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new blade being commisioned by me.

Post by wtf? » Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:52 pm

thought people might be interested.... trying to get a new blade made up. a cable welded blade, with a spring-like temper. their made to be supremely strong. the blade is meant to be a "exact" replica of this blade.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/G ... k7_ezr.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/G ... k4_ezr.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/G ... k1_ezr.jpg

the tsuba will be this one....
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/G ... 14_big.jpg

with black same, and black tsuka ito... same menuki...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/G ... word3b.jpg

same saya...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/G ... word1b.jpg

this Habaki...
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/G ... habaki.jpg
but in brass, powder coated in black, and the file marks added afterwards, and a lot deeper to give a 2 tone effect. kinda like streaking rain.

with Fuchi and Kashira to be decided on.
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Post by Big Lazy » Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:59 pm

looks very interesting, keep us updated on this project please dude
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Post by wtf? » Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:10 pm

actually... better idea of the habaki would be mixing these 2 concepts....

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/G ... Habaki.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v66/G ... Habaki.jpg

with the above image.... think "driving rain, or hail against a midnight sky"
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Im not sure what weapons will be used to fight WWIII, but i know that WWIV will be waged with wooden sticks.

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Post by Barry the Time Sprout » Sun Mar 05, 2006 3:48 pm

that will be the bees testicles mate. when will it be ready for ya?

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Post by wtf? » Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:35 pm

the blade will take ages for me to aquire. the wait for the smiths blades is about 8 months. plus a month to another company to get the habaki fitted. and then im going to have to build, and wrap the tsuka. so 12 months at a guess.
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Im not sure what weapons will be used to fight WWIII, but i know that WWIV will be waged with wooden sticks.

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Post by Barry the Time Sprout » Sun Mar 05, 2006 4:39 pm

well good luck with it, id like to see pics when its ready

*edit* do you mind if i ask how much that blade is setting you back?

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Post by wtf? » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:11 pm

the blade alone will cost about $4000 then i'll size it for the tsuka. away to the habaki, then to the polishers. not sure about any costs past the blade untill its finally made, and ive decided on specifics.
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Im not sure what weapons will be used to fight WWIII, but i know that WWIV will be waged with wooden sticks.

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Post by 2841981 » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:47 pm

thats alot of money, will it be strictly display or will you cut with it

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Post by sprout » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:53 pm

looks great man
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Post by darkhobo » Sun Mar 05, 2006 9:19 pm

All the parts you've chosen to put on it are beautiful seperate, I can't wait to see what they look like together.
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Post by BlackRonin » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:05 pm

8 month wait for the blade, is this from japan or somet
9ShakuMako wrote: wrote:I had a big black one but over-polished it.
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Post by HatchA » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:08 pm

BlackRonin wrote:8 month wait for the blade, is this from japan or somet
9 - 11 month wait for mine...... and that's in Skye.....

not really a distance thing... more of a "backlog of orders" thing Iwould imagine.

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Post by wtf? » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:11 pm

its coming from a smith in Oregon. the wait is due to his backlog of requests. and yes i will be cutting with it, and everything else training related.
Theres no reason to get such a nice blade made up, if your not going to use it.
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Im not sure what weapons will be used to fight WWIII, but i know that WWIV will be waged with wooden sticks.

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Post by BlackRonin » Sun Mar 05, 2006 11:37 pm

ahh i see thought it may have been to do with japans smiths limited to X number / month
9ShakuMako wrote: wrote:I had a big black one but over-polished it.
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Post by Moon » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:30 am

2841981 wrote:thats alot of money, will it be strictly display or will you cut with it
I'm convinced that if Wraith won £10 million on the 'Lotto' and bought a Masamune,he'd have it fitted with genuine antique Koshirae and be the first documented person to 'test cut' one. :D
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