I was a lucky kid in that I inherited a lot of cool shit from deceased relatives. There is a pretty strong military background in my family and I came upon a veritable treasure trove of army-issued weapons, some dating back over 150 years.
The highlights of my collection are a couple of Swedish cavalry swords, an insane-looking British commando knuckle-duster/combat knife, and some military-issued (and signed) Fairbairn hand-to-hand books.
Lots of these things were in display cases growing up, but there were a lot of other things strewn about in boxes. One of them was a Canadian-issued Tomahawk. I used to play with this as a kid (secretly!) and my God, what an effective weapon that would be in the right hands!
Now that I’m a bit older I’m actually considering taking lessons in Tomahawk fighting. They’re offered in some parts of Canada. Any practicality aside, I think it would be a lot of fun and would help resurrect a dying art. Plus, it’d be a hell of a weapon to keep under your car seat!
Does anyone here train with any “unusual” weapons?