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what to buy

Post by Lone Wolf » Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:36 pm

I've got 45 quid of xmas cash and my birthday is coming up.

Should I spend my cash on a wakizashi or something else, I have my beloved practical plus katana, folded tachi and shirasaya oh and a folded dragon tanto. So I've now got it in my head to have a display of every different type of japanese sword.

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Re: what to buy

Post by the blade master » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:27 pm

hi lonewolf
best get a wakasashi but theres some cracking tanto,s out there
especialy the gold coloured one which ive got coming friday ill have
a hunt around on buks and see if theres owt decent for you it would help
if you would be a little more specific as to what your really after
mick

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Re: what to buy

Post by Lone Wolf » Thu Jan 03, 2013 1:50 pm

Well I've been eyeing up the hanwei practical wakizashi, odachi katana, ninja-to akiko, stealth or hanwei or three monkeys or maybe even the bushido hanwei wakizashis but I doubt i'll get that much, me thinks I will be ending up with around 100 quid and add a bit on top.

Dragon, fenghuangeng or bronze katana are also a consideration.

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Re: what to buy

Post by the blade master » Thu Jan 03, 2013 3:41 pm

hi lonewolf
if you have the money certanley go for the fenghuan (golden pheonix)
now you say the bronze kayana if its the gold coloured one grab that one too
if the price is right you,ll not get anything better for the money the koto dragon
katana is one to concider too as for the others you have mentioned im not sure about them
the chens are first class items but personaly i,d go for the first three ive mentioned as i own
the first three i cant recommend them enough to any one the fenghuan is more than worth the
money as it started out at £145.00
mick

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Re: what to buy

Post by Geordie Ross » Thu Jan 03, 2013 4:33 pm

I agree with mick, I'd prefer the bronze katana personally, the few extra quid may be hard to muster but its worth it.

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Re: what to buy

Post by Dotanuki2K » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:15 pm

I would buy the practical wakizashi.
It would give you a fine daisho display, and complete your basic one of each example you are looking for.
You can lay out some interesting displays with this added to your current collection.
You already have the collector's bug, complete your basic look, then it will be easier to add others to your collection once your basic look is complete.
I see by your avatar you are Lone wolf fan. I also am a fan. I have all 28 volumes of the Lone Wolf and Cub Saga. Plus also all of the movies. I also have the other companion stories written in the same timeline as Lone Wolf, all written by Kazuo Koike & Goseki Kojima written in the same format. The Samurai Executioner series (my favorite) all ten volumes plus the Hattori Hanzo series. It took me many years to finally aquire all these books since I first fell in love with this story back '73' when I first seen "Lightning Swords of Death" at the Kung Fu Cinemas.

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Re: what to buy

Post by the blade master » Thu Jan 03, 2013 9:45 pm

you know dot with you and lone wolf having such similar tastes
looks like you,ll both get on real well cheers guys
mick

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Re: what to buy

Post by Lone Wolf » Sat Jan 05, 2013 1:13 pm

I got all the books and 70s films too and most of the tv show, I haven't gotten round to getting samurai executioner yet, I really want the original zatoichi series of films and tv show.

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Re: what to buy

Post by the blade master » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:09 pm

if you go to utube and find the right bits you can find the full versions
and download them from there then burn them to a dvd get most of my films
that way

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Re: what to buy

Post by liquidator96 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 3:35 pm

I'm a fan also, but I only have Shogun Assassin & a torrented graphic novel collection, I loved the film when I first watched it back in 1980, just before the famous 'Video Nasty Ban', although most of the banned movies weren't 'nasty', 'I Spit On Your Grave' was one worst films I have ever had the misfortune to endure, it ranks right up there with 'The Tellytubbys' for horrible experiences never to be repeated!

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Re: what to buy

Post by the blade master » Sat Jan 05, 2013 4:15 pm

cmon liquidater you watched the teletubbies and dare come here and tell us about it
man that takes real cohones :> :>

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Re: what to buy

Post by liquidator96 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 6:51 pm

I had to endure several minutes of the horror that is the Tellytubbys when visiting a friend who had small children...........I still have nightmares! :|

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Re: what to buy

Post by the blade master » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:33 pm

you poor sod my deepest sympathys my friend

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Re: what to buy

Post by liquidator96 » Sat Jan 05, 2013 8:42 pm

ROFL!

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Re: what to buy

Post by Dotanuki2K » Sat Jan 05, 2013 11:19 pm

Tellytubbies, LOL.
You know in the U.S. many christian groups wanted to have the Tellytubbies banned here, because they thought they were homosexual! True, not joking!
Talk about cultural differences. LOL!

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