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ppk owners please read

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:09 am
by Belikewater
Hi all just something id like to clear up. The ppk very nice strong blade shiny nice hammon pretty good tsuba and a comfortable handle. Now if you own a ppk id like your feedback. Iv heard alot of good things about the ppk and its a shame iv heard these two things because it stops it from basically being the perfect beginner/practical/display sword an allrounder.
1./Is the scabbard very loose rattles etc not a good fit or is this with just some have you had this problem.
2./ Is the tsuba fitted well does not rattle i know this can happen when you take it apart but im asking on the basis of before taking it apart.
Iv also added a poll to see what people actually think of the ppk. If you can give me some feedback on those questions im sure it will be helpful knowledge to anyone in future who hears the same things that may put them off buying the ppk.£220 is alot for a rattle 8) im sure its not.

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:18 am
by Lord David the Denied
I just went and picked my PPK up and shook it. No rattle in the scabbard at all. It's loose-fitting, but not so loose it rattles about. Mine will drop out of the scabbard if you hold it at an angle, but I assume that's so you can draw the sword quickly.

The standard tsuba was fitted quite well, there was no movement at all when I got it. The new tsuba I fitted muself also doesn't move, it's held firmly in place by the tsuka.

I give this sword nine out of ten, since it's not what you'd call perfect, but for it's price, it's a nice sword indeed. One day I'll try some proper cutting with it.

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:31 am
by sum
you might wanna wait & check out the PK fantasy which is comming out soon, alot like ppk, nicer saya (imo), longer handle, but only £150, im gunna wait and see that until i buy anything. Also wernt you planning on getting the cold steel warrior?

Re: ppk owners please read

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:36 am
by Loz
1 - scabbard fit is adjustable

2 - if it's loose it's faulty and would be replaced free.

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:45 am
by Big Lazy
Removing the sword from the scabbard with the cutting edge facing down will make the hole bigger and this will make it very loose, but the blade itself wont actually rattle in the scabbard. Slight movement is normal though otherwise the scabbrd could crack. The tsuba is fitted in the factory and should fit perfectly.

for £220 the PPK is an amazing sword and worth every penny, should you get one that doesn't meet your satisfaction you could always return it and save up for one of the more expensive blades.

I'd give the PPK 8 outta 10

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:22 am
by Fingolfin
Is that why ive sometimes seen samurai draw/sheath and carry their swords upside down, so the blade doesnt wear away at the saya?

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:29 am
by Simoriax
Fingolfin wrote:Is that why ive sometimes seen samurai draw/sheath and carry their swords upside down, so the blade doesnt wear away at the saya?
you should always draw a katana with the cutting edge up.

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:34 am
by Logan
When I sheath my PK, I always make sure that I put it into the scabbard, blade up and the wider back of the blade as close to the scabbard inside as I can so that its that unsharpened edge that runs along the scabbard and the sharp edge clears it.

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:58 am
by Belikewater
Im planning to also get the ppk lol it was just so hard to choose. The pk fantasy i dont know much about that. Thanx for answering my Q's i personally now give the ppk a 9 :-D .


Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:07 pm
by Siddhartha Gautama
I gave it an 8... why? coz 9 is for GO, Folded Blades and of the standard. 10 well thats antique for me. The best this site would get off me is a 9. No offence intended.

1/ mine rattles but only to the very slightest, I adjusted the saya fit useing the process givin in the leaflet that comes with the blade.

2/ Tsuba is solidly in place.

I'd say the PPK is most definetly a good buy. My reason being that not only does it handle well and feel good but i can use it to practice taking it apart etc and not risking my GO to any damage.

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:00 pm
by Gandalf the gray
I also give it a 8 i but thats only cos any higher and what would u give the GO or the tiger. having never seen anything other in person than my ppk i thinks it god dam fantastic. looks grate on the wall with this stand. 8) 8)

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:51 pm
by Fingolfin
I should be getting my Gen2 anyday now so ill rate it then :-D

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 6:59 pm
by Tregha
Some sayas are lose most are not

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 10:14 pm
by Belikewater
whats this iv heard about the blade changing from 7mm to 5mm ok so its lighter great but is it still as strong anyone know???? p.s thanx for all the replies.

Posted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:01 pm
by sum
hey red blade if you can afford to buy both cold steel warrior & ppk, why not look at MMD, GO, shinto, might wanna buy 1 uber sword instead :-D