First purchase - is it a defect?

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Xander563
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First purchase - is it a defect?

Post by Xander563 » Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:23 pm

Hey,

I purchased the Anime katana -
http://www.blades-uk.com/large_pic.php?product_id=4279
53" Overall with a 36" sharpened, hand forged, high carbon steel blade with blackened finish. Faux rayskin handle wrap with black braid ito. Double pegged and full tang.

And I'm loving it so far. However, I've noticed two small holes in the handle where it looks like a piece of wood is showing. Is this normal?
http://admin.xander.org.uk/hole2.jpg
http://admin.xander.org.uk/hole1.jpg
(i would post [img] tags, but the images are huge. This forum doesn't thumbnail them)


*Edit*
Delete the topic. I just noticed in the picture that the sample one has the same little wooden pieces in the handle. Sorry

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Mellony
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Re: First purchase - is it a defect?

Post by Mellony » Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:30 pm

They're called Mekugi - a peg that secures the Tsuka (Hilt) to the tang.

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Re: First purchase - is it a defect?

Post by pjm » Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:06 am

basically they keep the handle on the sword

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Re: First purchase - is it a defect?

Post by Xander563 » Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:31 am

Ah cool,

Thanks for the info.

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Re: First purchase - is it a defect?

Post by Geordie Ross » Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:26 am

I'd be more worried if it wasn't double pegged. :mrgreen:

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