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Custom Katana

Postby cybernex » Wed Jun 22, 2005 3:11 pm

Hi All

Im Customizing a 2nd hand PC Katana tha i bought off of a friend (Dont Worry i Know What im doing) and i was wondering where i could get some rare (REAL) parts from,

Im going to buy my tsuba from Blades UK but im also after a matching Kojiri (Scabbard Pommel) & Koiguchi (Scabbard Mouth) and some Black Tsuka-Ito (Binding Cord)

Can anyone point me in the right direction

HatchA

Postby HatchA » Wed Jun 22, 2005 4:12 pm

Pretty sure it would be frowned upon to link to sites selling those things as there would inadvertantly be sites that sell swords cropping up down the road and linking to other sword-selling sites is forbidden.

Google is your friend though..... :D

best of luck with your customisation!!

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Postby cybernex » Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:04 am

Thanks Friend

It Turns out that i won't need the black Tsuka-Ito, But its going to be a bit of a quest to find the other parts.

:D LET THE HUNT BEGIN!!!! :D

But i think it would be much easier if the UK chen supplier (Whoever they may be) Would sell replacement fittings/Spare parts, Then we could customize our chen katanas, And when we're all old men sell them for double what they were origanaly worth, or hand them down to friends or family and say you'll never find another katana like it.

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Postby HatchA » Thu Jun 23, 2005 10:24 am

not a bad idea about the parts being available through a local supplier but I'm not too sure if Chen makes his own parts or gets them from a worldwide supplier *cough* like Lohman *cough* ;)

don't forget to post pics when you do your project!! :D

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Custom katana

Postby cybernex » Thu Jun 23, 2005 11:06 am

Thanks HatchA

Hope that cough (nuge nuge wink wink) gets better soon (might be hayfever)

I'll be more than happy to post some photos up when im done.

Thanks again
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Postby Blackbird » Thu Jun 23, 2005 12:15 pm

Yea look forward to the pics mate.
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RE: Custom Katana

Postby cybernex » Wed Jun 29, 2005 9:58 am

I now know how to bind the Sago cord around the saya (scabbard) properly.

All I need now is a PC Tiger Katana Saya, I know Blades UK sells the Practicle Pro Fantasy Katana Saya separately but can they get Tiger Katana Saya's in?

Also if i get the tiger Saya i won't need the Kojiri (scabbard Pommel) or the Koiguchi (Scabbard Mouth)

Then all i have to do is find someone one who can rebind my Tsuka (Hilt) in black leather Tsuka-Ito (Hilt Binding)
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Postby Solutech » Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:44 am

Unless your into modifying your saya to fit the blade then your going to run into problems unless the 2nd hand sword is a tiger of course. You may be best off making your own saya or adapting the existing saya you have .
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RE: Custom Katana

Postby cybernex » Wed Jun 29, 2005 2:23 pm

Don't worry if i could get hold of one i'd mod it, i got the tools to pull it off and i could do with the slightly longer saya.
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Postby Killua » Wed Jun 29, 2005 8:10 pm

I'd love to see some pics of the completed blade. How I do love custom jobs.

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Postby Solutech » Thu Jun 30, 2005 4:23 pm

Its not just the length, its the entire blade geometry that differs , from the curve to blade thickness . I reckon making your own to fit will be easier than hacking up a saya designed and crafted for a different blade .
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RE: Custom Katana

Postby cybernex » Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:11 pm

Your right Solutech i've got ot allow for the curviture of the blade aswell as the lengh.
Maby i'll try and ge a replacement saya of the origional katana but i'd like to get hold of an old Kami (not a tiger, i made a mistake) katana saya to salvage for parts

I gotta put the new Tsuba that arrived from Blades UK This Morning on it tomorrow,
Dont have to punch it, Just file it a bit(i prefer fileing to punching)
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Postby Banzai Joe » Fri Jul 01, 2005 4:39 pm

Most PC blades have the same sori (curve) and so most PC saya will fit. You may have a slight difference in blade thickness, but if you have a quality blade like the tiger, then a saya from another quality blade, should fit ok.
I changed my nami saya for a PK saya, and i've had to pack out the koiguchi a little to get nice saya biki when drawing.

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RE: Custom Katana

Postby cybernex » Mon Jul 04, 2005 9:36 am

The new Tsuba's on

Now i just have to get hold of a kami saya so i can strip it for parts
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Postby Ninja Gaiden » Mon Jul 04, 2005 2:31 pm

getting a saya will be wonderfully hard to do..... make one.

you SAID it was a custom katana, so MAKE it a custom katana.... if your gonna do it, do it properly.... make it, learn it, do it.

and this should help.....

>LINKS TO BLADE RETAILERS<

and then use any design you like, on it. make it your own.

maybe, after that, you could build a tsuka to fit a unmounted blade, and shop for a few REALLY custom parts.

you've got a blade you like, why not go all the way?

(although that site makes use of power tools, and equiptment you wont have access too, its just as easy to do with a pencil, some chisels, some sandpaper, and a bit of practice... the only hard bit is splitting it.... which only reqires a bandsaw... most engineering places will have one... and will do the job for a fiver)
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