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Post by sprout » Mon May 22, 2006 12:55 am

theres the difference though, is simply, football is a game. martial arts are not.

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Post by Jaques » Mon May 22, 2006 5:39 pm

Where did I say martial arts? I said collecting swords. YWhen you take your favorite sword down from its stand to be oiled or just for general admiring do you a. Grin like a little boy with a new batman or b. Frown and make sure the sword is not a source of pleasure?

It's like collecting Warhammer (god forbid, gave that up when I was a kid) but the principal is the same, if on a smaller scale. If you muck about with it they will break because they're little tacky peices of crap but you treat them delicately and you get enjoyment and please (FUN!) out of it, assuming Warhammer is your cup of tea. I'm going to rephrase this into a question:

Where is the source of pleasure for you guys in collecting swords?

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Post by sprout » Mon May 22, 2006 10:22 pm

that was in reference to sword USE, mentioned is wtf?'s post.

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Post by bushi » Tue May 23, 2006 1:31 pm

hello, i have finished most of the work on the wakizashi.
here are the things i have done
1. i shaped and polished buffalo horn into mekugi pegs for wak and kat
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2. I engraved honest, respect, loyalty and a sakura into the saya. These did not turn out as well as i had expected so i'm probably not going to engrave the katana saya. it stills looks good though.
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3. I added a kaeshizuno.
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4. The grain looks beautiful
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Post by bushi » Tue May 23, 2006 1:36 pm

i am also waiting on some custom daito tsuba which are being made

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Post by Blackbird » Tue May 23, 2006 2:25 pm

V nice, like what youve done :D Is buffalo horn stronger than bamboo for the pins then?

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Post by bushi » Tue May 23, 2006 2:35 pm

yes i believe so
but it also looks very attractive

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Post by wtf? » Tue May 23, 2006 3:14 pm

Jaques wrote: Where is the source of pleasure for you guys in collecting swords?
i dont derive a pleasure from the collection i have. i do appreciate the work thats gone ito some of them, and i gain pleasure from knowing that i have the right tools to efficiently train in my art. i dont go all giddy at the idea of a new sword though...

closest ive come is a cheap 1086 Clark blade ive seen, unpolished. im excited at the chance to polish such a nice blade. plus its somewhat unique.

(by the way... nice additions bushi)

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Post by darksun_uk » Tue May 23, 2006 10:59 pm

nice work, great pics and well done getting a nice pic of the hada on that blade.

kind regards

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Post by Moon » Sat May 27, 2006 12:48 am

Sorry for late response bushi,I did view your post the same day but I must have got distracted somehow. :S
Personally,I think the engraving is well done and looks very authentic.

You state that you're not too happy with it m8 but remember that the biggest critic of your work will always be yourself.

Very nice,tasteful and not OTT...I'd definitely do the other Saya if I had your talent.
Keep us posted m8.

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Post by bushi » Sat May 27, 2006 2:44 am

thankyou moon,
i also finally found someone to make me custom tsubas for the katana and waki. it is going to cost me $500 USD though...

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Post by Tempest UK » Sat May 27, 2006 10:57 am

The engraving looks excellent, don't worry about it. Definitely worth doing on the other saya.

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Post by darkhobo » Sat May 27, 2006 5:11 pm

Very nice.
I also agree with the other two, I thought the engraving looked very nice. When you first said you didn't like the way it turned out I expected unstraight lines or something, but it looked great.

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Post by Moon » Sat May 27, 2006 9:26 pm

bushi wrote:i also finally found someone to make me custom tsubas for the katana and waki. it is going to cost me $500 USD though...
Ouch!! $500 US plus VAT etc is a wedge of 'wonga',no matter how fast you say it. :D

I'm sure it'll be worth it though...looking forward to the pics.;)

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Post by cybernex » Thu Feb 15, 2007 10:18 pm

I've said it once and i'll say it again if the saya looks crap or is defective
Then Rattan, Japlac & epoxy resin are your friends!!!!

Oh and some insulating tape!!

Im planning on changing my menuki's and rebinding my tsuka with satin brown leather ito.

But anyway nicely done
Moon wrote:Change of Tsuba,rattan wrap on Saya?
Hey, Isn't that just what i did to my PC Bushido Kat!


P.S. if you need any advice just ask

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