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Re: Collection so far

Postby the blade master » Tue Jul 24, 2012 11:43 am

i dont know what are you like oh for your info cold steel great sword dose come with a scabard
ill pm you the main uk cold steel retailer you can get one from them
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Re: Collection so far

Postby Geordie Ross » Tue Jul 24, 2012 3:17 pm

Nah this one is too good lol :)
And they don't usually make sheaths for their smaller knifes, and I really can't find a sheath from cold steel for the greatsword
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Re: Collection so far

Postby liquidator96 » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:02 pm

On the subject of sword without scabbards, I've noticed a lot of John Barrnet swords don't come with them, even the small ones like the Irish short sword, I have no idea why, the're not that big as to be prohibitive to make, yet other swords of his, like this one; http://www.blades-uk.com/large_pic.php?product_id=3008
do come with them, what's up wit dat?
BTW, absolutely awesome collection Ross, you do seem to prefer Scottish blades, may one enquire why?

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Re: Collection so far

Postby Geordie Ross » Tue Jul 31, 2012 5:22 pm

Erm mainly because they're definitively British where as many can be classed as European as they look so similar
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Re: Collection so far

Postby the blade master » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:04 pm

oh geordie ive been collecting a few bits and pieces over the years
so im building my own katana with a forged carbon steel blade and
two copper seppa,s a copper habaki full copper tsuba copper kashira
and fushi the tsuka is glued on and held on with the two mekugi i aint
sure about the tsuka wrap yet but we,ll see what takes my fancy later
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Re: Collection so far

Postby Geordie Ross » Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:40 pm

Hahaha I didn't know wether to tell people or not :| nd sounds nice, but I think you will have smelly hands with all that brass and copper lol you'll have go keep me updated on it, and I think you can get pre-wrapped tsubas online if you can't wrap it yourself
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Re: Collection so far

Postby the blade master » Wed Aug 01, 2012 1:33 pm

heres a couple of pics but theres still some exess glue to
get rid of and a bit of tidying up to do

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not worth getting a new tsuka for old core is still servicable so i just rewrap it with 2mm waxed cotton
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Re: Collection so far

Postby Geordie Ross » Wed Aug 01, 2012 2:09 pm

Hmm it looks pretty good, I like that Tsuba it looks like bronze ingots lol
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Re: Collection so far

Postby the blade master » Wed Aug 01, 2012 3:07 pm

i belive buks is selling a much darker bronzy version on the site not sure how much tho
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Re: Collection so far

Postby Geordie Ross » Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:48 pm

Updated my display with tachi, practical pro katana, practical plus wakisashi :mrgreen:

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Re: Collection so far

Postby Serious666 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 5:28 pm

You sure know how to make a man jealous lol 3221

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Re: Collection so far

Postby Geordie Ross » Sun Dec 02, 2012 6:54 pm

Be patient young grasshopper, keep collecting and you'll soon have plenty to display
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Re: Collection so far

Postby liquidator96 » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:50 pm

Looks cracking Ross, you have a few Koto Kats now if I'm not mistaken, do all of them have a more.......'severe' for want of a better word, curve than the Chen blades,
BTW, the Tachi looks perfect in the centre, :D

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Re: Collection so far

Postby Geordie Ross » Sun Dec 02, 2012 11:59 pm

Cheers Martin, you'll find that the sori on every style of katana is different, but the tachi in particular has a very "severe" curve, the tsuka is short, stubby and curved. I can't recommend it high enough, buy one while you still can, lol as for the curvature of the Chen katans well their sori is much more balanced depending on their blade length.

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Re: Collection so far

Postby liquidator96 » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:47 am

Cheers for the info mate, my lack of knowledge on all things sword can be a little embarrassing, :oops: , but I at least everyone here helps with education on the subject, :D
I do hope to start collecting again, but it won't be until some time in the new year, I suppose the good thing is, even if I miss the Tachi, Loz will no doubt get yet another stunner in, take care mate, all the best, Martin, :D


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