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Posted: 10/3/2014 6:44:55 PM EST
ally the Hive Ninjas...

Actually, I don't think it is irresponsible, but I am sure half the world will.

Backstory - I came home to find two toy "Sai" in the floor. They were made of plastic, candy, and garbage. I asked my wife where they came from and she accused either her folks or mine of buying them for my kid. Apparently, he wants to be a ninja for Halloween this year and asked for these as part of the costume. The thing is, I hate paying real money for toy garbage. Also, when I was a kid, I really wanted real weapons - basically just like the South Park episode. I remember when the moron neighbor kids had nunchuks. I wanted them so bad, and of course my folks just said no. Probably a good thing, too. However, these "Sai" look about as dangerous as a fire place poker.

So, I figure on just buying some real ones for my kid. Perhaps this is a bad idea, and maybe nothing good can come of it, but I can always use them as a teaching tool about responsibility etc, and considering they lack a blade and aren't even pointy, I feel pretty confident the only harm done will be to the sensibility of others. Anyway, I want to buy a set for him, but How The Fuck Do I Buy These Things? I'm not a ninja, and my childhood dreams of becoming one are all dead. I don't know where they come from, I don't know what they eat - I don't know how to pick good ones, I don't know how to avoid getting fleeced. But I do know that someone here has likely already bought them. So where do I start? Recommendations? Information on reputable makers? HALP!

Thanks in advance!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 6:49:33 PM EST
Why not make the some out of laminated wood?

It would be a good project, they would get a sturdy toy, and it wouldn't cost you hardly anything.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 6:50:33 PM EST
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 6:57:28 PM EST
Make them out of 1/2" pvc for the grips. Add a dowle for the pokey part.

Cost 2 bucks and the kids can fight with then w/o killing each other.

At least that's what I did



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Link Posted: 10/3/2014 6:59:42 PM EST
Try google...
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 7:01:14 PM EST
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Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Make them out of 1/2" pvc for the grips. Add a dowle for the pokey part.

Cost 2 bucks and the kids can fight with then w/o killing each other.

At least that's what I did



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This is the best plan.

Or you can make these:
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:06:52 PM EST
How old is son?

Offhand I'd say it's a stupid idea.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:11:00 PM EST
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There was a martial arts store in Ann Arbor my mom would take me to when I was a kid. Loved that place. Got real deal sai, nunchuks, ninja stars, and a ninja uniform. Good times.

Still remember the name, Kim's martial arts.

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Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:18:51 PM EST
they come from the state fair. get some ninja stars while your at it.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:19:35 PM EST
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I'd go with this.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:28:23 PM EST
flea market
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:29:52 PM EST
Your boy is going to learn a lesson in consequence in his near future.


As a young boy I remember thinking - "I think I know what happens when I hit dad in the knee with this stick, but is that really what happens? Gotta try it, at least once, just to be sure."
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:37:34 PM EST
Originally Posted By AllserviceBilliards:
ally the Hive Ninjas...

Actually, I don't think it is irresponsible, but I am sure half the world will.

Backstory - I came home to find two toy "Sai" in the floor. They were made of plastic, candy, and garbage. I asked my wife where they came from and she accused either her folks or mine of buying them for my kid. Apparently, he wants to be a ninja for Halloween this year and asked for these as part of the costume. The thing is, I hate paying real money for toy garbage. Also, when I was a kid, I really wanted real weapons - basically just like the South Park episode. I remember when the moron neighbor kids had nunchuks. I wanted them so bad, and of course my folks just said no. Probably a good thing, too. However, these "Sai" look about as dangerous as a fire place poker.

So, I figure on just buying some real ones for my kid. Perhaps this is a bad idea, and maybe nothing good can come of it, but I can always use them as a teaching tool about responsibility etc, and considering they lack a blade and aren't even pointy, I feel pretty confident the only harm done will be to the sensibility of others. Anyway, I want to buy a set for him, but How The Fuck Do I Buy These Things? I'm not a ninja, and my childhood dreams of becoming one are all dead. I don't know where they come from, I don't know what they eat - I don't know how to pick good ones, I don't know how to avoid getting fleeced. But I do know that someone here has likely already bought them. So where do I start? Recommendations? Information on reputable makers? HALP!

Thanks in advance!
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Are you kidding? Are you insane? Do you not watch the movies? Have you not seen how many people are murdered in the movies with fireplace pokers? Good lord almightyabove won't somebody think of the children!!!!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:38:35 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Him:
How old is son?

Offhand I'd say it's a stupid idea.
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Go away, Safety Sarah.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 8:42:35 PM EST
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I'd go with this.
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Originally Posted By TerryC:
Asian World of Martial Arts - Rubber Sai


I'd go with this.


+1
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:33:36 PM EST
They are illegal in some states a felony even in some. Check your laws first.

If they are legal, I don't see the big deal. Not sure where you'd buy them. Maybe ebay or amazon ?
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:35:02 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Dash_ISpy:

This is the best plan.

Or you can make these:
http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/hammer-nunchuk-weapon-620x517.jpg
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Originally Posted By Dash_ISpy:
Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Make them out of 1/2" pvc for the grips. Add a dowle for the pokey part.

Cost 2 bucks and the kids can fight with then w/o killing each other.

At least that's what I did



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This is the best plan.

Or you can make these:
http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/hammer-nunchuk-weapon-620x517.jpg


Thats fucking awesome, but you give a kid hammer nunchucks and everything lookls like a nunchuck nail?
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:36:20 PM EST
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Those are cool!
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:38:31 PM EST
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Originally Posted By zegermanznew:
Your boy is going to learn a lesson in consequence in his near future.


As a young boy I remember thinking - "I think I know what happens when I hit dad in the knee with this stick, but is that really what happens? Gotta try it, at least once, just to be sure."
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I'm with you, but he has an E-tool and access to hammers and wrenches and other murderous devices and is mature enough with them to be trusted while being observed. I certainly wouldn't let him go play with his friends with this stuff.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:39:12 PM EST
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:


Go away, Safety Sarah.
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Originally Posted By stutzcattle:
Originally Posted By Him:
How old is son?

Offhand I'd say it's a stupid idea.


Go away, Safety Sarah.


No shit. Kids NEED weapons (at least if you ask him). And when you have a need, that equals responsibility. If he is anything like his old man, he will be sharpening sticks on rocks, or making blades from slate and quartz. I'd just as soon teach him some more responsibility as have him doing this stuff on his own.

And he is 6.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:41:50 PM EST
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Originally Posted By 74AKZ:
They are illegal in some states a felony even in some. Check your laws first.

If they are legal, I don't see the big deal. Not sure where you'd buy them. Maybe ebay or amazon ?
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See this is my problem. I wouldn't know a good one from a shitter.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:41:59 PM EST
Amazon, 20 bucks.

My kid has a set somewhere. He also carried a real katana with his Ninja costume on Halloween. Fortunately, he is not retarded so there was no problem.
Link Posted: 10/3/2014 9:51:20 PM EST
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Originally Posted By AllserviceBilliards:


Thats fucking awesome, but you give a kid hammer nunchucks and everything lookls like a nunchuck nail?
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Originally Posted By AllserviceBilliards:
Originally Posted By Dash_ISpy:
Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Make them out of 1/2" pvc for the grips. Add a dowle for the pokey part.

Cost 2 bucks and the kids can fight with then w/o killing each other.

At least that's what I did



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This is the best plan.

Or you can make these:
http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/hammer-nunchuk-weapon-620x517.jpg


Thats fucking awesome, but you give a kid hammer nunchucks and everything lookls like a nunchuck nail?


Any kid that survives the first 30 seconds of owning such devices is worthy of carrying your name and bloodline.

Any that don't… well…
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:17:09 AM EST
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Originally Posted By AllserviceBilliards:


Thats fucking awesome, but you give a kid hammer nunchucks and everything lookls like a nunchuck nail?
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Originally Posted By AllserviceBilliards:
Originally Posted By Dash_ISpy:
Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Make them out of 1/2" pvc for the grips. Add a dowle for the pokey part.

Cost 2 bucks and the kids can fight with then w/o killing each other.

At least that's what I did



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This is the best plan.

Or you can make these:
http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/hammer-nunchuk-weapon-620x517.jpg


Thats fucking awesome, but you give a kid hammer nunchucks and everything lookls like a nunchuck nail?


I dunno, a tier 1 ninja can frame a two-story house in three minutes flat. Lotta future job potential there . . .

Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:23:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:


Any kid that survives the first 30 seconds of owning such devices is worthy of carrying your name and bloodline.

Any that don't… well…
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Originally Posted By WinstonSmith:
Originally Posted By AllserviceBilliards:
Originally Posted By Dash_ISpy:
Originally Posted By TaylorWSO:
Make them out of 1/2" pvc for the grips. Add a dowle for the pokey part.

Cost 2 bucks and the kids can fight with then w/o killing each other.

At least that's what I did



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This is the best plan.

Or you can make these:
http://technabob.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/hammer-nunchuk-weapon-620x517.jpg


Thats fucking awesome, but you give a kid hammer nunchucks and everything lookls like a nunchuck nail?


Any kid that survives the first 30 seconds of owning such devices is worthy of carrying your name and bloodline.

Any that don't… well…


lmao, i like your style
Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:27:50 AM EST
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uhh...'WOOF' . . . . . eehhh . . . . 'WOOF' . . .





...let's fighting , love .......

Link Posted: 10/4/2014 7:41:43 AM EST
Originally Posted By AllserviceBilliards:
ally the Hive Ninjas...

Actually, I don't think it is irresponsible, but I am sure half the world will.

Backstory - I came home to find two toy "Sai" in the floor. They were made of plastic, candy, and garbage. I asked my wife where they came from and she accused either her folks or mine of buying them for my kid. Apparently, he wants to be a ninja for Halloween this year and asked for these as part of the costume. The thing is, I hate paying real money for toy garbage. Also, when I was a kid, I really wanted real weapons - basically just like the South Park episode. I remember when the moron neighbor kids had nunchuks. I wanted them so bad, and of course my folks just said no. Probably a good thing, too. However, these "Sai" look about as dangerous as a fire place poker.

So, I figure on just buying some real ones for my kid. Perhaps this is a bad idea, and maybe nothing good can come of it, but I can always use them as a teaching tool about responsibility etc, and considering they lack a blade and aren't even pointy, I feel pretty confident the only harm done will be to the sensibility of others. Anyway, I want to buy a set for him, but How The Fuck Do I Buy These Things? I'm not a ninja, and my childhood dreams of becoming one are all dead. I don't know where they come from, I don't know what they eat - I don't know how to pick good ones, I don't know how to avoid getting fleeced. But I do know that someone here has likely already bought them. So where do I start? Recommendations? Information on reputable makers? HALP!

Thanks in advance!
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I don't know how old your boy is but if he's leaving toys in the floor, real ones might not be a great idea.

And I wouldn't call them harmless, particularly if he tries to use them. Nunchucka would be safer. Or a set of tonfas.
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