The Traditional Shinken Katana

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The Traditional Shinken Katana

Post by Big Lazy » Sat Jun 10, 2006 7:43 am

http://www.blades-uk.com/view_items.php?cat_id=95

Ok guys, just wondering what everyones thoughts are regarding this katana?

Please discuss...................

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Post by Hatamoto » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:30 am

Well I'm aroused...

How long in cm/inches is 2.45 shaku? It looks nice, sounds nice.. Not fond of the hamon or tsuba to a great degree, but that's only aesthetic. If I had the money I'd be tempted..

Anyone know of its functionality for cutting? The two pins suggest it's safe to swing at least, and the weight is ... between 1kg, apparently. Gotta laugh at that.

You fancying it, Larn, or doubting it?

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Post by Blackbird » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:35 am

Purdy blade but I find the fittings a little on the plain side fer a blade of that price, Ied prob end up spending another £100 pimping it out 8)

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Post by Gorilla Warfairy » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:35 am

Warning! This sword was dissed by Steve Crowther.

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Angelus

Post by Angelus » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:45 am

The main thing that strikes me is that it claims to be an Iai sword thats capable of cutting. I always thought they were two mutually exclusive things?

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Post by Gorilla Warfairy » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:54 am

No, it claims to be a sword "suitable for tamashigeri". The reference to iaido is more to do with the proportions of the sword than anything else, you would use a different but similarly proportioned sword for kata.

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Post by Hatamoto » Sat Jun 10, 2006 9:55 am

Gorilla Warfairy wrote:Warning! This sword was dissed by Steve Crowther.

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lmao, for the impression he made on me, see Nath's sig :p

And yeah, Angelus, strikes me as a tad "trying too hard to sell itself", or something, but having said that, I love my nami iaito, I'd like to have a sword that nice to wield that was sharp as well, so I guess it's for confused maniacs like myself, or something :roll:

2841981

Post by 2841981 » Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:01 pm

lmao, for the impression he made on me, see Nath's sig
so no one has too look to far

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Post by chipchap » Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:23 pm

Hi
You can find out a lot more about this brand of sword at****** as they
sell them.

**Mod Edited,for obvious reasons** :roll:

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Post by chipchap » Sat Jun 10, 2006 4:41 pm

Anyway the Blades uk price is nearly a 100 quid cheaper, thats got to be good

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