Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

spellmad2003
Posts: 53
Joined: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:43 am

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by spellmad2003 » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:28 pm

hand forged in china. there are expensive swords made in china too :)).

User avatar
pjm
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by pjm » Mon Mar 18, 2013 8:41 pm

spellmad2003 wrote:hand forged in china. there are expensive swords made in china too :)).
yea i know and this sword is a very good sword for the price, my whole point was to the other poster that it wernt a true japanese sword only a sword in the style of

User avatar
Geordie Ross
Posts: 2311
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:48 pm
Location: South Shields Tyne and Wear

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:24 pm

The Japanese are extremely touchy about classification, and honestly, I don't blame them, proper nihonto sword are a work of art with honourable heritage, they used to treat their katanas like children, believing they had souls, some swords taking years to craft, and then China knock out 1,000 repros a day... Some of the reproduction katanas made in China are exceptional quality, but the level of care, pride and craftsmanship is disregarded.
That's why you'll rarely find a Japanese production katana, I think they even have laws and legislation for it, that's how seriously they take it, and that's why I love Japan.
"From the moment they wake up, they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they do" ~ the last samurai. :mrgreen:

User avatar
pjm
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by pjm » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:33 pm

Geordie Ross wrote:The Japanese are extremely touchy about classification, and honestly, I don't blame them, proper nihonto sword are a work of art with honourable heritage, they used to treat their katanas like children, believing they had souls, some swords taking years to craft, and then China knock out 1,000 repros a day... Some of the reproduction katanas made in China are exceptional quality, but the level of care, pride and craftsmanship is disregarded.
That's why you'll rarely find a Japanese production katana, I think they even have laws and legislation for it, that's how seriously they take it, and that's why I love Japan.
"From the moment they wake up, they devote themselves to the perfection of whatever they do" ~ the last samurai. :mrgreen:
if you get caught taking one out of japan you risk a lengthy prison sentence lol

User avatar
the blade master
Posts: 2956
Joined: Sat May 05, 2007 2:46 pm
Location: here there and everywhere

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by the blade master » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:37 pm

actually pj your made to commit sepuku on the spot :>

User avatar
pjm
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by pjm » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:40 pm

the blade master wrote:actually pj your made to commit sepuku on the spot :>
and thats the time you hope you got a cheap blunt nasty one lolol

User avatar
Moon
Posts: 2863
Joined: Sun Apr 24, 2005 2:57 pm
Location: In orbit

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by Moon » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:41 pm

pjm wrote:The handle or Tsuka of the sword should be displayed on the right side of the stand if you are right handed. If the warrior is left handed then the sword is displayed with the handle to the left."
I don't know where you picked that rubbish up, there were no left handed Samurai.
Geordie Ross wrote: That's why you'll rarely find a Japanese production katana, I think they even have laws and legislation for it, that's how seriously they take it, and that's why I love Japan.
You won't find any Japanese production katana except Showato and even they're illegal in Japan.
pjm wrote:if you get caught taking one out of japan you risk a lengthy prison sentence lol
Another myth, swords can be taken out of Japan with the appropriate doumentation.

User avatar
pjm
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by pjm » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:45 pm

Moon wrote:
pjm wrote:The handle or Tsuka of the sword should be displayed on the right side of the stand if you are right handed. If the warrior is left handed then the sword is displayed with the handle to the left."
I don't know where you picked that rubbish up, there were no left handed Samurai.
were you there in those times lolol

User avatar
Geordie Ross
Posts: 2311
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:48 pm
Location: South Shields Tyne and Wear

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:48 pm

Wow! They're illegal?!! Like jail sentence illigality? Or slap on the wrist and confiscation illegal? Lol I knew the Japanese had legislation against production katanas, but that seems excessive lol :shocked:

User avatar
pjm
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by pjm » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:49 pm

well moon i have found that on a few sites to which i would post a link too but there would be no point as the comment would more than likely be removed

its not hard to find them with google

User avatar
Geordie Ross
Posts: 2311
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:48 pm
Location: South Shields Tyne and Wear

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:49 pm

pjm wrote:
Moon wrote:
pjm wrote:The handle or Tsuka of the sword should be displayed on the right side of the stand if you are right handed. If the warrior is left handed then the sword is displayed with the handle to the left."
I don't know where you picked that rubbish up, there were no left handed Samurai.
were you there in those times lolol
Acctualy, left handed was trained out of them, natural lefty's were forced to train in right handed styles.

User avatar
pjm
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by pjm » Mon Mar 18, 2013 9:52 pm

Geordie Ross wrote:Wow! They're illegal?!! Like jail sentence illigality? Or slap on the wrist and confiscation illegal? Lol I knew the Japanese had legislation against production katanas, but that seems excessive lol :shocked:
i think its more so with the antique ones really, they see it as removing part of there heritage, its why the Japanese and Chinese are and have been for a few years now going round the world buying back alot of their heritage back and most of the time at any cost

User avatar
Geordie Ross
Posts: 2311
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:48 pm
Location: South Shields Tyne and Wear

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:06 pm

pjm wrote:
Geordie Ross wrote:Wow! They're illegal?!! Like jail sentence illigality? Or slap on the wrist and confiscation illegal? Lol I knew the Japanese had legislation against production katanas, but that seems excessive lol :shocked:
i think its more so with the antique ones really, they see it as removing part of there heritage, its why the Japanese and Chinese are and have been for a few years now going round the world buying back alot of their heritage back and most of the time at any cost
The Japanese already have all the finest examples back in Japan, par the honjo masamune, I think they set up some kind of special government agency with unlimited funding to retrieve them, they have drawings of the original swords for verification, and I've heard that recently, people have been making forgeries trying to fool them, but have been unsuccessful.

User avatar
pjm
Posts: 367
Joined: Sat Mar 09, 2013 10:33 pm

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by pjm » Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:15 pm

Geordie Ross wrote:
pjm wrote:
Geordie Ross wrote:Wow! They're illegal?!! Like jail sentence illigality? Or slap on the wrist and confiscation illegal? Lol I knew the Japanese had legislation against production katanas, but that seems excessive lol :shocked:
i think its more so with the antique ones really, they see it as removing part of there heritage, its why the Japanese and Chinese are and have been for a few years now going round the world buying back alot of their heritage back and most of the time at any cost
The Japanese already have all the finest examples back in Japan, par the honjo masamune, I think they set up some kind of special government agency with unlimited funding to retrieve them, they have drawings of the original swords for verification, and I've heard that recently, people have been making forgeries trying to fool them, but have been unsuccessful.
Good cause thats where they belong, back where they should be IMHO

User avatar
Geordie Ross
Posts: 2311
Joined: Sat Apr 09, 2011 4:48 pm
Location: South Shields Tyne and Wear

Re: Photos Of Kill Bill Sword as promised

Post by Geordie Ross » Tue Mar 19, 2013 12:47 am

The Japanese did well to retrive them, there are still cultural artifacts from around the world in rich museums, Egyptian and Greek items in Brittish ,museums as with far eastern items in American museums, arguably they were "rescued" from lawless war zones but it could be equally argued that they were looted.

Locked