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PostPosted: Mon Sep 19, 2011 8:19 pm 
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Hey everybody Mods i couldn't find this in the search so i thought what the hell.
this is the thread where you can show off you're swords i guess i will be the one to start lol

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Please don't tell me you paid good money for those.
Unless I am mistaken, those have no same wrap, potmetal fittings, no Mekugi (the bamboo pegs that help anchor the tang), etched or worse, wire brushed hamon, no tempering/hardening, and worst yet... rat-tail tangs. Please don't try and cut anything with those. Unless you are really itching for injury. I know I am sounding mean, but those are strictly display items, unless I *really* missed my mark.
If you like the style, there are a number of functional pieces out there that can be had on a budget. Check out Cheness, Hanwei/Paul Chen, Oni Forge, hell, even a Masahiro (bamboo model) makes a good cutting/practice, user blade. Oni Forge makes some really pretty pieces, and Kris Cutlery makes some nice blades (with very simple fittings).

I'll have to dig for a pic of my longsword/waster combo... thought I had it uploaded, but probably got it stored somewhere on a flashdrive.


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Annnnnnndddd lets not shit up this thread. Sword porn is an excellent idea! WIll post pics of my longsword waster.

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Don't really think we need a knife thread and a sword thread.

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Dont feel like taking a good shot yet so Here you can see my sword rack and some swords I am holding.Image

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Guess im going to have to get the camera out and show my swords, I have way to many.

I have 2 cheap katana swords: one is in parts, and the other has the brass guard and dragon head pommel i made. i think you would like it.
The 3rd Katana is a very early made Criswell sword, Got it a long time ago at a local gun show for $180.
I have a marine ceremonial sword that was given to me from my neighbor before he died. Very nice and in good condition.
Have a good cheap ninja sword im converting into a walking stick. Im always having fun with odd projects.
I have Fencing foil, French style, good for practicing.

And an assortment of aluminum practice swords just for fun.

I also have a very good high carbon rapier blade waiting for me to design the hilt i want for it. Cant make up my mind.

So i will have to get to working on taking picks of my swords, and knives and BOB and GHB for the other threads

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Here are some of mine. Most of them are Musashi and Cold Steel, although I do have a Paul Chen Waki in there. IMHO, Musashi is the best pound for pound. Even their economic models ($100 and below) are very strong, sharp, attractive, and all around well made. Most are 1060 High Carbon.

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Hmmm, looks like I'm not the only WMA practitioner on here :D
I will put some pics up as soon as I can get my camera to transfer pics to my pooper.
I have a couple of nice British infantry officers swords made by Mole of Birmingham, and Colins & Son of Exeter.
A British naval officers sword, made by Seagrove & Co. A remake of a 1796 light cavalry sabre, a Hutton sabre, a training smallsword, french foil and the required epee.


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Wasn't trying to shit up the thread. Just trying to communicate that the initial pic contained sword-like objects that were fit for hanging on a wall, or displaying, but not to try and do anything else with. Don't want anyone getting hurt, especially if that person is new to the hobby. I was into Japanese style swords for a while, and I still think they can be works of art, as well as weapons...but have focused more on WMA.


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shoggoth80 wrote:
Please don't tell me you paid good money for those.
Unless I am mistaken, those have no same wrap, potmetal fittings, no Mekugi (the bamboo pegs that help anchor the tang), etched or worse, wire brushed hamon, no tempering/hardening, and worst yet... rat-tail tangs. Please don't try and cut anything with those. Unless you are really itching for injury. I know I am sounding mean, but those are strictly display items, unless I *really* missed my mark.
If you like the style, there are a number of functional pieces out there that can be had on a budget. Check out Cheness, Hanwei/Paul Chen, Oni Forge, hell, even a Masahiro (bamboo model) makes a good cutting/practice, user blade. Oni Forge makes some really pretty pieces, and Kris Cutlery makes some nice blades (with very simple fittings).

I'll have to dig for a pic of my longsword/waster combo... thought I had it uploaded, but probably got it stored somewhere on a flashdrive.



No I know they are practically toys :lol: I just thought I should post them up because i started the thread I got them for about 25 dollars from a weapons vendor in Vermont as a deal to get an Italian stiletto.

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Cool. Just wanted to be sure. I used to participate on a blade forum where stuff like that would come up often, and just wanted to make sure that someone wasn't about to potentially injure themselves in a bad way. $25 isn't bad for something to decorate a place with, if that's your thing. :lol:

However, my advice still stands... if you want a solid working cutter, and don't already own one... there are a lot of decent options out there. That Masahiro "Bamboo" is surprisingly good for a sub-100 dollar sword. Unless the sellers have realized it's underpriced/valued and the prices have changed in the last 5 years.

My swords. Hanwei Tinker line longsword, and a Raven Studios waster.
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And, to prove the Katana does *not* shoot laser beams, and is not the ultimate do all sword.
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-This was after about 5 years of ownership/cutting with it. I got a bit over-confident, and tried to cut a target that was harder than the blade was designed for. Swords are ultimately consumable items. Katana in particular don't flex so well. They *do* slash wonderfully though. Been toying with getting another. But, I could also opt for, oh...a Grosse Messer, or some other smaller Messer variant... because they slash well, and fit right in with the sword-play that I study.
The upper half of the blade was re ground into a general bush/beater knife which was shown elsewhere in this forum section.


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Oh, and I think this deserves a spot. It's a P1907 Bayonet. Often referred to as the "short sword bayonet." This thing doesn't mess around. Too long to be "just a knife" but not as long as some other bladed weapons out there though. This one was cranked out at the Enfield factory January 1916.
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Here's my main heap. Swords and a couple other hacky bashy things. Not including machetes and big knives.

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What is that blacked out sabre?


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My gf's sword, I got it for her one Christmas:

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Scottish basket hilt broadsword by Cold Steel.

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deMaccusweil wrote:
What is that blacked out sabre?


Condor Tool and Knife Bush Cutlass

http://www.knifecenter.com/item/CN35622HC/condor-tool-

Technically a machete but obviously a lot of sword influence to it. The handle molds were actually done from military sabre hilt molds found in the Imacasa factory.


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tstetz wrote:
deMaccusweil wrote:
What is that blacked out sabre?


Condor Tool and Knife Bush Cutlass

http://www.knifecenter.com/item/CN35622HC/condor-tool-

Technically a machete but obviously a lot of sword influence to it. The handle molds were actually done from military sabre hilt molds found in the Imacasa factory.


Cool, the poor mans pirate cutlass

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Yep, pretty much. It's pretty neat. My buddy Joe Flowers designed it for Condor after finding the old sword molds at the factory. This was one of the first preproduction ones. I think the point changed slightly on the production ones and they have leather scabbards with them. Neat stuff and fun to actually use for brush clearing. I just used mine cleaning up the thorn bushes along my tree line recently.


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Hanwei Bastard Sword, which is totally not a Bastard Sword. Still, for the money it's a good cutter, and pretty well built. Best I've seen in it's price range.

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How is this not a bastard sword? It's a bit short, but it is a one or two-handed cruciform sword of between 2 and 4 lbs.


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Aonghus wrote:
How is this not a bastard sword? It's a bit short, but it is a one or two-handed cruciform sword of between 2 and 4 lbs.


I consider a bastard sword two be more like this:

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I would call that Hanwei a two handed sword.

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Compared with what is actually in the Royal Armoury museums both of the last two are a little long in hilt for a proper "bastard" or "hand and a half" sword.

This is a full two handed sword

http://collections.royalarmouries.org/i ... Dt9&pg=120

Typical bastard and one handed swords

http://collections.royalarmouries.org/i ... tIjt9&pg=1

The sword machete up thread is a copy of this

http://collections.royalarmouries.org/i ... Dt9&pg=149

It's a very good website, lot's of blood has been spilled over Britania over the years and involved lots of European influence so you see every type of blade as it actually was at the time, it's eleven hundred years of military history, more if you include the few roman blades. Check out the gallery section of other weapons as well for the weird and wonderful from the last century.


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Outside of the ones that I have ground down for sword swallowing I have some short swords from the southeast.

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FlashDaddy wrote:
My gf's sword, I got it for her one Christmas: Scottish basket hilt broadsword by Cold Steel.


Hey, I have that same sword! I got it for myself for Christmas, by which I mean, during their Christmas sale back in...what was that, 2010?

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It was for charity.

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