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by Moon
Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Importing a sword from the States
Replies: 11
Views: 2603

Re: Importing a sword from the States

vjanda wrote: When I phoned them they said it's in a long queue waiting to be assessed for legality.
That's BS, the only restriction on fixed blades is that they must not be over 50cm from tip to handle if the blade is curved.
by Moon
Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:50 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Best value for money functional katanas available in the UK
Replies: 22
Views: 4847

Re: Best value for money functional katanas available in the

Just for the record, Marc Kaden Ridgeway, the 'Super Moderator' who does many reviews on SBG forum these days has his own site selling the Ronin range of katana so he's hardly likely to ever post anything but great stuff about the swords that he sells, is he? :| Same goes for other US retailers who ...
by Moon
Mon Apr 28, 2014 4:50 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Best value for money functional katanas available in the UK
Replies: 22
Views: 4847

Re: Best value for money functional katanas available in the

Damn, I keep looking at the Ronin Dojo Pro again and again :| Buy it then! It's my experience on this and other forums that no matter what advice is given, a potential purchaser will get what they think is the best anyway and as you don't appear to have had any formal training in Iaido/Iaijutsu/Ken...
by Moon
Wed Apr 23, 2014 12:03 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Professional Viking Sword
Replies: 5
Views: 1472

Re: Professional Viking Sword

Welcome to the forum 'Nix'.
The only Admin' who can give specifics is Loz (Lawrence, the owner of blades-uk.com) as nobody else here works for B-UK, there's a chance that somebody else will have one of course but your best bet is to phone. ;)
by Moon
Mon Apr 21, 2014 9:20 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Which Japanese kabuto and mempo?
Replies: 34
Views: 4860

Re: Which Japanese kabuto and mempo?

Big Lazy wrote:So far it seems the first one is the winner. What do you guys think of the dull black (supposedly aged) look?
I like the contrast in the finish of the kabuto and mempo personally - makes it look more traditional IMHO.


I wonder why they all have a grey moustache like mine. :mrgreen:
by Moon
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:44 pm
Forum: Customer Reviews
Topic: My Bushido Daisho
Replies: 8
Views: 1913

Re: My Bushido Daisho

Looking good Larn, I like it. ;)
by Moon
Sun Apr 20, 2014 8:42 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Which Japanese kabuto and mempo?
Replies: 34
Views: 4860

Re: Which Japanese kabuto and mempo?

I like all of them but prefer the top one for some reason.
by Moon
Sat Apr 12, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: Allow me to pick your brains....
Replies: 8
Views: 1171

Re: Allow me to pick your brains....

Katana wa Bushi no tamashii (The Sword Is the Soul of the Samurai) for starters but I'm sure that somebody will find something better or more to your liking, it's from...
"The sword is the soul of the Samurai, he who loses or forgets it shall not be forgiven" - Tokugawa Ieyasu.
by Moon
Mon Mar 31, 2014 4:19 pm
Forum: Customer Reviews
Topic: CRKT Hammond Cruiser (Desert)
Replies: 4
Views: 1507

Re: CRKT Hammond Cruiser (Desert)

Possibly the best value for money folder on the market. ;)
by Moon
Sun Mar 23, 2014 2:14 pm
Forum: Advice & Questions
Topic: My father's blades, now mine.
Replies: 2
Views: 827

Re: My father's blades, now mine.

J. B. Johnstone Dublin & London was/is? a retailer of military swords and uniforms etc. established in 1923 so you are correct in saying it's an Officer's dress sword supplied post-1923, the proof slug may tell more but I won't be able to help with that. 233 Holborn Road was/is? the premises of Will...
by Moon
Sun Feb 23, 2014 11:05 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favourites & Preferences.
Replies: 30
Views: 4597

Re: Favourites & Preferences.

makes sence to me somewhat now a question moon when someone mentions a butcher knife this is what comes to mind to me do you think its possible this is what they were describing in the early 1830,s or something like this http://i674.photobucket.com/albums/vv103/michael-seabright/untitled_zps04e02a1...
by Moon
Sun Feb 23, 2014 1:09 am
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favourites & Preferences.
Replies: 30
Views: 4597

Re: Favourites & Preferences.

aye a mystery it is but it sure has gained a helluva following thats for sure Bit like a religion with a billion worshipers where none of them know what their god looks like. :D I came across this when my interest in Jim and Rezin Bowie was perked again by this thread... http://i578.photobucket.com...
by Moon
Fri Feb 21, 2014 11:31 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favourites & Preferences.
Replies: 30
Views: 4597

Re: Favourites & Preferences.

yes j ive read a fair piece about the bowie history how there was a mad rush by folks to buy bowie knives after the sandbar fight makes real interesting reading pity the real bowie dissapered after the Alamo as nobody really knows what it looked like wonder if it was like the one raisin passed/sold...
by Moon
Fri Feb 21, 2014 5:45 pm
Forum: General Chat
Topic: Favourites & Preferences.
Replies: 30
Views: 4597

Re: Favourites & Preferences.

hi moon has your white hunter ever been used as it looks too nice and shiney to have seen any use mick I've used it quite a lot Mick, the blade has tiny scratches over it right now but they'll come out with a little polishing compound and a lot of elbow grease, they don't come with a highly polishe...