Belt Sword

A piece of very thin material sewn between the two leather sides of a belt. (Read the full article)

"Way of the Warrior: The Paradox of the Martial Arts by Howard Reid and Robert Croucher attests a "whip sword" made of a flexible, double-edged length of steel that shows up somewhere in India."
(Yoon Ha Lee 4/17/2004 10:48:37 AM )
"this weapon is possible.have you ever played around with a metal tape measure.all you need is a device built into the handle to clamp it to the shallow u-shaped (cross section) at the base."
(andy-watford-uk 7/15/2004 6:33:51 AM )
"I recently read an article in some handgun magazine about a sword that could be concealed in a belt. The edge/core of the blade was made from flexible steel. On each side, along the spine of the blade, were sections of steel connected together by a cable. When the cable was put under tension by a handbrake-like device in the grip, the sections locked together (much like Ivy's sword from Soul Calibur) and formed a stiffening rib. Regrettably I cannot find the article."
( 11/9/2004 11:25:47 PM )
"This type of sword is old stuff in China. There is no need to have it straighten. The trick is to slash with it - not lunge forward. So when you slash sideways, the centripetal force will cause the sword to straighten. It is also well-known that a flexible sword will outwin a hard sword. Why? Because when a hard sword tries to block a swing from the soft sword, the user of the soft sword only has to twist his weapon 90 degrees, causing the hard sword to harmless be deflected bending - but not breaking - the soft sword. Once the hard sword passes, the soft sword will spring back and the user only has to rotate back 90 degrees. It is a beautiful science"
( 12/7/2004 2:10:27 PM )
"It is not only Indian, there is also a Chinese variant. I own one, however since it is about 3 meters long it really isn't concealable as described. I am sure, however, that it would be possible to make a variant that would fit inside a normal belt-length leather sheath, and serve double-duty. The actual techniques to use the thing effectively, however, do require a lot of practice to perform without hurting yourself - I still can't reliably use mine and wouldn't dare sharpen it."
(Ryk 1/26/2005 4:31:32 PM )
"there are belt weapons in the Chinese martial arts world which dated prior to 1999. Such weapons appear in the movies though whether it is a movie invention or an invention by a martial artist will require some investigation"
(jongyuen111 10/21/2005 10:12:34 PM )
"i saw a documentry the other day with two indian men going thru a kata-like series of moves indeed the sword was about 3 meters in leangth and the blade was used as a slashing whiping weapon that needed INCREDABLE skill and timeing to use without dismembering yourself it was a joy to watch the grace and power of the warriors as they danced around each other slashing and whipping one mistake was all it would have needed to cripple either of those men WOW"
(jack richardson 12/14/2005 4:13:38 AM )
"Would someone Mind linking me to a picture of this sword?"
( 4/22/2006 5:45:10 PM )
"I have an sword made from thin metal. It look like japanese sword but I didn' know truly where it produce. can anybody help me. ???"
(Bianglala 7/27/2006 8:55:38 PM )
"I want to ask somebody to look at my "old" belt sword (look like japanese sword). I could send it picture and want a comment."
( 7/27/2006 8:58:45 PM )
"These are not Japanese! Many are made in India and in China and are fantasy swords for stupid tourists."
(Non-gullible 8/27/2006 11:35:11 PM )
"There is some historical European precedent - I handled an old sword in Spain (maybe 18th century?), the blade of which was made up of many short segments - perfectly flexible in a belt. When drawn, the segments locked together to form a fairly stiff blade, certainly capable of thrusting."
(casman 9/8/2006 11:13:30 AM )
"If you want something needing less exotic skills and more technology: there are 'memory-materials' that change shape when a current or temperature change is applied."
(Damian 9/11/2006 7:36:45 PM )
"Check this out:"
( 9/14/2006 7:17:03 AM )
"I currently have a patent on a stainless steel rail system that stores and deploys a 18 to 36 inch sword onto (not into) a belt. The stainless steel rail system protects you from the double edged razor sharp high carbon 1095 solid steel blade and acts as a controlled deploymen system. The sword may be 1 to 1.25 inches wide. A totally dull rounded edge blade will cut through thick plastic or tree branches due to the speed. The system may store up to 4 swords. Deployment is "lightening fast // razor sharp". The system will be available in the summer of 2007 at or"
(Curtis W. Koehler 1/19/2007 5:24:21 PM )
"i had a beltsword - its like a japanese samurai sword, and there's its name in there and year. "
( 3/21/2007 11:46:26 PM )
"Update: The BeltSword weapon system should be available in summer of 2008. It may be tested by Special Forces in the near future. RazorRazor, LLC needed to find a special steel manufacturer; that took over two years to find. The steel for the swords has certain critical specifications. The new RazorSword will be 1.5 inches wide and up to 32.5 inches long. Search me you will not find this hidden massive sword. Summer of 2008 go to"
(Curtis W. Koehler 3/17/2008 8:56:51 PM )
" (See 20 videos of it in action) A totally hidden massive sword (RazorSword 33 inches long by 1.5 inches wide) totally concealed in a leather belt. Deploys Instantly! When sharp the RazorSword cuts through 1/2 inch plywood better than a Samurai Sword. by RazorRazor, LLC"
(Curtis W. Koehler 5/24/2008 9:02:59 AM )
"you probably saw the article in Shotgun news. That's where i saw it."
( 7/19/2008 6:21:02 PM )
"all i wanna know is where to kind one? id really appreciate any tips."
( 7/29/2008 2:10:34 PM )
"my bad "find" "
( 7/29/2008 2:11:59 PM )
" to see it in action. If you would like to see independent tests of the BeltSword and the RazorSword go to Sincerely, Curtis W. Koehler (Inventor)"
(RazorMan 7/30/2008 4:59:37 PM )
"I live in Indonesia and have seen two beltswords.the handle is from camelbone and the brasscoloured sword in camel hide.It has 3 to 5 pockets for smaller knives and it is has a certificate.cost about 500 US. $ contact"
(nurlisa 9/18/2008 6:54:07 PM )
(here ya go 2/3/2009 7:03:17 PM )
"It's called a "urumi". It's a crazy/scary weapon :) "
(MachinShin 6/9/2009 4:36:21 PM )
"does anyone know where I can buy an urumi ive been looking everywhere but havent had ne luck"
( 7/9/2009 2:40:46 PM )
"i have 2 sets of the belt swords from indonesia.In the handle there's a dagger and a stone jade.Interested contact Some claimed these swords as fakes or fantasy swords.Any body knows of it's history?"
(nuzol 9/7/2009 3:07:12 AM )
"Im looking to buy an urumi or or any kind of flexible especially of its one of the kind with multiple blades. Does anyone have any idea of where I can find one?"
(MartialArtsBuff 12/11/2009 4:28:36 PM )
"You could make one with band-saw blades, if you have a death wish and want to accidentally kill yourself. "
( 6/18/2010 11:46:02 PM )

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