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Re: New to buying medieval swords

Post by Geordie Ross » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:57 pm

Lol aye I seen that episode, but the idiom still works with diarrhoea 345445454

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Re: New to buying medieval swords

Post by the blade master » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:01 pm

hi geordie
i figured this might be of interest to you enjoy

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDkoj932 ... re=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-8bGmCP3 ... re=related
two nil too the samurai so far

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzKkw0Rm ... re=related
make that three nil too the samurai

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Re: New to buying medieval swords

Post by Geordie Ross » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:59 pm

Aye I linked the first one and I've seen the second but that third vid is weird, is it just me or is the "samurai" VERY Chinese in style?

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Re: New to buying medieval swords

Post by the blade master » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:37 am

i think i was taking the mick from someone with the third oh heres a vid of my practical pro nice
vid done much better than i could have made
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpoVSSEMm6Q

and this ones for you

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gj6llUv5B-w

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Re: New to buying medieval swords

Post by Geordie Ross » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:41 am

Aye that practical pro is nice, I think it's called practical fantasy on BUK, and the orchid katana mmmmmmmmmmm :014

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Re: New to buying medieval swords

Post by the blade master » Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:42 pm

hi geordie
sorry my friend the practical pro and the fantasy are two different beasts
there are however two versions of the pro the practical pro and the practical pro elite
mick

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Re: New to buying medieval swords

Post by Moon » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:55 pm

If you take a look at the reviews on Sword Forum International you'll see that the 'Practical Pro', the 'Fantasy' and the 'Morpheus' are exactly the same swords...they were a few years back anyhoo. ;)

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Re: New to buying medieval swords

Post by Geordie Ross » Tue Jan 17, 2012 4:18 pm

Agh I thought so, but isn't there an elite version aswell? I like the leather Ito but the Tsuba and "antiqued" Fuchi and kashira are rather dull compared to the practical plus elite

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Re: New to buying medieval swords

Post by the blade master » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:57 pm

i stand corrected :D

geordie my practical pro is the one with the black leather ito made by chen is 46 ins from butt to tip 49 ins if its in the saya
my morpheous i beleive the oridginal version (made by masahiro) has brown suade ito is 42 ins butt to tip 45 ins if in the saya both have different menuki both have different saya finishes
the only similaritys mine have are the tsuba the fushi and the kashira

cant say owt about the fantasy never had one

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Re: New to buying medieval swords

Post by Loz » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:23 pm

yeh you have Mick - I sold you one, Moon is correct - whatever name it goes by, it's the same sword, although now there is also a pro elite version. I've never called it a practical pro as it would clearly confuse novices who may assume it's a better version of the practical katana, a totally different style of sword, there's now even a practical special katana which is all of 3 ounces lighter than the standard practical. It's just getting silly.

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Re: New to buying medieval swords

Post by Geordie Ross » Tue Jan 17, 2012 10:35 pm

Haha I've never heard of the practical special, just googled it and looks like the normal practical but with a wavey hamon rather than the flat. But you'd think Paul Chen and co could think of slightly more exiting names in the practical range

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