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Chinese sword reviews

Post by Lone Wolf » Sun Feb 24, 2013 1:16 pm

Anyone know any good review site, I've read many of the chinese blades are rather week where they attach to the handle so I want to read up before buying one as I don't want it falling to bits on my stand.

Got my eye on one, no prizes for guessing which ;)

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Re: Chinese sword reviews

Post by the blade master » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:20 pm

thats weak with an a not an e :>

watch this video and you will see why some swords have a bad reputation how some tangs are fitted to the blade
keep an eye open for the bit you want starts at 02.25

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRfbqKYndEE

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Re: Chinese sword reviews

Post by Geordie Ross » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:40 pm

Technically you'll find that most katanas are made in China, from top end Chen's to stainless steel junk, there's very few production swords made in Japan.

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Re: Chinese sword reviews

Post by the blade master » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:12 pm

well geordie i did get a kat&wak from buks a couple of years back stamped made in japan
with a rather peculiar finish on the sayas no reason to doubt they were fakes knowing
i got them from buks wish i,d kept them now just modern made stuff nothing fancy

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Re: Chinese sword reviews

Post by Lone Wolf » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:13 pm

Hmmm need to find out if the serpant is like that. Nice vids I wanna goto that showroom.

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Re: Chinese sword reviews

Post by Dotanuki2K » Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:44 pm

Interesting video Mick,
An American getting conned by the chinese.
I like the forge in the back room where the "expensive" sanmai swords are made. (at 10:15 or so)
This was all staged.
No gloves, no apron, pounds a red hot billet a couple of times with a hand sledge on a anvil. With the fan blowing towards him over the red hot metal all while dressed in street clothes.
Yeah, totally believeable! (massive sarcasm! in case you didn't get it!)
Same with the special polishing.
All staged.
Notice the lack of sludge when they are polishing, hand polishing is VERY messy, generates a lot of grey sludge.
Polishing metals is probably one of the dirtiest jobs around.
These guys also in street clothes, so clean they could go home without cleaning up.
I guess they didn't want to show the guys in the "other" backroom with the buffing wheels, putting the real polish on.

You know with a modern laser, you can cut any blank of steel desired.
Such as a kukri, katana, chinese dao, then all you have to do is sharpen and polish. probably what they really do.

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Re: Chinese sword reviews

Post by Serious666 » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:28 pm

Its not the guys in street clothes you should be worrying about, its three bloke at 3:40 in the background

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Re: Chinese sword reviews

Post by the blade master » Sun Feb 24, 2013 9:36 pm

dont take it to heart dot that guy wasnt american he,s australian (even easier to con lols) its paul southern
from sword buyers guide ;) the reason for the vid was to show lone wolf the worst of chinese sword making
the bit about tangs mind you some of united cutlery,s more exspensive fantasy knives like gil hibbens silver shadow
are done the same way the blade ends at the ricasso where a threaded rod is induction welded to the ricasso
safe enough as its meant as a display piece only

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Re: Chinese sword reviews

Post by Moon » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:10 pm

the blade master wrote:well geordie i did get a kat&wak from buks a couple of years back stamped made in japan
with a rather peculiar finish on the sayas no reason to doubt they were fakes knowing
i got them from buks wish i,d kept them now just modern made stuff nothing fancy
You're joking right Mick? :D
'Production' swords are illegal in Japan - read this...
http://www.jssus.org/nkp/japanese_sword_laws.html

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Re: Chinese sword reviews

Post by Geordie Ross » Sun Feb 24, 2013 10:23 pm

Cheers for the link moon, very informative. I was thinking that Japan has certain standards and criteria that must be met before they can make/sell/call something a katana.

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Re: Chinese sword reviews

Post by the blade master » Sun Feb 24, 2013 11:31 pm

just saying what was stamped/etched on the blade moon had till now no reason to belive other wise

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