Collector Spotlight #12 — Clinton McAfee

Collector's Spotlight

[Welcome back to our Collector Spotlight feature where we spotlight members of the SKC community who have dedicated their time, money and living space to amassing an awe-inspiring collection of toys, games, pencil toppers or novelty soaps. If you collect it, are proud of it and want to share it this is your chance!]

Tactical wakizashi, Black Shirasaya, White Bleach replica sword, Red Shirasaya (favorite), Black katana, Red Highlander replica
Tactical wakizashi, Black Shirasaya, White Bleach replica sword, Red Shirasaya (favorite), Black katana, Red Highlander replica

Name

Clinton McAfee (Asian weapon collector)

How long have you been collecting?

I started collecting Asian weapons when I was 10.

Why did you start collecting?

I have always been a fan of Kung fu films. I started martial arts at a young age, and I was fascinated by weapons in those films.

Any unique details about your collection?

I have a few movie replica swords, from the movies Blade and Highlander, and the anime Bleach. One sword I am not so proud of was the second sword I ever bought, I saw the same sword in a QVC fail clip on YouTube…

What’s your favorite item?

My favorite item is my Shirasaya sword (samurai sword without a guard). It is my favorite because it was my first real sword. All of my previous swords were solely for decoration, and not fully functional as a sword.

Nunchaku, Sais, 3- sectional staff, Tai chi sword, Chinese broad swords, All black short swords, Blade replica sword, 2 short swords
Nunchaku, Sais, 3- sectional staff, Tai chi sword, Chinese broad swords, All black short swords, Blade replica sword, 2 short swords
Whip sword, Various stars, Throwing knives, Dagger from "Heavy Metal" movie
Whip sword, Various stars, Throwing knives, Dagger from “Heavy Metal” movie

Interested in sharing your collection? Drop us a line with the answers to the questions along with some pics of your stash and you could become a Featured Collector!

Written by Christopher Bacon

Mister Bacon tries really hard to define the line between collector and hoarder. Between comics , cards , video games , metal and horror movies the only thing he likes more than obtaining them is talking about them. Beer is good too.

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