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Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby Nix » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:03 pm

Question please - when, in your description, you say "fully functional martial artists sword", are you saying that these swords are more robust than the ones without that description ie they can be used and/or are better in training etc?

Also, when viewing the folded swords, there's no mention of simulated tempering so, again, am I to assume that because they are folded they don't require or need the simulated tempering?

I'm looking for a good quality long lasting practical sword that can take some abuse and be used in training without breaking the bank. I'm not (yet :D ) into just displaying these beautiful swords, but like my bikes, I like to use them if possible. I seem to remember in another post someone commenting that all hand forged swords on offer here are heavy duty and ok for training purposes?

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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby Big Lazy » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:38 pm

How much you looking at spending? The Chen Practical Plus katana is a superb sword for the money.
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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby Lone Wolf » Tue Apr 22, 2014 6:51 pm

Ones that don't say fully functional or something similar are just wall hangers for looking at, not for using, most wall hangers are cheapo 440 steel that will snap off if striked against something, also they are often just glued into the handle or otherwise not well attached so can fly out of the handle or break off there.

I don't understand your second question.

buy a hanwei ppk its a nice in between sword not expensive but not really cheap, it will look good in any collection.

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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby Nix » Tue Apr 22, 2014 8:44 pm

Thanks for the replies. Was thinking up to £200 ish to begin with. Did narrow down to the Sword of Hiro as superb value for money but specifically that it was double pegged, full tang with hand forged 1060 steel and listed as fully functional. The Paul Chen ppk (practical plus katana??) looks a very nice sword, couldn't find the Hanwei ppk on the site tho..

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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby Mellony » Tue Apr 22, 2014 9:17 pm

The Chen PPK & Hanwei PPK are the same thing - Hanwei is just the company name of Chen Chao-Po (Paul Chen). And if you come across Casiberia - that's just the US distributer of Hanwei.
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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby vjanda » Sat Apr 26, 2014 9:10 pm

I am considering the Cheness Tenchi and Ronin Dojo Pro katanas.
Seen video clips of them in hard use (and chopping of the head of a roadkill deer) and am well impressed.

How do they compare to the Hanwei models?

Also, is there a half decent Koto out there that can be used for heavy cutting without worrying it will snap in half.

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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby Lone Wolf » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:37 pm

Define heavy cutting what are you wanting to do with one?

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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby vjanda » Sun Apr 27, 2014 7:56 pm

Triple mats and the odd trip to the woods to go all out crazy on dead branches say up to 2"... :twisted:
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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby Big Lazy » Mon Apr 28, 2014 3:31 am

In the woods? you dont really wanna get caught in public with a sword. Keep to your back garden or similar private land.
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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby vjanda » Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:58 am

my woods ;)

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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby Lone Wolf » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:57 pm

If you want to go running around in the woods attacking poor innocent trees I think this is more up your street

http://www.blades-uk.com/large_pic.php?product_id=3482

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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby vjanda » Mon Apr 28, 2014 8:19 pm

I have that machete already.
I only cut dead branches as stated in the post you tree hugger :mrgreen:

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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby the blade master » Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:54 pm

tell you what lone wolf I belive some one here is pulling your
chain (wanting to go running? around woods hacking at tree,s)
with a katana just about says it all :roll:
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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby Lone Wolf » Tue Apr 29, 2014 3:31 pm

Who was that user a while back who wanted two broadswords for running round the Scottish Highlands playing highlander? I'm pretty sure I didn't just make that up :|

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Re: Fully Functional Swords + Folded/Tempered

Postby the blade master » Tue Apr 29, 2014 6:10 pm

no you didn't I remember that thread very well
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