Hi there and congrats, you made the ultimate choice of self defense weapon.
The Civilian is the most awsome blade on the planet, I carry mine 24/7 (BTW Dont overlook the Matriarch, shes also a beuty)
I know many actually carved their own wooden trainers, There where tons available, Ill go have a looksee for you.
Do yourself the favour I did for me, get the Comtech DVD/Tape of the Civilian training vid from James Keating, tis awsome stuff.
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