[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!]
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.