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MatsuShinshii
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

singularity6 wrote:
The woods that are commonly used for particular applications are used for a variety of reasons.

1) Availability
2) The wood has characteristics that make it particularly useful in that application


Valid points.

However I'm not sure with the advent of the internet that availability plays a role as you can order just about anything your heart desires if you have the money to buy it.

As far as characteristics go, you are right. You can make a weapon out of any wood but that doesn't mean it will be useful. You wouldn't make a Rokushaku Bo out of basswood.

There are many grades of wood based on weight, toughness, etc. If your going to make "usable" weapons, make sure you do the research first so you know what your getting.

Nothing worse than spending money on equipment or spending the time to make something, only to find out it's useless because it was not made out of the right material.
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