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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:00 pm 
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The IWA is probably Europe's most important annual weapons show. No hobbyists are allowed, except with a personal invitation by one of the exhibitors.

Cold Steel was kind enough to invite me to the show! Meet Lynn Thompson, founder and president of Cold Steel, see him receiving his Jörg Sprave Hammerhead slingshot in cast aluminum. Lynn then gives a personal demonstration of his fighting skills with two huge Bowie knifes.

All of the Zombie killing Cold Steel products are checked out at the booth. I left their booth with a huge amount of presents in exchange for my slingshots. Generous guys for sure!

Then, I walked the showfloor, looking for other cool stuff. Large knifes, awesome crossbows and even a brand new arrow shooting air rifle from Sweden are presented in this slightly off topic video - to me, the true highlight. Built in pump, three strokes for 300 fps! They even have a model that is detachable, breech loaded and fires up to 600 fps - the fastest arrow shooter in the world?



One trillion guns as well, of course - but I am not interested in firearms at this point. I want weapons that have a chance to work in the long run, when the SHTF.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:02 pm 
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Awesome, thanks for sharing!

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I'll be back in nine minutes and thirty nine seconds...

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:09 pm 
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Your face when you've got the Grand Messer (I think it is anyway) .....Priceless
That must be the largest clasp-knife I've ever seen

So, when are you having a stand there, next year or the one after ?

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:15 pm 
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...Okay, so that took me longer than nine minutes and thirty nine seconds.

Did Lynne Thompson muzzle sweep your balls with that slingshot you gave him? :shock:

Anyhoo, how happy did you look the whole time? You must have been like a kid in a candy store! It's infectious, I was happy just watching you being happy, lol.


Congrats on getting some kind of deal with CS man. Well fucking done, You deserve it. :D

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Those arrow air guns were way cool


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Imagine they would come up with a revolver one... five arrows, with broadheads... semi auto... adjustable speed from 150 to 600 fps... silent of course... and unrestricted...

I'd buy one in a heartbeat, even if it would cost as much as a small car.

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this was a awesome video, i love how friendly Lynn is. i wish i could meet him one day.

maybe if i open my store one day i will be allowed to go to the IWA.

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Very cool. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

The arrow shooting airguns amazing. I would buy the the bullpup looking one as soon as I knew how.

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Paladin1 wrote:
Very cool. Looks like you had a lot of fun.

The arrow shooting airguns amazing. I would buy the the bullpup looking one as soon as I knew how.


Yeah me too! How much did the bullpup arrow shooter weigh?

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Not heavy, like any other air gun really.

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What was your favorite from CS? What will you buy from what you saw at the show?

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Clearly, the Espada XL was my favorite.

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Unfortunately, noone has it in stock. I can probably ask Lynn, but you know, there are only so many "golden bullets" I may have... so I'll wait, impatiently.

I also will buy the Kiridashi, a wonderful little neck knife.

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Thank you for sharing! Wow. That Espada opened very quickly.


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JoergS cool video, but now I can help but read your post in you accent lol.

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XL Espada is a knife you have to hold in you hand to truely appreciate. It's huge and very quick.
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Damn, I'm a new fan of slingshots now. Something else, I've got to study and get.

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