Fly or Die... DOPE

 

I’m going to share some THINGS about myself… This a pretty clear and well-defined snap shot of who I am...

I’m a bit of a nerd, actually a lot a bit a nerd… But not the kind you might think… I’m selective, and my nerdyness tapers ever-so stylishly into a crisply, tasteful, well-rounded homme… I do the things that I dreamed of doing when I was a child, and I’m literally free in that: I kinda don’t care what you think.  There’s a lot of freedom in not caring. If you’re wound too tight, try chillaxing a bit, lol it might be a pretty decent alternative to alcoholism or drugs, or whatever your vice might be (not that I’m judging). 

So anyway, back to these dreams of dopeness that I live out on the daily… It’s important that you know, that it’s always been a dream of mine to own a traditionally forged Japanese sword… I didn’t move to Japan and develop this, it was actually born of a famous story/animated feature called “Kamui no Ken.” 

I saw this vivid, shadowy tale of deceit and betrayal when I was about 7 or 8 (early 90’s).  It was probably of the first Japanese Anime that I purchased from the “Japanamation” section at Suncoast Video (when that was a thing).

In watching the film, I noticed there were a lot of similarities between Nukenin Jiro and myself.  We both started out as innocent children before realizing that our destinies were much greater than the average person's.  We also shared many similarities in our ninja art efficiency.  We’re also both blessed with god-like endurance and tree climbing abilities.  But get this… The kicker, was when I noticed that our sword techniques we exactly the same.   To this day, the only person fictional or otherwise that can slice and dice his way through ANY foe as gracefully as I can is  probably Nukenin Jiro. 

So let this be a lesson to you, unless you want me to disappear into a cloud of smoke, shortly before sneaking up behind you to let you feel the cold, merciless, thrust of my blade… You’ll respect me.

I kid, I kid... I just have an affinity for craftsmanship, and like... Dope things...

 

 HP5/LeicaM6/Summicron 35  One of the rarest swords in the world, this is an experimental blade that was forged in between established blade shapes of it's era. Basically, it's sick, and I got to hold it...

HP5/LeicaM6/Summicron 35

One of the rarest swords in the world, this is an experimental blade that was forged in between established blade shapes of it's era. Basically, it's sick, and I got to hold it...

 HP5/LeicaM6/Summicron 35  400 year old Samurai Sword from Musashi Province (Terushige Shibahara lineage). 

HP5/LeicaM6/Summicron 35

400 year old Samurai Sword from Musashi Province (Terushige Shibahara lineage). 

All joking aside, I love traditional tamahagane blades, here are some pictures of my Ken-Kyou (sword brother) and his antique shop.-- I recently had my blade evaluated by the Nihon Bijutsu Touken Hozon Kyokai and it passed Hozon as a blade “worthy of preservation.”  

Get at me if you need protection during the zombie apocalypse.