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First katana

Postby Jtdsx » Thu Feb 23, 2012 6:57 pm

Can anyone recommend me a good functional katana (budget of about £100)
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Re: First katana

Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Feb 23, 2012 8:17 pm

The autumn bamboo folded steel katana is probably the best in that price range, it's fully functional and very pretty with brilliant patterns on the steel, great for back garden Tameshigiri!
il put some pics up for u as the ones on blades uk do it no favors
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Re: First katana

Postby Jtdsx » Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:50 pm

What's the momo like?
I've asked this before but no one seemed to know and James's review didn't cover much.
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Re: First katana

Postby jamesb0551 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:03 pm

What did you want to know that I didn't cover?
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Re: First katana

Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:05 pm

But what do you mean by "what's it like?" Do you mean performance or what? I would say traditionally the folded steel would be stronger as the folding process gives it an even carbon content? But modern steel also has a even carbon content. And they are both full tang, so it's a choice of clear steel with a hamon, or folded steel with bloodgrove and no hamon
+ differences in in the fittings
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Re: First katana

Postby Jtdsx » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:10 pm

James said he wasn't going to use his for tameshigiri so obviously thae swords cutting performance wasn't reviewed
All I really want to know is do they cut the same?
And I didn't mean to insult your reviewing skills James :)

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Re: First katana

Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:17 pm

Lol yea they will probably both cut the same :)
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Re: First katana

Postby Jtdsx » Thu Feb 23, 2012 10:22 pm

Thanks for everyone's fast responses.
I'm gona sleep on it and probably order the momo but if I can find another £30 the steel looks amazing on the bamboo.

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Re: First katana

Postby jamesb0551 » Thu Feb 23, 2012 11:28 pm

if it tamashagiri then do yourself a favour save up and get one by paul chen.

and dont worry about it we should all know our limits and swords arent my forte
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Re: First katana

Postby Jtdsx » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:07 am

I would but I can't justifie it.
I've got to save up for a car and since I'm not too serious about test cutting and only want to do it occasionally I think the momo will be fine.
Once I've got my car though il save up for a practical plus most likely.
Also I'm not too keen on the simplistic styles of the Chen range that I can actualy afford
Thanks for the imput though.

Josh

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Re: First katana

Postby Jtdsx » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:44 pm

Hey I ordered the momo and I just need to know will it come with oil to apply or do I need to buy my own?
Also is RENAISSANCE wax a good idea?

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Re: First katana

Postby Geordie Ross » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:56 pm

Yes you get a free maintain kit, it has packing oil when you get it, it's really thick and sticky so you will need a few sheets of kitchen roll to get that off, then oil it up with the oil you get with the free maintanance kit. Personally I use ren wax for everything, it's give a nice glassy finish AND protects it from rust!! It's ace
Ps if you going to use it for cutting, I'd say buy the lansky mini sharpener aswell, use it with care as you may scratch the hamon
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Re: First katana

Postby Jtdsx » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:02 pm

I don't want to ruin the sword by sharpening it wrong are there any tutorials on using the lanskey?
How much is the sharpener an ren wax?
Sorry to ask so many questions but this is my first time buying a sword that's not just a practice one for iaido!

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Re: First katana

Postby Geordie Ross » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:07 pm

They are the most simple sharpeners ever created, and that's not a overstatement, the ren wax and sharpener together are around £12+p&p? check google for a tutorial it's ridiculously easy with instant results, takes me 2 swipes to sharpen my raptor
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Re: First katana

Postby Jtdsx » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:27 pm

Cheapest I could find ren wax for was here and it was about £7 you know anywhere cheaper to buy it?
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