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Re: Ninja

Reply #10 on: April 02, 2016, 03:15:06 pm
It's funny you post that, because the first picture has the edge facing away from his body and the second one is double bladed, so you actually proved my point  ;)

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Re: Ninja

Reply #11 on: April 02, 2016, 04:30:39 pm
It's funny you post that, because the first picture has the edge facing away from his body and the second one is double bladed, so you actually proved my point  ;)

Well, the sharp side faces outward in my sprite, isn't it? D:
Or my eyes are failing me ^^"

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Re: Ninja

Reply #12 on: April 02, 2016, 08:33:22 pm
The edge is still not pointing down, though. Google kasumi no kamae. Not a single example with the edge down. It's almost impossible to hold a sword like you have depicted. The edge is almost always aligned with the direction of the knuckles. If you raise your arm above your head, it's hard to point your knuckles down unless you bend your wrist in a very awkward fashion which you wouldn't want to do when holding a sword :)









I don't know, it is a common stance with katanas..




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Re: Ninja

Reply #13 on: April 03, 2016, 04:27:44 am
Thanks @gil & @kullenberg

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Re: Ninja

Reply #14 on: April 03, 2016, 05:46:13 pm
Ah yes, now I get what you were going for originally. The sword is indeed correct then, but I agree that the wrists and arms wouldn't bend that way. For stuff like this, it's best to look up real martial arts stances to get it right. Never look up drawings of samurais and stuff like that.