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First purchase - is it a defect?

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 8:23 pm
by Xander563
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

Re: First purchase - is it a defect?

Posted: Mon Jul 29, 2013 9:30 pm
by Mellony
They're called Mekugi - a peg that secures the Tsuka (Hilt) to the tang.

Re: First purchase - is it a defect?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 12:06 am
by pjm
basically they keep the handle on the sword

Re: First purchase - is it a defect?

Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:31 am
by Xander563
Ah cool,

Thanks for the info.

Re: First purchase - is it a defect?

Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:26 am
by Geordie Ross
I'd be more worried if it wasn't double pegged. :mrgreen: