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langy
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functional?

Post by langy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:35 pm

hi guys, ive got a few functional swords from here, mostly katana's... but im after something not japanese now..

i really like the look of the Barnett Lionheart Sword, and am wondering although its not under the functional section, is it functional? the "sharpened EN45 carbon steel blade" just made me wonder :)

thanks, tom

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Re: functional?

Post by Geordie Ross » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:15 pm

Yea its functional, any high carbon steel blade with a solid tang will be functional.

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Re: functional?

Post by langy » Tue Apr 16, 2013 7:31 pm

ok cool cheers mate, and thanks for the quick response :)

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Re: functional?

Post by liquidator96 » Wed Apr 17, 2013 10:22 pm

I will say one thing about the Barnett swords, they are on average half the price of the equivalent Hanwei, but they are roughly twice the weight.

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Re: functional?

Post by langy » Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:25 am

thanks guys, it came today and ive gotta say im really impressed with it.

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Re: functional?

Post by the blade master » Sat Apr 20, 2013 10:11 am

there you go Lawrence another in the long
line of satisfied customers eh :D

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Re: functional?

Post by langy » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:45 am

the blade master wrote:there you go Lawrence another in the long
line of satisfied customers eh :D
was already a satisfied customer with blades-uk way before this one mate, bought quite a few swords from here... mostly katana's.

also is there anywhere to get a nice scabbard for this sword? i dont just like having the blade out like it is :P

thanks, tom

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Re: functional?

Post by pjm » Sun Apr 21, 2013 11:33 am

i would get in contact with blades direct and ask them if they can source you one if one does exist's

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Re: functional?

Post by Lone Wolf » Sun Apr 21, 2013 5:31 pm

Theres a guy that will do em for anything you like can't recall his site or email I'm sure someone else can tell you.

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Re: functional?

Post by Balian » Sun Jun 09, 2013 7:03 pm

Hi langy

I've done a few scabbards, here's a lionheart in brown with harness etc. Fairly straight forward to make. I recommend poplar wood and 1mm leather or similar. Like this one, line the inside in cotton, helps stop rattling and keeps the blade dry.

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