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Practical plus wakisashi

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Nov 05, 2012 3:01 pm

Just arrived today, it's typical Chen quality and is amazingly light, seriously I thought the box was empty lol, very impressed by it, hc steel, clay tempered, leather Ito all the bells and whistles, and the menuki are tiny versions of the ppk, deffinatly need this if you have the practical series

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by Moon » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:18 pm

Sweet. ;)

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by liquidator96 » Mon Nov 05, 2012 4:39 pm

Very nice mate, :D

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by Mellony » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:13 pm

Looks good!

I was debating that myself but never ended up getting it are you going to grab the tanto too?

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Nov 05, 2012 7:29 pm

Yea its a cracking little wak, and I think it would be worth getting the tanto just to complete the set, the tanto is cheap enough to be worth it.

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by the blade master » Mon Nov 05, 2012 8:06 pm

nice addition geordie very nice

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by Maynar » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:09 am

Always liked that "empire wheel" style of tsuba. Very attractive.

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:57 pm

Yea, the beauty is in the simplicity ;) the blade is incredibly narrow and light, its like swinging bamboo.

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by the blade master » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:30 pm

actually geordie the tsuba is based on the japanese crysanthimum
in spite of its other names like a wagon wheel the sun amongst others

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:40 pm

Yea, I think the chrysanthemum are the flowers on the kashira and fuchi?

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by Big Lazy » Mon Jan 07, 2013 3:31 pm

Niiiiiiiiiiiiiice

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Jan 07, 2013 4:03 pm

Yea the practical series are like the workhorse of the low end Chen range, they make great display pieces too. And yes, the blade on the ppw is light and narrow, great handling but not as strong as the raptor series.
The synthetic leather is good, but its not as good as the more fibrous leather into on the tori katana.

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:34 pm

Lol I've not had any problems with the leather on the tori, although I'd never ever use it for cutting lol, wouldn't want to damage it :|

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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by Dotanuki2K » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:29 pm

the blade master wrote:actually geordie the tsuba is based on the japanese crysanthimum
in spite of its other names like a wagon wheel the sun amongst others
Very good Mick, if memory serves me right, the 16 petaled one was the symbol of the Japanese Imperial court.
The chrysanthemum was a symbol of enlightenment. You will often see Oriental dieties seated on one, in their depictions in eastern art.
Edit: The dieties were seated on the 16 petaled lotus. The first sentence is still true. Easy to get confused when you're old.
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Re: Practical plus wakisashi

Post by the blade master » Mon Jan 07, 2013 7:44 pm

see i can get some things right :D :D

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