handforged wine katana

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handforged wine katana

Post by adrianwoods123 » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:52 pm

What does full tang and double pegged mean?

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Re: handforged wine katana

Post by Lone Wolf » Tue Mar 12, 2013 6:38 pm

Tang is the bit of the sword that goes into the handle if its full that means it extends all the way down the handle, if its full tang it will be secured into the handle via two pegs you can see them on most katana often covered on one side by a fancy metal bit showing flowers or a dragon or something.

If its not full tang its normally single pegged as the tang of the sword only goes half way if that into the handle.

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Re: handforged wine katana

Post by Big Lazy » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:10 am

Also avoid anything thats 'rat tail' tanged. They're usually no thicker than a pencil.

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Re: handforged wine katana

Post by adrianwoods123 » Thu Mar 14, 2013 3:00 pm

Cheers guys :D

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Re: handforged wine katana

Post by mariasam » Tue Sep 17, 2013 11:49 am

indeed agree with you guys buffalo folded katana is a good choice **nuns*

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