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by Mongolianfriend
Sat Dec 15, 2007 4:58 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: The new law and what it means to you
Replies: 148
Views: 36829

friends and colleages who know me have been getting themselves in a flap because they saw the recent news on the ban and know I have a collection . I havent been following the developements for a while due to it being pretty impossible to tract down facts. I have read through these links today to fi...
by Mongolianfriend
Fri Mar 09, 2007 9:50 pm
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Updated Hanwei Line
Replies: 8
Views: 4409

Practical Viking

It's alot of work if you were to attempt to put an edge on the `pratical viking`, has a thick edge. Also the tip of the blade is very rounded. To get an authentic shape to it is very limited as it would bring you too close to the fuller and may look odd and not very `Viking` like. I had the same ide...
by Mongolianfriend
Thu Mar 08, 2007 12:05 am
Forum: Latest News
Topic: Updated Hanwei Line
Replies: 8
Views: 4409

I agree

I am of the same mind as you Blackbird, I use alot of the Chen stuff for quality starter pieces. I am someone who prides myself on having something unique and I will always have to change or modify a sword to personalise it. Great fun.
by Mongolianfriend
Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Chen Practical Ninja sword
Replies: 9
Views: 2011

customising

Is it really worth all that effort? Yes! If you are practical with your hands it is very satisfying customising your sword in the knowledge that your sword will be unique from the standard generation models. It can take hours though, making you realise the price for Chen swords are a bargain consid...
by Mongolianfriend
Wed Aug 10, 2005 12:13 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: PAUL CHEN SWORD QUESTION
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

I found a link on these forums some time ago that gave the history of Paul Chen. Can't think where I saw it now. BUt his interest in swords started from childhood. Made his own replica historic swords for his own interests. Conveniently owned a metal working company and put it to good use! It would ...
by Mongolianfriend
Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:02 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: PAUL CHEN SWORD QUESTION
Replies: 5
Views: 1526

Hand made?

I agree with the comments `hand made ` yes and no. After spending hours trying to customise existing swords and make new blades and fittings I have concluded that Chen swords are a bargain! THe fact that they can offer these swords at affordable prices (with the help of my loans and overdraught!) is...
by Mongolianfriend
Sat Feb 26, 2005 11:59 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Kendo Armour
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

kendo armour

Thanks again. Not qite ready to order yet. everything always comes down to money and priorities. I love all my Chen swords that have been bought from Bukover the years but I am still paying off the overdraught from this. Damn that` Last Samurai `film . The cause of all temptation to get `must have` ...
by Mongolianfriend
Sat Feb 26, 2005 1:31 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Kendo Armour
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

kendo armour

Thats good news, I'm 5` 10" about medium/large build 36" waist. It would be great if if it does fit as yours is the best price I've seen for a brand new kit.
by Mongolianfriend
Sat Feb 26, 2005 12:51 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Kendo Armour
Replies: 4
Views: 1102

Kendo Armour

I love the look of Kendo armour. Not a practitioner .want to one day.Like to get the armour so as to display it with my katanas around it. But I would want to know that the armour was functional. Buk state the size as large here. Some kendo sites are very specific in sizings . How important does thi...
by Mongolianfriend
Mon Nov 01, 2004 9:24 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: pk
Replies: 39
Views: 8243

Plain old pk

The most beautiful thing about the PK is it's plain simplicity. The glitsy ones don't do anything for me. For the price you cannot find fault with it. Unless your gifted with craft skills you cannot customise it. But you do have the reasurance of a pegged and glued bloody strong tsuka .
by Mongolianfriend
Tue Oct 19, 2004 1:23 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: PPK vs PC Tai Ci
Replies: 15
Views: 3884

Depends what you want the sword to do . The Tai Chi Sword is very quick, but I would imagine It's more designed for light thrusting and slashing as it's quite flexible and not for the battle field and breaking through armour. Whereas the katanas ..Yahoo. These are the babies. Haven't owned the PPK b...
by Mongolianfriend
Thu Oct 14, 2004 11:07 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Banshee Cutting Sword
Replies: 10
Views: 2833

bent tai chi sword

It is very flexible and springy about a third of the lenght of the blade and would flex alot when stabing cardbourd. It would stab through nicely if you got it just right. This is on thick cardbourd Washing machine type boxes. It was cutting quite well straight down when I must of done a cakhanded o...
by Mongolianfriend
Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:50 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Banshee Cutting Sword
Replies: 10
Views: 2833

epoxy

I don't even know what epoxy is but it's bloody good! I could never get on with the practical tai chi sword handle so did a custom job. I had to butcher the original handle to get it off because it was so well fixed. Well done Paul Chen for doing a thorough job. Although I did manage to buckle the b...
by Mongolianfriend
Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:26 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Banshee Cutting Sword
Replies: 10
Views: 2833

Thanks for the discription of the Banshee Knifelover. It's cleared up some questions for me . I can't afford the PC naginata so was thinking of making one out of a banshee blade but from your discription of the handle construction I would have to distroy it to get it off. This project will require a...
by Mongolianfriend
Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:12 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Looking for a good Wakizashi.....what do you recommend?
Replies: 9
Views: 2609

PW

PW is a good sword. handles realy nice . Mine came pretty sharp. I don't think it will be a perfect match though for your PK(but close) as yours is probably the latest model with the leather wrap and antiqued tsuba. I imagine though that Paul Chen will release the latest generation PW some day for a...