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choice of swords

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:16 pm
by adrianwoods123
I dont know what to get the "sakura ninja sword" or the "handforged wine katana " does anyone have any ideas on what I should get

Re: choice of swords

Posted: Mon Mar 11, 2013 10:35 pm
by Geordie Ross
It really depends on what you want from your sword, cutting? Practice draws? Iaido? display? Strength or style? :dunno:

Re: choice of swords

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 12:19 am
by the blade master
the handforged wine katana would be your better option

Re: choice of swords

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 1:45 am
by luke20
i'd go for the wine katana, as far as japanese style swords are concerned i personally prefer curved blades to straight ones, simply because i feel they are more authentic, the idea of straight ninja swords comes purely from movies as far as i know

Re: choice of swords

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:46 pm
by adrianwoods123
Thank you for your replies its been a big help

Re: choice of swords

Posted: Tue Mar 12, 2013 10:24 pm
by the blade master
your wellcome

Re: choice of swords

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:07 pm
by Spring Forest
luke20 wrote:the idea of straight ninja swords comes purely from movies as far as i know
Not really Luke. The straight blade ( tsurugi, or ken ) predates the curved blade. Dates vary according to which source you look to, but the first curved blades were probably made in the Nara region the the middle of the eighth century, prior to that swords were based mainly on Chinese and Korean designs ~ and were straight.

Re: choice of swords

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:14 pm
by pjm
I have to say i do like ninja style swords but have never bought one after looking at a mates one, to me it just didnt feel right in the hand compared to samurai swords hence the reason i bout the kill bill deluxe set from blades

i would go for the handforged wine katana if it was my money being spent

Re: choice of swords

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:28 pm
by Spring Forest
pjm wrote:I have to say i do like ninja style swords but have never bought one after looking at a mates one, to me it just didnt feel right in the hand compared to samurai swords
I've got one of these ~ http://www.blades-uk.com/large_pic.php?product_id=3428 ~ and it has a really nice blade.

Re: choice of swords

Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:38 pm
by pjm
Spring Forest wrote:
pjm wrote:I have to say i do like ninja style swords but have never bought one after looking at a mates one, to me it just didnt feel right in the hand compared to samurai swords
I've got one of these ~ http://www.blades-uk.com/large_pic.php?product_id=3428 ~ and it has a really nice blade.
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i had thought about that one myself but got the kill bill, but as i think someones said, its whatever works for each person