Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Fist of Fury: Why I wear a Tungsten Carbide Ring...

Wei here - Shout out to the FMK community! I know I don't post as often as I should, but I'm trying to get more involved on the blog lately.

So most people wonder why I wear a ring on my left index finger. It's a random story - I was in Amman, Jordan three years ago. There was a street vendor selling stainless steel rings for 1 Jordanian Dollar. I decided I wanted one and found one that fit comfortably in my index finger. I began to wear it habitually. If I lost the ring, I felt like Gollum from Lord of the Rings, "I lost my precious!" Haha. Eventually one day, the ring actually split in half and I wanted to find a replacement.

I decided I wanted something that would last me a long time. In high school I had a Physics teacher that told us about Tungsten Carbide wedding bands. The rings are very dense and I figured that would be something cool that wouldn't break on me. I looked on  amazon and was surprised to find some that were pretty darn cheap. I found one I liked and have been wearing it ever since. (My inner Gollum is happy....Precious.)

Why I recommend this for other people who wear rings?

- This ring is really dense. Since Tungsten Carbide is the 2nd hardest substance next to diamonds it's nearly indestructable and scratch proof (Note: Don't get one with any paint on it. The paint will scratch, but the ring won't.)

- It can easily help you in a fighting situation. This ring is like having brass knuckles on a finger. If you punch leading with it you'll do heavy damage. I've had to take it off sparring because even when safe sparring people say it really hurts.

So yeah a fashion accessory that's not expensive, can double as a wedding band, and if you're in a fight it can give you an edge (while still being legal) - Like Sifu says we need to use things that aren't labelled weapons, but can indeed help us in an emergency situation.

 Here if anyone was interested. Really make sure to get the right size. These things can't be resized. Got to like a dollar store or something and try on different rings. Also, note some rings are American sizes and some are Chinese so Google the conversion.


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  2. Does this mean you're getting mine in diamonds? ;-) if so, I want it pink. Thanks!

    & yes everyone it's really strong! Wei always jokes around tapping my forehead with it & it's like I I'm running into a pole? lol yeah, sorry I can't explain it, you'll just have to get one yourself!

  3. Nice try :p. Couldn't find one on amazon. Haha


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