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Musashi katanas
#1
I know alot of people like katanas and Iv seen them in a few collections. For those looking for a quality blade, for a reasonable price I suggest musashi.
http://www.musashiswords.com/shop/home.php
Some of the new katans have t10/1045 folded steel. I believe all use a minimum of 1045 steel. Look at the blades from $150 and up is my suggestion.

That is all. I get a pic of mine when I can.
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#2
Some of the prices make me skeptical of their quality. I've had pocketknives that cost more than some of those swords.

You can fold a sword as many times as you like, and still temper it incorrectly, and give it a poor polishing.
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#3
Theres more to it than folding and forging . There is a metabolic change
that takes place in the cooling process that gives it both flexibility and a resilient edge holding abilities.

Only the masters of the time had their own secret methods of apply
different muds and things.

I've tryed to talk about this on other forums and nobody cared. I've got one and know how to use it for some 30+ years but nobody cares !

PS: Almost forgot about carbon in the forging process ,Hard on the out side , soft on the inside , Like a tootsie pop !
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(09-15-2012, 05:33 PM)jahwarrior72 Wrote: Some of the prices make me skeptical of their quality. I've had pocketknives that cost more than some of those swords.

You can fold a sword as many times as you like, and still temper it incorrectly, and give it a poor polishing.

You are dead on , even if they "INDUSTRIALIZED" and auto-mated with tech
today, I doubt even then $1500 or more for the real deal ! You are a sharp
one , wiser for his age than one would think ! I am humbled by your maturity !
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#5
I suggested $150 and up, cause thats where the quality starts.

From their site.
bout the Master Sword Smith Alex Zheng is one of the top master sword smiths in China and has been bestowed the title of "Master of Art" from his peers. With over 30 years of sword forging experience and numerous awards, Zheng' swords have been sought after by affluent collectors, high ranking state and military officials as well as museums. A frequent contributor to the China Military weekly magazine, his thesis and techniques have helped improve and enhance other sword smiths abilities. The respect Alex Zheng has among his peers is unrivaled.

Achievement Highlights
2004 Commissioned by the Peking Observatory to create the first "Yun-Tie Sword" using material from a fallen meteor, establishing China as the 3rd country in the world capable of forging with materials not of this Earth.
2005 "Qin Sword" was inducted into the permanent collection of the Chinese Military Museum.
2006 China Central Television produced a special on Alex Zhen and his work of art.
2008 China Federation of Commerce commissioned Alex Zhen to create the "Sword of China".
2009 Took 1st and 2nd place in the ZheJiang Exhibition.
2010 "Feng-Yun Sword" was chosen by the Long Quan government as the Sword of Hero.
2011-Present Alex Zheng continues to create steel works of art.
(09-15-2012, 05:33 PM)jahwarrior72 Wrote: Some of the prices make me skeptical of their quality. I've had pocketknives that cost more than some of those swords.

You can fold a sword as many times as you like, and still temper it incorrectly, and give it a poor polishing.


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#6
Bingo , someone with an actual interest , this is good to see. I was almost ready to put myself in the attic with the rest of forgotten things!

Thank you .
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#7
Slightly off topic, but what do you guys know about sword canes. As the years pass and the knees get worse I find some of my interest turning towards canes.
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#8
Ahem...because China is known for quality..
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(09-15-2012, 07:14 PM)jahwarrior72 Wrote: Ahem...because China is known for quality..


Damb ,again I'm with you ! Think "JAPAN", 15th-18th century "JAPAN". Yo jahwarrior72 , can I stick you in my pocket for future
use. I could use some back-up if only I could shut my mouth ?
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#10
Besides most sword canes being poor quality, they're illegal in most states. A cool alternative would be a Hawken Stick, from TOPS knives. It's basically a cane with a tomahawk head. It comes with a sheath for the head. It's a modem version of a fokosh, or shepherds axe.
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