cool, all i have are two katanas and two wakazachis. Now i know that means four swords but they're all pretty crap, brittle and purely decorative. still try to practice with em though. anyways cool pic
Not only do love the pose, I was inspired by your orientation of your sword. It made me wonder how difficult it would be draw a blade of about that length if it was actually slung in that exact fashion. Luckily I had a blade of that length and general design within three feet of my desk, so I harnessed it thus and found that it was a very easy draw.
Now, I can't think of a practical reason to rig a blade thus, but it does look very spiffy. (Even in a purely ceremonial setting - like a cocktail party - one would be knocking drinks off of end tables left and right.) Besides, it's just good to know these things.
Ummm, it's wonderful to hear from you, being on the other side of the ocean and all, but it appears you have also gone WAAAAAAAAAY back in time. Could you take care of a couple things for me whilst you are traveling in the past...
"Luckily I had a blade of that length and general design within three feet of my desk"
Heh...well that's not something one hears everyday...nor something too many people would be able to say
And though I'll never have a reason to draw a blade like that, it's always good to know it'd be easy if I did.