Blades UK Crane Katana Photos

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Blades UK Crane Katana Photos

Post by malvern man » Sat Jan 19, 2008 11:55 pm

Here's the photos of my BUK Crane Kat, I'll photograph the actual blade tomorrow and post in this thread.

Hope you all like.

Cheers, Chris.


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Post by the blade master » Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:21 pm

:D ang on just checking my bank account jup the orders in :D :tumbsup:

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Post by Big Lazy » Sun Jan 20, 2008 7:03 pm

Now that I like :mrgreen:

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Post by PFM » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:08 pm

Very Nice,

Any shots of the blade? :>

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Post by Big Lazy » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:18 pm

PFM wrote:Very Nice,

Any shots of the blade? :>
as the man said, they'll be posted tomorrow :roll:

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Post by malvern man » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:32 pm

As promised, here's some photos of the blade.

Cheers, Chris.


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Post by Moon » Sun Jan 20, 2008 9:54 pm

Great pics Chris.

Thanks for sharing. ;)

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Post by Malachi » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:16 pm

Damn that's looking nice.. Payday on Friday!!
Does anyone know is the habaki forged or soldered?
Awesome pics btw Malve!

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Post by cybernex » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:40 pm

Good picks but i'm starting to see a few too many floors for my liking, I might give these a miss!

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Post by malvern man » Sun Jan 20, 2008 10:51 pm

cybernex wrote:Good picks but i'm starting to see a few too many floors for my liking, I might give these a miss!
Hi cybernex,

What flaws can you see?

Cheers, Chris.

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Post by Malachi » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:04 pm

Erm, I can see a few myself, the hamon is indeed pretty pale (although definately there, from the pics) the tsuka-ito's a little course(but for the price still looks pretty nice and well-wrapped) it looks a little as if the habaki is soldered (eek! Can you check that, Malve?) But to be honest I'm growing to like those too-shiny fittings, and the tsuba too, oddly enough(horrible thought that I might not bother changing it after all, now!). I'm loving the double bo-hi too.. All in all I still think you've got a damn nice sword there, Malve my man. I'm still in.
Just wait for the real master to reply =]

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Post by cybernex » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:06 pm

look at the habakki!

Don't worry though i'm not having a dig at your collection its just these swords are just not my cup of tea.

Well when you've got a custom Bushido Katana the lower end custom kats just don't really appeal to you much.

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and heres one of my other full custom jobs!

Some picks of a custom mashiro "Bill" Katana that I finished last year.

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Shimmering blue engraved symbol (Created using Birchwood Casey Super Blue metal dye)

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Engraved symbol detal.

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Tsuka caparison shot with my modified "Bill" katana.

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Tsuba caparison shot.

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Full caparison shot.

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Un-Sheathed.

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Post by malvern man » Mon Jan 21, 2008 9:08 pm

cybernex,

I didn't think for one minute that you were having a dig, if everybody liked all the same things then the world would be a very boring place wouldn't it.

I think your custom jobs are brilliant, I wouldn't even have a clue where to start.

Cheers, Chris.

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Post by cybernex » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:10 am

malvern man wrote:cybernex,

I didn't think for one minute that you were having a dig, if everybody liked all the same things then the world would be a very boring place wouldn't it.

I think your custom jobs are brilliant, I wouldn't even have a clue where to start.

Cheers, Chris.
Very True Bud!

Thanks, shame there a ban in April or i'd give you a Koshirae 101 introduction.

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Post by the blade master » Tue Jan 29, 2008 9:01 pm

Malachi wrote:Erm, I can see a few myself, the hamon is indeed pretty pale (although definately there, from the pics) the tsuka-ito's a little course(but for the price still looks pretty nice and well-wrapped) it looks a little as if the habaki is soldered (eek! Can you check that, Malve?) But to be honest I'm growing to like those too-shiny fittings, and the tsuba too, oddly enough(horrible thought that I might not bother changing it after all, now!). I'm loving the double bo-hi too.. All in all I still think you've got a damn nice sword there, Malve my man. I'm still in.
Just wait for the real master to reply =]
malachi i can assure you the habaki isnt soldered on/together or owt else itsa proper tight fit the reason the ito looks a little on the coarse side is the shots were done in macro mode as for the harmon being feint thats because the blades through tempered check blades site blurb as well as for the tsuba well that is down to personal choise so theres no faults? oh that blade /habaki thing is less than half a mm hardly a fault can be sorted if neeeded only looks so big because of macro mode and not indicative of the kats sold at buksl :mrgreen: regards mick

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