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What Sword Should I Buy?

Poll ended at Tue Jul 27, 2004 8:32 pm

1.) Practical Katana
3
21%
2.) Practical Plus Katana
10
71%
3.) Nami (Wave) Iaito Katana
1
7%
 
Total votes: 14

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Post by Seph » Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:32 pm

After a few questions i've already asked about swords, i've decided to order a sword this week. but need some advice, hence posting in the advice section...

1.) Paul Chen Practical Katana
2.) Paul Chen Practical Plus Katana
3.) Nami (Wave) Iaito Katana

To be honest i havent seen anyone who bought the iaito katana, and it is my personal favourite as i think it looks wonderfull :wink: but i have a few reservations about it, is the blade carbon steel? and it says it isnt sharp, could B-UK sharpen the blade for me?

Want everyones opinion :)

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Post by Muramasa » Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:38 pm

well the ppk is the best blade out the best its costumizalbe exelnt cutting , the PK is the non customizble slightly less ggod PPk hence cheaper (but the PPKis better make no mistake its not just more money) , the nami im not sure about 8)
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Post by OneThing » Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:41 pm

The Iaito katani is for aikido and as such has an non carbon steel blade( some lightweight alloy) and as such is not sharpened because its not designed for cutting its used for training purposes.

so if you want a blade suitable for cutting its down the the pk or the ppk and that basically comes down to personal taste, there are many comparisons on the two practical chen swords. Basically the ppk has much better fittings and is a nicer swords but you have to decide if you're willing to spend the extra for the plus version's better fittings

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Post by Satori » Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:15 pm

PPK baby, dis mantleable, lovely plade and fittings. Good cutter.

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Post by Seph » Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:39 pm

thanks all :-D shame i aint got much money. i love the tsuba from the iaito katana, i love the simple tsuba but with the patern, it looks better than the PK which is too plain, havent seen that tsuba in the list of ones you can buy :cry:

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Post by Butuz » Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:44 pm

Yes the Nami can not be used for cutting the blade is probably not strong enough (aside from it being blunt)

I would go for the PPK to. I have the PK, and its great, but the PPK is probably worth the extra money as it is dismantleable.

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Post by Seph » Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:49 pm

looks like PPK it is :-D can anyone who works for b-uk tell me if you can get the tsuba from the iaito so i can put it on the PPk... Also i saw that if i find the sword cheaper elsewhere you will match the price, i found the PPK cheaper on a different site, brand new, i checked the overall price includin VAT, delivery etc and turned out to be 21pound cheaper even while you offer free delivery. :-o

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Post by Satori » Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:50 pm

Is it a UK site? Does it have a free returns policy? Check the service and destination aswell.

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Post by Seph » Tue Jul 20, 2004 10:54 pm

yup its uk and does have returns, i checked off all the thing on the terms and conditions website, :-D even if you wont match it, i'd still buy from B-UK your all so damn nice :cry:

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Post by Blackbird » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:36 pm

Aww so sweet :kiss1:

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Post by Xen » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:46 pm

OneThing wrote:The Iaito katani is for aikido
It's for Iaido really.

You may have got confused as i've been talking about using it in my aikido.

I'm buying the nami and will review it asap fella if you want to wait.

Unless of course you're cutting...in which case i'd go for the PPK.

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Post by Seph » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:49 pm

that'd be great mate, i can get the PPK and then if the iaito sword is any good , and if it is i can buy that aswell :-D since there both priced well. but i love the tsuba on it soo much ( the iaido sword tsuba)

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Post by Xen » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:52 pm

I don't know why...

Have you done a quick google search on pics for tsubas?

Some of them are nice...

Each to their own i guess. It looks ok to me.

I prefer the Iaito Musashi Myamato, which is again an iaido sword...but just looks sexier than the nami imo.

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Post by Seph » Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:55 pm

its just the simpleness of the tsuba but the small pattern, i jus think its nice 8) obviously i like other ones but there on the expensive swords 8-)

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Post by Butuz » Wed Jul 21, 2004 1:41 am

Xen wrote:I prefer the Iaito Musashi Myamato, which is again an iaido sword...but just looks sexier than the nami imo.
Its still got the same gimpy "toys r us look" saya, and on a £250 sword thats a big no no IMHO :)

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