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Best Xmas gift ever

Postby Geordie Ross » Wed Dec 26, 2012 8:08 pm

I got this beautiful book on katanas, very informative and has some cracking swords in it, it's a good read and I recommend it highly!

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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby liquidator96 » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:08 pm

Very nice, :D

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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby the blade master » Wed Dec 26, 2012 9:19 pm

a few tit bits would be in order geordie oh before i forget the a film on utube called ironclad (not ironclads which is a diferent story alltoghter) it shows how a long sword
is used to its best where some poor sod is cut clean in two from head to toe (bet that cured his headache ouch well worth watching its about king john and what happened just
after the battle of runnymead and the signing of the magna carta and johns attempt at trying to get out of it watch it for sure
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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby Big Lazy » Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:40 pm

Is that the one where they lop off the hands and feet and then catapult them at the castle wall? Loverly :mrgreen:
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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby Moon » Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:18 pm

Geordie Ross wrote:I got this beautiful book on katanas, very informative and has some cracking swords in it, it's a good read and I recommend it highly!

Great prezzie Ross. ;)
Paul Martin has his own site and forum, he's also a regular contributor on 'The Nihonto Message Board' and many of his articles can be found on SFI etc.
He's not a competitor to Blades-UK as he only sells swords made in Japan so I don't believe this link contravenes forum rules...
http://www.thejapanesesword.com/
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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Dec 27, 2012 12:54 am

It's a great book, it shows all the different blade "styles" and describes in detail the differences between the raptor katanas blade types, only problem is I can't see anything regarding lamination methods, and since I got the soshu kitae katana I'm enthusiastic regarding lamination methods haha
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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby the blade master » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:18 am

Is that the one where they lop off the hands and feet and then catapult them at the castle wall? Loverly :mrgreen:

aye thats the one reminds me of a bug splatting on a car windscreen
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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby Geordie Ross » Thu Dec 27, 2012 6:03 pm

Moon wrote:
Geordie Ross wrote:I got this beautiful book on katanas, very informative and has some cracking swords in it, it's a good read and I recommend it highly!

Great prezzie Ross. ;)
Paul Martin has his own site and forum, he's also a regular contributor on 'The Nihonto Message Board' and many of his articles can be found on SFI etc.
He's not a competitor to Blades-UK as he only sells swords made in Japan so I don't believe this link contravenes forum rules...
http://www.thejapanesesword.com/


Ahh I see, that's quite cool, it only notes him as a translator but does give some background info as to what he has done, he seems well qualified to write his own book. But the author is nobuo nakahara,
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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby Lone Wolf » Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:40 pm

I was looking at that on amazon a few weeks back does it have lots of pretty pictures in it?

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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby Geordie Ross » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:02 pm

Like you wouldn't believe, it has some of the finest genuine Japanese antique swords, the front cover is a 15th century wakisashi by hiromasa, I stare at it all day in awe lol and unbridled lust :mrgreen:
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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby Lone Wolf » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:32 pm

All colour?

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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby Geordie Ross » Mon Dec 31, 2012 5:30 pm

Black and white, brings out the had a grain in more detail. What good would viewing steel be in colour? Lol kind of like this

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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby Lone Wolf » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:40 am

Not gotbig glossy pictures of whole fancy swords then.

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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby Moon » Fri Jan 11, 2013 9:44 pm

Lone Wolf wrote:Not gotbig glossy pictures of whole fancy swords then.

Meh, big glossy pics = less detail just like colour as Ross said but I'll bet that bobO will be happy send you some, they won't be of blades of course.

Keep your eye on that one Ms Wolf, he's a bugger for the women. ;)
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Re: Best Xmas gift ever

Postby Dotanuki2K » Fri Jan 11, 2013 10:00 pm

Moon wrote:
Lone Wolf wrote:Not gotbig glossy pictures of whole fancy swords then.

Meh, big glossy pics = less detail just like colour as Ross said but I'll bet that bobO will be happy send you some, they won't be of blades of course.

Keep your eye on that one Ms Wolf, he's a bugger for the women. ;)


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