Newbie here...first sword hopefully

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Newbie here...first sword hopefully

Postby uberdata79 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:43 pm

sup guys...im new to this but ive always had a craving for swords...im interested in a handforged anime styled sword ( http://www.blades-uk.com/large_pic.php?product_id=3899 )..has anyone bought this or can tell me if its good???..ive heard carbon steels can oxidise quick...any alternatives (budget is low-£70 max) thanks

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also thinking about this one

Postby uberdata79 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:55 pm


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Re: Newbie here...first sword hopefully

Postby liquidator96 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:56 pm

Welcome, I don't know if anyone owns on of those, but it's by Koto Katana & there good, I have a few and so do others on this forum.
As for oxidizing, your right, all carbon steel will, but you can protect it with monthly light application of either light mineral oil, like 3-in-1 or sword oil, I and several others use Renaissance Wax, £7:50 from Blades-Uk, one coating of this lasts for months & a little goes a long way.
Well I hope that's helped, all the best, :D

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Postby uberdata79 » Sun Sep 01, 2013 10:08 pm

thanks...so koto katana is good...i heard paul chens one of the leading katana manufacturers but his pieces go up to the thousands....what type of sword did you get then?

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Re: Newbie here...first sword hopefully

Postby Lone Wolf » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:18 pm

I've got the second one, second link its alright for what I paid which was 12 quid on ebay but I wouldn't rate it.

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Re: Newbie here...first sword hopefully

Postby Geordie Ross » Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:32 pm

Is take the first one, its hand forged and curved with a sheath.
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Re: Newbie here...first sword hopefully

Postby uberdata79 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:05 am

thanks for the info...if i had the money which sword would you guys reccomend? :GGG

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Re: Newbie here...first sword hopefully

Postby Geordie Ross » Mon Sep 02, 2013 6:07 pm

Personally, I'd go for a more traditional styled katana, something from this section.

http://www.blades-uk.com/view_items.php ... 18&start=0

Perhaps, if money is short, something like this budget katana.

http://www.blades-uk.com/large_pic.php?product_id=4185
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Re: Newbie here...first sword hopefully

Postby uberdata79 » Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:18 pm

yeah i have a wooden style traditional sword but the tsuba is based around an anime...and since im into anime and manga i loved the unique look it has....also it has a backstrap EPIC!!!! reminds me of blade....out of all the traditional styles ive seen i love the orchid by hanwei....i like the way the saya kind of points at the end rather than just stop like other styles

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Re: Newbie here...first sword hopefully

Postby Geordie Ross » Mon Sep 02, 2013 10:00 pm

I cant vouch for the build quality of the anime swords, the traditional styles I know are good quality.
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