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high end chen katanas

Postby Geordie Ross » Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:34 pm

Apart from the fittings and blade geometry, what's the difference between the tori and the orchid, or the kami and the Bushido? They're all the steel grade (K120C folded powder steel) but their prices vary wildly, from $1,000 to $1,800. So what justifies the $800 difference? :|
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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby Lone Wolf » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:18 pm

I really should have got an orchid damn you lot for talking me out of it, they are lovely and I still want one or even better a waki one.

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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby Geordie Ross » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:28 pm

Lol who talked you out of it? I've got the tanto, its ace.
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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby Lone Wolf » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:41 pm

You lot did, get the ppk as an armature you won't notice the difference for the price.

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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby pjm » Mon Apr 08, 2013 9:43 pm

well u wont if ya squint yer eyes a little
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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby Geordie Ross » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:05 pm

If you had the cash I'd recommend the orchid every time. But I can't see the difference between a orchid and a kami that justifies the price difference.
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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby pjm » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:11 pm

i do like the orchid, just googled it for the first time altho iam no keen on the blue saya on the one i looked at
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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby Lone Wolf » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:18 am

It's probably because I said I wanted one with a proper hamon but I can still get the ppk can't get the other one now :cry: I'm sick of all the black saya ones not enough coloured ones I want white, blue and a red one.

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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby gooseman » Tue Apr 09, 2013 11:36 am

Gentlemen
i have the Orchid and i love it. the blue saya is nicer than all the black ones , and yes i was tired of the black ones too! i believe the only diff between orchid and Karmi is the harmono that's engraved on the blade and of course the color.
no production sword i owe has the fit and finish of the orchid,nor the blade quality. the blades on the orchid line are just beautiful to look at, i consider them(i have kat/wac/tanto) my family swords! .
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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby Geordie Ross » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:49 pm

They're a cracking set, but a horimono doesn't really justify the $800 price difference :|
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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby pjm » Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:19 pm

i would love to see a saya done in burr walnut or old oak, i like natural woods
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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby Lone Wolf » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:56 pm

Just buy a shirisaya then.

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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby Big Lazy » Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:57 pm

The orchid is a womans katana, and not just cos the saya is shaped like a dildo :)
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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby Geordie Ross » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:03 pm

Larnz wrote:The orchid is a womans katana, and not just cos the saya is shaped like a dildo :)


Ahahaha! You should see the tanto, I had the same thought when I looked at it.
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Re: high end chen katanas

Postby pjm » Tue Apr 09, 2013 8:13 pm

Lone Wolf wrote:Just buy a shirisaya then.

too plain

burr walnut would be nuts
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