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Kaeru katana

Postby Moon » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:02 pm

Not really worth starting a new thread I suppose because it's out of stock at CAS Iberia but it's a tad different to the normal high end Hanwei with a tighter hada and without their bog standard Notare hamon.
The link doesn't do it any justice at all but there is a great review online which is easy to find. ;)

http://www.cashanwei.com/prod_Detail.as ... ru%20(Frog)%20Katana

It's pricey but Ross will want one I expect. :D
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Postby Geordie Ross » Wed Aug 01, 2012 9:42 pm

It......will......be mine!!!!! :-x
That's one he'll of a kat, will be a very nice centre piece, knocking the tori off it's perch haha
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Re: Kaeru katana

Postby the blade master » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:10 am

allready got mine hey geordie why are you allways playing catchup :D
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Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Aug 02, 2012 2:19 am

Seriously???!! Is it for sale? :D
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Re: Kaeru katana

Postby the blade master » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:40 am

gotcha lols
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Re: Kaeru katana

Postby Mellony » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:53 am

Been keeping an eye on this for a while now, awfully tempted, if Loz did get some in i think i'd have to get one also.

Right now as it stands, my flagship peices are the Elite Tiger & Limited Edition Momo- both are fantastic - and are on my "things to grab if there is a fire" list - Especially the tiger.

Would the Kaeru live up to the tiger?

In Aesthetics i'd say the Kaeru would take the lead (especially as they've kept the folding subtle - tired of seeing kats that try looking like damascusesque monstrosities & I am a sucker for a bo-hi), but the tiger just has something about it that i can’t quite put my finger on - gives it an edge - might have something to do with it's 41" length - i dunno - i'll really need to get my hands on the Kaeru to decide.

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Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:00 pm

Damn you mick, ill get you back :-x i had my hopes up for it as i litterally cant find one for sale on earth!
I'm not sure how they would compare but the kaeru looks serious, very impressive from the reviews, only problem is it looks rather BOLD so to speak, the tiger elite is alot more, elegant and conserved so to speak and the momo is cracking! But I am determined to get that kaeru now, thanks moon you've give me the katana big again :roll:
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Re: Kaeru katana

Postby Moon » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:04 pm

I thought you'd like it Ross. ;)

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This is a Tiger, well the blade and saya is anyway. :D

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Re: Kaeru katana

Postby Mellony » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:06 pm

Moon wrote:I thought you'd like it Ross. ;)

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This is a Tiger, well the blade and saya is anyway. :D


I know, i have one :p - that's my whole point :mrgreen:
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Re: Kaeru katana

Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Aug 02, 2012 1:08 pm

Lol moon do you adapt you blades yourself? And also what would be the two katanas you would rescue from a house fire (heavean forbid)
Ps is there any retailers selling the kaeru?
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Re: Kaeru katana

Postby Moon » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:36 pm

Geordie Ross wrote:Lol moon do you adapt you blades yourself?

Nah, that Tiger was done by a pro' in the USA and I don't have it now :cry: I sold it before the first ban came into force when it would have been illegal to offer it for sale and then the prats changed the law. :evil:

Geordie Ross wrote:And also what would be the two katanas you would rescue from a house fire (heavean forbid)

Depends whose house it is. :mrgreen:

Geordie Ross wrote:Ps is there any retailers selling the kaeru?

There are some US retailers who are listing them at $1700 but whether they have them in stock is anybody's guess.
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Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Aug 02, 2012 9:57 pm

Ahh that's got to feel like a punch in the bollox lol those tigers are expensive too, and it depends what house your favourite kats are in lol nd that's like £1k + shipping? I'd rather save and get the paper crane for that price lol
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Re: Kaeru katana

Postby Moon » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:10 pm

Geordie Ross wrote:Ahh that's got to feel like a punch in the bollox lol those tigers are expensive too, and it depends what house your favourite kats are in lol nd that's like £1k + shipping? I'd rather save and get the paper crane for that price lol

Aye, around £1100 plus shipping, VAT, Duty and handling charge = approx. £1450 minimum and no customer service...just imagine the aggro if the sword wasn't up to scratch and it had to be sent back and then explain to Customs that you've already paid the VAT etc. once, when and if you get a replacement...sod that.
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Re: Kaeru katana

Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Aug 02, 2012 10:23 pm

Yea, it really needs a British retailer *cough* loz get em in please! *cough* :|
And what's a paper crane cost? Like 1.5k?
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