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Hi - new on the forums

Postby PFM » Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:26 pm

Hi,

Just a quick intro as I'm new around here, I've always had an interest in oriental swords (Japanese in the main).

Unfortunately I heard about the impending ban and suspect that now is an appropriate time to engage my interests fully.

As such I probably have far more questions that I have advice, so be please be gentle until I find my feet.

Kindest regards

PFM

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Postby cybernex » Sun Dec 16, 2007 10:34 pm

Welcome, I feel for you buddy as i myself was just starting to get good at the Japanese pratice known Koshirae (Sword Building) and now i hear the Govenment in their infinite wisdom have decided not to add Shinken (Japanese swords made in the traditional way but outside of japan) to the list of exemptions.

Going straight to the point my advice to you is to go and get hold of a decent Paul Chen Katana before time runs out.

Anywho, Welcome abord the crazy train! :mrgreen:
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Postby PFM » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:27 am

Thanks for the welcome Cybernex,

Yes I was thinking the same thing myself.

I was optomistic that the PC range of blades will fall under the category of exclusions for martial artists. Perhaps I'm wrong.

Currently, and until I can find a local Iaito school that will be able to conform to any licensing arrangements my interests are mainly in the aesthetic qualities.

Needless to say, I feel the sands of time are running and that I may need some help from the boards to identify a starting point for a collection.

PFM

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Postby Moon » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:55 pm

Welcome aboard. ;)
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Postby cybernex » Mon Dec 17, 2007 5:21 pm

I have an IAIDO club just down the road from me, all I need is some wheels and I might go and join up even though its run by the BKA who aren’t exactly on my Christmas card list after their 50/50 response to the government over this proposed ban.

Anyway Paul Chen wise, My recommendations from the range are as follows,

Practical series: Practical or Practical Plus Katana.
Forged Steel series: Shinto or Golden Oriole Katana.
Folded Steel series: Bushido or Tiger Katana.
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Postby PFM » Mon Dec 17, 2007 8:42 pm

Practical series: Practical or Practical Plus Katana.
Forged Steel series: Shinto or Golden Oriole Katana.
Folded Steel series: Bushido or Tiger Katana.


Nice list, I may have to have a serious look at a couple of those suggestions.

Aesthetically I like the look of the Shinto and GO. However there is a certain something about a folded blade.

I may have to sweet talk the Mrs :twisted:

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Postby Moon » Mon Dec 17, 2007 10:22 pm

The Tiger definitely does not disappoint. ;)
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Postby PFM » Tue Dec 18, 2007 1:12 pm

Erm....

I take it by the messages all over the place that the boards have been hacked!

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Postby Blackbird » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:10 pm

Moon wrote:The Tiger definitely does not disappoint. ;)


And either does the GO
Wecome to the boards mate and yea we got hacked :evil:
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Postby PFM » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:47 pm

Thanks for the welcome,

To bring you upto speed, my wife & I have just taken possesion from Blades UK the following:

Oren Ishsi (SS) Katana replica (wall mounter)
Kill Bill Brides sword (Masahiro Forged Steel)
Morpheous Sword (Masahiro Forged Steel) - my personal favourite of the 3

The blades are intended to form a display in a cinema room that we will be building in the near future, and IMHO are sword designs that have achieved cult status, and will be displayed next to original film art to tie in with the display. As a test purchase it has been an interesting sample with some variances in quality. But we've only had the peices for 24hrs as such so I'm still formulating my thoughts.

I'll be taking a long hard look at some serious pieces over the next month or so to compliment the collection with some functional pieces with aesthetic value outsid that of the film genres.

So I'll be posting a few questions and looking forward to some good discussions.

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Postby cybernex » Thu Dec 20, 2007 10:31 pm

Ya know its nice to see someone else collects decent movie prop katanas as most of my forged steel kat blades are movie prop reps.
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