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Date: 07/03/13 12:09 PM

20 Responses to What Swords Sound Like When Removed From A Sheath

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    Gottamgear Male 18-29
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    July 2, 2013 at 12:42 pm
    Link: What Swords Sound Like When Removed From A Sheath - The falsehood of Hollywood sound effects foley artists, with regard to the verisimilitude of sword-drawing noise
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    DromEd Male 40-49
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    July 3, 2013 at 12:19 pm
    So Hollywood jazzes things up a bit. Hummm...

    Is the light sabre sound real or is that Hollywood buffoonary too?
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    Webz Male 18-29
    542 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 12:29 pm
    My great grandfather`s old ceremonial world war 1 swords go SHIIIIIING and it is very very satisfying.
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    Dead_mind Male 18-29
    303 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    Ceremonial being the key word here. :3
    Not made for war~
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    jbwhite Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2013 at 1:17 pm
    i just add the shhhing! sound myself whenever i get into a swordfight
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    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
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    July 3, 2013 at 1:21 pm
    That sweater...
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    Fwoggie2 Male 30-39
    1803 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 1:24 pm
    I like how his sweater matches the throw on his sofa in the background.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2013 at 2:27 pm
    I have two Nepalese Khukuri the scabbards they have are of wood and metal, the top part is made of metal and it does make a "shing" when the sword is pulled out, I also have a tai Chi sword that does the same thing as well. But he`s right most swords don`t, it`s how the scabbard is sized and constructed that determines it..
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    Immanio Male 18-29
    86 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 2:28 pm
    Not surprisingly, TV Tropes has the shinng! listed as an example under The Coconut Effect (unrealistic things becoming so ingrained in media that the audience comes to expect them and will react negatively to their omission).
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    VikingGuy Male 18-29
    2160 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm
    Older ceremonial or parade swords with pretty metal scabbards make that sort of silly sound, but most field carry blades have leather and wood reinforced sheathes. Personally own a few napoleonic era things where the sheath has brass fittings on the ends but that`s more a dry rattle when drawn. Shorter blades I`ve got some old ww1 and 2 era bayonets with metal sheathes about, same sort of dry rattle or scrape sound on being drawn. Everything this guy shows is accurate.
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    Byfield Male 18-29
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    July 3, 2013 at 3:31 pm
    I own a sword which goes ka-SHING when you draw it. while its not designed for killing people, you totally could. Its lethal.
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2508 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 5:11 pm
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 5:23 pm
    Great video. Did anyone notice how the Foley artist was making that *shhhhiiinng!* sound on the Foley video? He was running a large metal spatula along the edge of the blade.

    Going forward, I think Hollywood should have the heroes do that when they draw their blade: "Hold on. Before we fight, I need a LARGE METAL SPATULA or this is all going to sound like crap."
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    Xprez Male 30-39
    676 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 6:18 pm
    This would be great info if we believed all of the other noises in Hollywood movies were real. Most of you do know that foley artists make a lot the noises in movies, I hope...
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14544 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 7:07 pm
    That`s not a very good katana. A katana draw is so smooth it`s like it`s on ball bearings.
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    Twinklestein Male 30-39
    513 posts
    July 3, 2013 at 7:49 pm
    "I own a sword which goes ka-SHING when you draw it. while its not designed for killing people, you totally could. Its lethal."

    I bet the entire scabbard is metal. I have one too, and the scabbard has completely scratched the crap out of and slightly blunted the blade.

    It`s a crappy `medieval look-alike`

    Every other sword/knife I own has some combination of wood/leather/fur scabbard, the only metal is usually the buckles and sometimes a metal ring around the outside of the opening. (I love the ones with fur on the inside. douse it with a little oil and they turn into self-cleaning and oiling.)

    Honestly, no one in their right mind would want to mar up their blade with metal inside the scabbard.

    Speaking of Hollywood. My favorite BS item are the guys with a sword longer than their arm strapped to their back... think about it. ;)
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    Tiredofnicks Male 30-39
    5101 posts
    July 4, 2013 at 3:45 am
    Today I learned that IAB aren`t limited to guns in their weapons fetishism. You guys actually own swords?
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    Listypoos Male 40-49
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    July 4, 2013 at 5:53 am
    I wish I could say that it was the first time I`d heard an older guy with a beard using the phrase `this is quite a tight fitting sheath` - but I was young and needed the money.
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    JacobTrue13 Male 18-29
    260 posts
    July 4, 2013 at 8:08 am
    haha katana plonkers
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    Quackor Male 18-29
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    July 4, 2013 at 11:35 am

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