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Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:08 pm
by Mellony
Geordie Ross wrote:The koto katanas are very good for the price, they've got a website, just google koto katana web page can't post the link as they're a competitor
I thought Koto was just a manufacturor from various little forges in China? I cant see any website for them?

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:14 pm
by the blade master
ok guys heres the website for them (zhejiang zhengs sword co.ltd)they are the manufacturer
not a competiter so can get a mention here
mick

ps they supply to most sword sellers i.e. kawashima koto ryumon masahiro and others hence the simillarities
in the different sellers swords

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:19 pm
by Geordie Ross
Yea, the little leaflet I got with the buffalo says its ryumon, perhaps they've merged?

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 2:24 pm
by the blade master
geordie
its one manufacturer making the same gear
for a couple of different brand names thats why
theres a lot of similarities with koto and ryumon
both use the same booklet both have similar katanas
with minor differences in fittings actually you would
be supprised how many well known different brand names
this manufacturer supplies with virtually identical pieces
but with minor differences ryumon masahiro kawashima koto etc
theres more i just cant remember them all
mick

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 3:29 pm
by Geordie Ross
Ahh I see ok mate, I was curious about what they're talking about lol

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:23 pm
by the blade master
your wellcome my friend

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:53 pm
by Geordie Ross
Lol I just realised the fitting in the saya are called shitodome :brows:

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:06 pm
by Lone Wolf
I need to get off that site before I start making a list. :|

Oh my sword has some lines that look like pencil along the fake hamon line anyone know what that is, I cant post a picture I am on the tablet.

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:24 pm
by Geordie Ross
Hmm, not sure, try using the powder ball from the maintenance kit, you just dab it on the blade and rub it off with a cloth, see if that fixes it.

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:25 pm
by Moon
Geordie Ross wrote:Lol I just realised the fitting in the saya are called shitodome :brows:
The eyelets on the kurigata and kashira are called shitodome. ;)
Lone Wolf wrote: I cant post a picture I am on the tablet.
I thought they called it the pill or did you mean that you're on the toilet. :>

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:27 pm
by Lone Wolf
Dont have one.

No I am on my samsung galaxy tab 2 10.1 :>

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:30 pm
by Geordie Ross
You can get the photobucket app for andriods, makes it so simple to take the pic, and upload it on the same device :mrgreen:

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:38 pm
by the blade master
geordie i wonder if the lines lone wolf is on about is the natural folded pattern lines?

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:41 pm
by Lone Wolf
Look on your email and see.

Its not that I cant take pictures its that I cant copy links, to open a link a touch it, to copy a link I hold my finger down until it automatically highlights, for some reason it wil never do that for image links it just opens them in another window.

I keep wiping it with a muslin square and I think its fading, hard to tell the lights sh*t in here

Re: Folded tachi

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:50 pm
by the blade master
sorry lone wolf i did get a email about somthing like that but it had a name to it i didnt reconise
so owt like that i delete before reading it properly or clicking on any links there in just dont want
to take a chance theres somthing nasty lurking in there
mick