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Kill Bill: Sword Mods (Realer Than Real Hanzo Steel)

Postby cybernex » Thu May 03, 2007 11:48 am

I've done my first mod on my hand forged bride katana and changed the menuki's for the right one's (which are now on the correct side's of the tsuka), this took me about 15 minuites to do and luckally It didn't requier me to unbind and rebind the tsuka (i just managed to carefully slide them in).

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The funny thing is the new menuki's seem to have better hold on the tsuka than the old ones.

Next on the agenda is just to clean the detailing on the saya.

OK now onto Phase 2.
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Postby Barry the Time Sprout » Thu May 03, 2007 3:43 pm

looks good mate

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Postby Blackbird » Thu May 03, 2007 10:33 pm

I did wonder if you were gonna have to re wrap that puppy to get those right, good job mate :D
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Postby Big Lazy » Fri May 04, 2007 5:12 am

Nice work dude ;)
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Postby cybernex » Fri May 04, 2007 10:09 pm

I'm about 66% of the way through phase 2 but i've gotta leave it a day or two to make sure the paint is 100% dry.
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Postby Blackbird » Fri May 04, 2007 10:13 pm

Japlac yes ? Interested so see how that turns out.
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Postby cybernex » Fri May 04, 2007 10:22 pm

Blackbird wrote:Japlac yes ? Interested so see how that turns out.


Yes BB, Thats why i'm gonna have to give it some time, Japlac can be a little tempramental sometimes.

Anyway the saya's almost done, I just have to give it about 48 hours to completly dry then a quick polish.

For more picks see: http://forum.blades-uk.com/viewtopic.ph ... 4&start=45
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Postby Mister Boris » Thu Jan 24, 2008 1:44 pm

Apologies for the thread zombieing but I've just got my Bride and I've got a coulpe of questions:

First off: any pictures of the finished article?

Where did you get the new menuki from?

Is it hard to re wrap the tsuka? I'm thinking of putting black cotton on mine- accurate or not I prefer the look and feel of the cotton ito.

Thanks

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Postby cybernex » Thu Jan 24, 2008 7:17 pm

Yes i Did: http://www.forum.blades-uk.com/viewtopi ... c&start=45

Got them about 90% accurate

The menuki's are Duel-Tone Vajara Menuki and i got them off of the cheaper leather bound stainless kill bill swords, the only problem is that they've changed the menuki on the Leather Bound SS Kats for two Chinese style lion-dogs.

http://blades-uk.com/search_results.php ... ride+Sword
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Postby Mister Boris » Fri Jan 25, 2008 1:25 pm

Ta muchly kind Sir.

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