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Ad'lan wrote:Hmmm, is purple leather the new Blue Cord?
When I searched for Musashi Home build, I got this: Trusted Performance Nutrition, so I'm assuming you mean it's built using parts from http://www.musashiswords.com/shop/home.php. Did it come as a parts kit, is it cannibalised from other swords?
Now, Lets all have a Shoe Off.
8thsinner wrote:Thanks for the links but I will not be ordering a new sword any time soon anyway. Maybe a tanto or wakazashi at some point but not until this one is customised to me liking anyway.
I like yours and didn't know much about this type before.
smokinbunta wrote:i would love me a good quality sword... only thing that stops me is that i am not trained to use 1 and probably wouldn't have the time to learn.. so i can't ever justify buying a "tool" that i won't be able to use... but those are nice, and u know, i dig the purple wrap!
ineffableone wrote:smokinbunta wrote:i would love me a good quality sword... only thing that stops me is that i am not trained to use 1 and probably wouldn't have the time to learn.. so i can't ever justify buying a "tool" that i won't be able to use... but those are nice, and u know, i dig the purple wrap!
It is a wise person to know when not to get something that looks cool that they don't know how to use. I have been practicing with sword over 20 years, and still would like to learn more I have learned various styles and mix them into an original style my own.
I am a bit surprised there are not more posts of people's katana here. I have seen quite a few people mention katana as part of BOB preps, and katana is a popular anti zed weapon. Next to baseball bats and shotguns katana are highly mentioned. Though I feel a good Euro long sword might do the job better than katana, given the longer reach. Sadly I only have a Viking style Euro which doesn't have a longer reach than my Kissaki-moroha-zukuri. It is funny though you don't see much mention of Euro long swords as anti zed weapons, mostly katana. Guess more hype in the katana as a legendary sword of superb quality, though many Euro swords were just as good quality or better than many katana. Oh well, hype and reputation often wins. I do hope to see more posts of other katana here on this thread.
smokinbunta wrote:when it comes to blade weapons for a ZPAW im not a huge fan of fancy blades for the amount of not only training but the maintenance(sharpening, polishing, cleaning after use)... i think a lot of the peeps here tend to perfer the Kukuri (i have 1 as well ) but something simple and rough like a machete would probably be preferable. I do like doing things and looking good while doing it (form AND function) but i doubt i would be worrying about how good i look in the PAW... lol
USMCSergeant wrote:I have a katana a friend of mine picked up in Japan for me. I know nothing about it, no clue who it was made by, what kind of steel was used, and since I don't know any of that information it's used as a wall hanger only. The blade looks nice, with what appears to be a natural hamon, and the tip is obviously hardened. The tang is the issue. The handle is completely wrapped with no exposed parts to tap out the dowels, so I can't inspect it thoroughly. I have 0 training when using a katana anyway, so even if it was a well made sword I'd probably just hurt myself using it. I'll post some pics soon.
USMCSergeant wrote:The pegs are hidden under an intricate wrap, a wrap I'd never in a million years be able to put back like it was. It isn't the normal wrapping or any like I've ever seen. I'm sure those pegs are under there, and I'd like to inspect the tang and find a makers signature, but it isn't worth it..LOL
shoggoth80 wrote:Hanwei Practical Plus. I am not lnocking it. It served for many years. The target was heavy irrigation tubing, with grass mat and duct tape on the outside. It was made for light targets, and that was a medium to heavy target. So, know your sword.models before indiscriminantly cutting. I turned the broken off portion into a brush knife.
8thsinner wrote:I am sure I am not the only one with one, In fact I know it.
Show them off here for a bit of edge fun.
Here is my preferred sageo. (now lost)
And my current blade. A Musashi Home build. With leather wraps down it...
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