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by froller2
Sat Sep 28, 2013 3:57 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: what is really best?
Replies: 16
Views: 3111

Re: what is really best?

Larnz wrote:Not forgetting of course none of us are ever gonna get a traditional hand made sword outta Japan.... ever :cry:
what do you mean?
by froller2
Thu Sep 26, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: » Handforged Baby Doll Katana «
Replies: 2
Views: 1104

» Handforged Baby Doll Katana «

does anyone have it? and if so what doy you think about it?
and what steel is it
by froller2
Wed Sep 25, 2013 2:34 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: what is really best?
Replies: 16
Views: 3111

Re: what is really best?

It depends, if we take the best of the ancients, and the best of modern, modern would win, if we use the best of ancient, and the worst of modern, traditional would win. The traditional methods used by master blacksmiths would be equal to, or weaker than the strength of modern metallurgy, the trick...
by froller2
Wed Sep 25, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: what is really best?
Replies: 16
Views: 3111

Re: what is really best?

Larnz wrote:Real katanas - made in japan. Mass produced katanas - made in China.
i know that, but the steel we got in katanas now is pretty neat, but is it better than the steel they had in japan 700years ago?
by froller2
Tue Sep 24, 2013 7:44 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: what is really best?
Replies: 16
Views: 3111

what is really best?

so ive heard alot of stories that "real" katanas made by japanese blacksmiths should be alot better than carbonsteel, but is it really? cus 1060 carbon steel is pretty tough.
by froller2
Tue Sep 24, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Sword Forum
Topic: Whats the difference between the Kill Bill swords
Replies: 5
Views: 2442

Re: Whats the difference between the Kill Bill swords

pjm wrote:i have both Bills and Budd deluxe swords, to be honest i think the only difference is you get the dvd showing how they were made, not sure if theres anything else different myself

but they are great swords and love mine to bits
isnt both of them of 1045?
by froller2
Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:27 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: ugh anyone have one of these?
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

Re: ugh anyone have one of these?

Scroll down the main blades uk page its on the left under all the categories. Two incentive things one if you spend over 40 and one if you spend over 80. I got the spring theme kat its surprisingly nice well worth the 55 quid. yea i found it earlier:) and ive pmed lawrence about the steel, if its 1...
by froller2
Mon Sep 23, 2013 4:10 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: ugh anyone have one of these?
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

Re: ugh anyone have one of these?

Lone Wolf wrote:You could get the spring theme katana too which is now onthe 40 quid incentive scheme
could you link me:)?
by froller2
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:34 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: ugh anyone have one of these?
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

Re: ugh anyone have one of these?

Larnz wrote:agreed, Shirasaya. That other sword looks pants.
haha!
by froller2
Sun Sep 22, 2013 7:37 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: ugh anyone have one of these?
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

Re: ugh anyone have one of these?

liquidator96 wrote:I don't own either, but I agree with Lone Wolf, the Shirasaya would be my choice, :D
ahh ok:), well past 4 hours ive found 4 more sword i wanna add in my collection:))
by froller2
Sun Sep 22, 2013 5:54 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: ugh anyone have one of these?
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

Re: ugh anyone have one of these?

Lone Wolf wrote:Well imo tho I don't own either the shirasaya is the better of the two, its probably better made then ichigos sword, it looks like it is.
the one in shirasaya is 1050 HCS tool grade steel
ichigos bankai is 1045
by froller2
Sun Sep 22, 2013 11:52 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: ugh anyone have one of these?
Replies: 13
Views: 2336

ugh anyone have one of these?

i'm currently stuck between the http://www.blades-uk.com/large_pic.php?product_id=2202
and the http://www.blades-uk.com/large_pic.php?product_id=4279, so i was wondering if someone on the forums had one of them?
and what do you think about them:)?
by froller2
Sun Aug 11, 2013 1:02 pm
Forum: Customer Reviews
Topic: fenghuang katana
Replies: 62
Views: 14896

Re: fenghuang katana

and dont say because i told you ive been wrong before some sites i use arnt allways right the main uk importer says its 1045 the manufacturers site says somthing different so who is right??? all i can say for sure its folded steel i emailed Admin2@blades-UK.com and few days later i got an email bac...
by froller2
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:21 pm
Forum: Customer Reviews
Topic: fenghuang katana
Replies: 62
Views: 14896

Re: fenghuang katana

Moon wrote:
froller2 wrote: yea i did clean it and re-oil it (with less oil) oh and do you know if chinese/roman swords needs oiling etc?
All swords need oiling except for stainless steel wall hangers like Mick said.

BTW
I'll ask again...is the 'fenghuang' 1045 or 1060?
1060 folded:)
by froller2
Sat Aug 10, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: Customer Reviews
Topic: fenghuang katana
Replies: 62
Views: 14896

Re: fenghuang katana

Use plain rubbing alcohol (from the chemist, cheap) to remove the oil and yes, Blade Master is correct, that's WAAY too much oil. Clean it off and when you re-apply oil, put it on the cloth, not directly on the blade. Easier to control the amount. My rule of thumb is, if you can see the oil on the ...