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    SZ'ers, share your knowledge of umbrellas. The most interesting umbrella I know of is made by Senz. It's designed to withstand winds of 70+ mph, perfect for a hurricane [Y].
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    senz is great, it's sold at Takashimaya.

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    i rock the five dollar with the hook and silver button... and pretend i'm the penguin with it.</p>


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    [quote user="Diego"]senz is great, it's sold at Takashimaya.[/quote]</p>

    That store is so much fun. [&lt;:o)] </p>

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    This is the classic British option - Swaine Adeney Brigg.



    They used to custom-make sword umbrellas (blade hidden in the handle, think Steed and the Avengers).



    This one is my favorite - for the alcoholic who has everything.

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    [quote user="Real Real"]
    This one is my favorite - for the alcoholic who has everything.[/quote]</p>

    very nice. </p>

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    [quote user="Real Real"]They used to custom-make sword umbrellas (blade hidden in the handle, think Steed and the Avengers).[/quote]</p>

    I need that in my life.

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    ^ I do like classic umbrellas and what I wouldn't do for one of those sword ones!</p>


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    [quote user="Real Real"]This is the classic British option - Swaine Adeney Brigg.

    They used to custom-make sword umbrellas (blade hidden in the handle, think Steed and the Avengers).

    This one is my favorite - for the alcoholic who has everything.[/quote]</P>


    SAB occasionally has umbrellas with surface flaws (often quite minor) at staggering discounts. Be prepared to pay $70 for shipping to the US, but it's still an amazing deal.</P>


    My little brother saw some video about the umbrella the Phillipine presidential guard or something use, will track it down.</P>


    EDIT: Found the video, it's an absurdist masterpiece. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO8G5zsQohg</P>
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    bump another week of rain coming..lost my old umbrella looking to upgrade to something more classic and much more durable. any recommendations? thanx

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    what a thread.

    anyway, these are handy. cane + umbrella = it stands on it's own!




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    my favourite is Sruli Recht's Umbuster



    It's hilarious and awesome.

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    thanks guys, after watching videos of the senz umbrella demo on youtube.i was sold and went ahead and ordered one. has a quirky design too. i wish they change up the handle to a curved handle.

    that umbrella with stand is pretty cool also!

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    that senz umbrella is awesome. i just bought an umbrella by Davek (the golf one), so far so good. even with decently high winds, it's steady. only problem is the weight, as it is a bit heavy.

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    I've been really attracted to the Umbuster since I saw it on the Sruli Recht shop, and the backstory is both smart (in terms of innovation) and funny. I'm really thinking about ordering one.
    My last umbrella purchase was totally just for fun - the amazing(ly tacky)(yet sturdy) samurai umbrella. I love it. I don't carry it on my back though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by theetruscan View Post
    SAB occasionally has umbrellas with surface flaws (often quite minor) at staggering discounts. Be prepared to pay $70 for shipping to the US, but it's still an amazing deal.</P>


    My little brother saw some video about the umbrella the Phillipine presidential guard or something use, will track it down.</P>


    EDIT: Found the video, it's an absurdist masterpiece. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO8G5zsQohg</P>
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    Umbuster is incredible!

    Samurai sword umbrella (without sword... probably a little safer/more likely to be legal):
    <a href="http://s1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc471/SWISKIT/?action=view&amp;current=sword-umbrella.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1213.photobucket.com/albums/cc471/SWISKIT/sword-umbrella.jpg" border="0" alt="Photobucket"></a>

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    these are the real deal - called the kasana, a play on 'katana'. comes in different lengths & colors. hand-made in gifu. handle and sword guard all match those of a real katana. quite expensive though...

    much sturdier and much much more beautiful then the samurai umbrella, which is very plastic and not very sturdy (mine has fallen apart already)...

    especially like the small version...


















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    Those smaller ones are fantastic!
    Appreciation for the cute:deadly ratio they seem to bring...(IWANTONE)

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