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New Katanas

Post by Loz » Fri Jul 13, 2012 3:49 pm

We've added a few new kats to the site today, some real nice ones too. Scroll down - http://www.blades-uk.com/view_items.php ... &start=140

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Re: New Katanas

Post by Geordie Ross » Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:07 pm

There's some stunners in there loz, really like the yakamashi kat, is it clay tempered? Looks a bit like a hamon on it

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Re: New Katanas

Post by the blade master » Fri Jul 13, 2012 9:40 pm

hi lawrence
that yakamashi you have there its the spitting image of one i got of you a couple
of years or so ago which resides on a very nice rack on my bedroom cabinate is
it made by the same manufacturer as the engraving on mine are different to the
new one on the site it has as you can see a dragon on one side of the new blade mine has
a inscription in kanji i belive on one side on the other a religeous symbal of a
fighting weapon used by the samurai if memory serves me right it was about
£188 plus at the time not sure if it was made by musashi or masahiro but it was one
of the better makers at the time

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Re: New Katanas

Post by Geordie Ross » Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:15 pm

Can you see a hamon mick? I could swear I can just about make one out on the close up of the kissaki

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Re: New Katanas

Post by the blade master » Sat Jul 14, 2012 12:18 pm

theres a definate clay tempered harmon on mine and by the looks
of it theres the same on the new version at buks that gose all the
way throughthe kissaki too

tell you what geordie im going to have to get me one of those fenghuang
katanas it,ll be a perfect match for my ryumon carved dragon katana

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Re: New Katanas

Post by Moon » Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:18 pm

Nice sword, shame about the horimono. :|

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Re: New Katanas

Post by the blade master » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:22 pm

ok moon here,s a couple of pics of the designs that have been acid etched on the blade i belive they used some sort of acid resistant
transfer method i.e. the acid ate into the metal where the resist wasnt present just a thought are both designs known as horimono?
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Re: New Katanas

Post by Geordie Ross » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:28 pm

I rather like that fenghuang but the saya is a bit...touristic, the folded dragon katana looks nice too

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Re: New Katanas

Post by the blade master » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:35 pm

actually geordie when you see them close up they dont look half
bad the saya is finished to a very high standard it looks far better
then the touristy crap you get on some kats these days

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Re: New Katanas

Post by Moon » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:46 pm

the blade master wrote:ok moon here,s a couple of pics of the designs that have been acid etched on the blade i belive they used some sort of acid resistant
transfer method i.e. the acid ate into the metal where the resist wasnt present just a thought are both designs known as horimono?
Yes Mick, all designs on the blade like the ones you posted are called horimono. ;)

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Re: New Katanas

Post by the blade master » Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:48 pm

thanks for that moon

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Re: New Katanas

Post by Big Lazy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:19 am

I actually quite like the Sucker Punch katana, cos I'm a bit of a sucker for the movie itself.

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Re: New Katanas

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Jul 16, 2012 12:23 pm

I fancy the tsuka on that, similar to the tori with the brown Ito and black same

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Re: New Katanas

Post by Big Lazy » Mon Jul 16, 2012 3:02 pm

Its clearly not gonna be in the same league as a Chen kat, but if you class it as a wall hanger its possibly a very nice item indeed. Have I ever mentioned how much I loved that film?

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Re: New Katanas

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:35 pm

It seems better than a wall hanger but too nice to chop stuff up with, wish there was a close up of the engraving as its at a seriously tempting price
Ps I thought the movie was alright, not as good as the previews said but baby doll was mmmmmhmmm :bestemoticonEVER:

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