I've ordered my first sword

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by MrOsborn » Sat Mar 24, 2012 6:15 pm

Sorry, I meant I got the renaissance wax. It's a while since I made the thread so I probably should've been clear. :)

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by Geordie Ross » Sat Mar 24, 2012 7:14 pm

Yea you just need a small finger full on each side of the blade, that should last about a year before it needs done again, unless you use it often for cutting, then just re-aply after use

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by morphey91 » Mon Mar 26, 2012 12:21 am

hi what swords better the Whirlwind Ninja Sword or the Handmade Bill Sword what you think

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by the blade master » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:04 am

the egret ninja but to be honest most of the swords in the £80 bracket are the same except for some cosmetic differences
if your wanting something better you will have to go up to a higher price bracket and get something like the paul chen practical
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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Mar 26, 2012 11:08 am

Aye agreed, I'd say some of the swords loz has made are better quality than the budo pieces, but if you want a quality performance and all round better quality you need to pay the extra few bob for the Chen/Hanwei swords

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by MrOsborn » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:58 pm

Geordie Ross wrote:Yea you just need a small finger full on each side of the blade, that should last about a year before it needs done again, unless you use it often for cutting, then just re-aply after use
Hopefully I didn't put too little on. There's a few smears on the blade I don't mind but the spine is like a samurai shaving mirror. I'm guessing I put enough on overall though. The hamon is clear too. I'll post a pic in a sec.

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by the blade master » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:16 pm

if you keep useing clean paper towles keep polishing till all smears have gone its easier if you let ren wax completly
dry before polishing then the whole blades well shine like a mirror

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by MrOsborn » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:27 pm

As I briefly mentioned in another thread; the first day I got it I foolishly carried it with a bunch of other stuff while not paying enough attention (you can probably guess how this story will end!). I wasn't used to how easily the sword leaves the scabbard and it fell out. Natural instinct urged me to SAVE THE GODAMN SWORD so I grabbed the blade and lost a flexor tendon in my little finger. It was only an 8mm cut aswell. Thankfully I didn't lose both tendons though.

Anyway, multiple doctor visits and an ultrasound later and I'm just waiting on the specialist. Apparently I'll need a graft from the Famaris Longus (stretch out your fingers and it' the main tendon in your wrist).

I need to bend the little finger in by using the next finger up when I write or draw. It's not much of a pain but it's a bit like having to remember to breath. Clenching your fist is usally a natural process. My main worry is when it comes to self defence so I'll definitely take a look at the surgery option. Though I rarely put myself in a position where I'd need to physically defend myself. Street brawls are a mug's game.

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by MrOsborn » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:28 pm

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by MrOsborn » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:30 pm

the blade master wrote:if you keep useing clean paper towles keep polishing till all smears have gone its easier if you let ren wax completly
dry before polishing then the whole blades well shine like a mirror
Buff it, you mean? I'll give it a go. The wax seems pretty stubborn after it's applied though. I'm not complaining. The wax seems great, assuming I've applied it correctly.

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by the blade master » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:54 pm

dont worry about makeing a tit of your self in the blade grabbing stakes i did exactly the same thing forgetting all saftey rules i picked up a kat
by the saya and the kat promptly slide out instinct made me grab for it and was immidiatly reminded it was a foolish thing to do
net result was three badly sliced fingers and numerous stiches so your not alone my friend

ps
prefer to use the term polishing it as
buffing it can mean something entirely
different to some folkes :oops: :oops: lols ;) ; ;)

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by MrOsborn » Sat Mar 31, 2012 8:24 pm

:D

And thanks. That does make me feel a little better. I'm surprised you had multiple cuts and stitches without permanent injury, so great job. I kinda treat it like a light saber nowadays. It also makes me think twice when I stab a microwave meal.

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by Geordie Ross » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:56 pm

Is that Ito leather? Or is it just the lighting? If you put the elbow grease into it you can take scratches off, provided the proper polish.
Ps we all have our blade accidents lol you can't blame the sword for doing what it's supposed to oewww

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by Mellony » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:36 pm

Geordie Ross wrote:Ps we all have our blade accidents lol you can't blame the sword for doing what it's supposed to oewww
I refer to my previous post :p

http://forum.blades-uk.com/phpbb3/viewt ... 52#p303152

But yea, if you ever see your sword going somewhere in an uncontrolled manner - move quickly- move in the opposite direction as quick as possible - dont worry about the sword - it will be fine :D

but yea, grats on the PPK - that was my first kat too - whilst on the subject of the PPK, does anyone here actually NOT have the PPK or PPK plus?

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Re: I've ordered my first sword

Post by the blade master » Sat Mar 31, 2012 10:39 pm

yes its leather ito geordie
yes mell i got the practical plus threesome seemed a shame just to get the one
mr osbourne it was the inside of the thumb index and middle fingers that got cut
the only permanent damage is three very nice scars and numbness in the top of the middle
finger where the nerve was cut so no felling inthe top part of said finger still nobody to blame but me
oh incase anyones interested lawrence has a very good line of cut proof gloves honest not sure of the cost at present
call him to find out or drop him an email
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