Koto no longer forging swords (edit - yes we are!)

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Koto no longer forging swords (edit - yes we are!)

Postby Big Lazy » Fri Nov 08, 2013 1:41 am

So I've heard
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Re: Koto no longer forging swords

Postby Loz » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:53 am

dunno where you heard that, BUK took over management of koto in June and we are definitely still forging swords, thousands in stock with a new order for early 2014
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Re: Koto no longer forging swords (edit - yes we are!)

Postby Big Lazy » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:05 pm

Have you? Thats awesome. I read it on a rival site. Dunno Why they haven't been made aware of this though.
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Re: Koto no longer forging swords (edit - yes we are!)

Postby Geordie Ross » Sun Nov 10, 2013 8:15 pm

Does that mean we can order bespoke swords? :mrgreen:
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Re: Koto no longer forging swords (edit - yes we are!)

Postby the blade master » Sun Nov 10, 2013 9:23 pm

you mean you havnt allready
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Re: Koto no longer forging swords (edit - yes we are!)

Postby Mellony » Sun Nov 10, 2013 11:52 pm

the blade master wrote:you mean you havnt allready


Given BUK's control of Koto now, if we really can request bespoke pieces that would be awesome, as I've mentioned in the past, I would give my left nut for a Kilij - especially one made is the late 16th century styles, I.e. A large pronounced Yalman & ornate housing in gold and silver, forged in crucible steel (pattern welded of course) - a lot like the 3rd one down on this picture:

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Are 1-off requests really a possibility Mick? (Do you know something we don't?)

Oh, and a Yari would also be on my list!
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Re: Koto no longer forging swords (edit - yes we are!)

Postby Geordie Ross » Mon Nov 11, 2013 12:37 am

I'd like a two handed falchion with an a-symmetrical blood groove, leather wrapped wooden sheath, ergonomic redwood handle and a hamon. ;)
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Re: Koto no longer forging swords (edit - yes we are!)

Postby Loz » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:48 pm

LArnz - koto swords dissapeared overnight from the old distributor, if the shop hasn't called to ask what's going on then they won't be aware, most dealers are and we're supplying several directly already.

As for bespoke swords. Shortly I will find sometime to sit down with my big ass catalogue and pick out some new toys, We can mix and match fittings and set the spec of each sword, change sayas, add decorative features but the basic design has to be on their books. I'll make sure I get some input from you all nearer the time on what style of swords and which tsuba/features you would like to see.
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Re: Koto no longer forging swords (edit - yes we are!)

Postby Lone Wolf » Wed Nov 13, 2013 9:35 pm

cool any chance of some high quality wakisahis theres not enough of them on the market.


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