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by Moon
Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Feedback & Suggestions
Topic: Folded Dragon Katana (21) vs Paul Chen PPK
Replies: 2
Views: 1260

Re: Folded Dragon Katana (21) vs Paul Chen PPK

No contest IMO. :|

The PPK definitely does not disappoint, it's been going for yonks and is still highly regarded at it's price point, the only problem you may have is that you'll probably want the whole Chen range of katana too...that's not a bad thing though. ;)
by Moon
Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:39 pm
Forum: Sword Forum
Topic: Origin of hanwei swords and japanese makes
Replies: 30
Views: 5658

Re: Origin of hanwei swords and japanese makes

Cross me off the list Mick, according to a few 'death timers', I croaked a few years ago. :|
by Moon
Fri Sep 12, 2014 12:07 am
Forum: Sword Forum
Topic: Origin of hanwei swords and japanese makes
Replies: 30
Views: 5658

Re: Origin of hanwei swords and japanese makes

unless you happen to turn up the one that's dissaperead during ww2 that's supposedly worth milions of dollars supposedly taken to America by a us marine what a supprise that's going to be for someone if it ever turns up again C'mon Mick, we know you've this one stashed. :D http://www.sydneytokenkai...
by Moon
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:51 pm
Forum: Sword Forum
Topic: Origin of hanwei swords and japanese makes
Replies: 30
Views: 5658

Re: Origin of hanwei swords and japanese makes

Jagchester wrote:....... Ah except if you live in America and happen to stumble across a priceless piece in a yard sale for $50
Hence - "seldom do you get more" - I suppose. ;)
by Moon
Thu Sep 11, 2014 10:48 pm
Forum: Sword Forum
Topic: Nodachi
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Re: Nodachi

Hi Moon, Thanks for the input how were you able to deduce that? Cheers, Jag The hada is all wrong, it's far too 'loose' and exaggerated, akin to what is commonly but mistakenly called 'Damascus' these days, Japanese hada in this particular style (Mokume) is much tighter and more subdued. There does...
by Moon
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:21 pm
Forum: Sword Forum
Topic: Nodachi
Replies: 14
Views: 3001

Re: Nodachi

Jagchester wrote:Thanks for looking guys - if you need any specific pics let me know and I'll put them up here. (I know the last ones a fail!)

Jag
The only thing I can state about this sword with any certainty is that it was not made in Japan.
by Moon
Thu Sep 11, 2014 1:11 pm
Forum: Sword Forum
Topic: Origin of hanwei swords and japanese makes
Replies: 30
Views: 5658

Re: Origin of hanwei swords and japanese makes

Thanks for the response. Thats very interesting! Loyalty to Japan is amazing It's not a case of "Loyalty to Japan", to-shi (swordsmiths) have to be licensed and their work certified and registered just like guns, forging blades outside the country would disqualify them from forging shinsakuto (new ...
by Moon
Sat Aug 30, 2014 11:57 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: what oil to use on The Outback?
Replies: 33
Views: 5306

Re: what oil to use on The Outback?

liquidator96 wrote:I thought it was a Politician until I saw the nail............. ;)
:D Nice one Dave. :D
by Moon
Tue Aug 26, 2014 12:10 am
Forum: Sword Collectors Chat
Topic: Engraved brass plaque finally arrives
Replies: 9
Views: 2176

Re: Engraved brass plaque finally arrives

Daisho As already mentioned, a daisho (lit. "big/small") is the katana/wakizashi or katana/tanto pair that was one of the outer attributes of the samurai. Most daisho were mounted en suite, but actually any combination of a short and a long sword is considered a daisho; and it is either a wakizashi...
by Moon
Sun Aug 24, 2014 10:46 pm
Forum: Sword Collectors Chat
Topic: Engraved brass plaque finally arrives
Replies: 9
Views: 2176

Re: Engraved brass plaque finally arrives

Very nice, a plaque that anyone would be proud of. ;)
by Moon
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:42 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: what oil to use on The Outback?
Replies: 33
Views: 5306

Re: what oil to use on The Outback?

Exactly! a little brass lock bar at the base to unlock/lock the handles, oh happy days......now ruined by idiots who think they know whats best for us, how I detest Politicians! :GG Allo Dave. :D I had one similar to this with a brass lock bar years ago... http://www.pbase.com/balisong/image/100945...
by Moon
Tue Aug 12, 2014 12:18 pm
Forum: Blades UK Forum
Topic: Delivery to ireland
Replies: 2
Views: 1541

Re: Delivery to ireland

The Law in Ireland appears to be very similar to the UK - best check with the Department of Justice & Equality. ;) http://www.justice.ie/en/JELR/Pages/Firearms_and_Ammunition_FAQ 14. What are Offensive Weapons? Certain weapons have been listed as offensive weapons. These include flick-knives, knuckl...
by Moon
Sat May 24, 2014 10:20 pm
Forum: Sword Collectors Chat
Topic: Coming soon to my collection..... Tiger Elite Katata
Replies: 7
Views: 1669

Re: Coming soon to my collection..... Tiger Elite Katata

Dont get me started on politics, I could be here all day raving about it (anyone that has me on facebook knows this already lol) Proud to be British, ashamed of my Government. #torybritain Same here, I have the dubious honour of having the most complaints to Admin' about my posts on our County Coun...
by Moon
Sat May 17, 2014 9:18 pm
Forum: Customer Reviews
Topic: Koto Tsuba
Replies: 10
Views: 2220

Re: Koto Tsuba

its a good 3mm thicker than a standard tsuaba around the hole, and around 6mm bigger overall due to the raised characters. Being upside down would really look pretty daft too. Pretty sure its just for display. I like it even though it is just for display with those dimensions, it's not really upsid...
by Moon
Sat May 17, 2014 12:39 am
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Which Japanese kabuto and mempo?
Replies: 34
Views: 4864

Re: Which Japanese kabuto and mempo?

Big Lazy wrote:It's arrived and its a beauty for damn sure. Now I gotta pick out a suitable place to display it.
Yes Sir, congratz on a great addition to your fine collection.
It's way in front of all the pics I've seen on retailer's sites - I'm really impressed and that doesn't happen very often. ;)