. Don't think it was used at Custer's Last Stand!
    Donna
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    1. No, someone got confused what blades went with what scabbards. It didn't , though.
      Thanks for commenting!

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  7. Funny thing is, I loose my girls as fast as I loose The Husband when there are swords or knives around. They are all avid collectors! Go figure.

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  8. Oh I love some of the be-jeweled weaponry. They are so fancy and so much work went into making them.

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    1. Plastic can be made to look like jewels and fairly realistic. This dagger has some sort of blue shiny plastic lining.

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  10. Oh yeah, weapons. I want the biggest one, LOL.

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  11. haha I'll stay there and have a looksy too

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    1. Have to admit, they are pretty awesome.

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  12. This is wonderful workmanship.

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  13. Hello there.
    That's one serious-looking blade!
    Thanks for sharing.

    Entrepreneurial Goddess

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  14. I know of some women who would be enamoured of the sword booth, too. (Not me. Well, not the sword booth only.)

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  15. I LOVE that dagger!!
    LOVE it!
    What a fabulous letter opener. (*~*)
    I like knives. I'd be at that stall too.

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  16. Kids love the fair too, no matter their age. There's something about overpriced food and rides that just makes them happy. ;)

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  17. My boys loved their swords when they were little. Fortunately, they were made out of plastic.

    Julie

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Go ahead...it won' t hurt...I'd love to hear what you think!