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No swords. Just multiple guns, grenade launchers, rocket launchers, etc.
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I have six in my closet.
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mhibicke wrote:

I have six in my closet.


Why in your closet? Even crappy swords, not saying yours are, deserve to be displayed for all to see. D=
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Why in your closet? Even crappy swords, not saying yours are, deserve to be displayed for all to see. D=

Actually, they aren't mine, or I would. My neighbor moved to Japan for the next year and I told him I'd hang on to his weapons until he came back. I also have a bo, a pair of escrima, a three-ring sectional staff, a decorative (but razor sharp) scimitar, and a military lightweight machete.
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I own quite a few, my grandmother use to collect them and knives while my grandfather collects hunting rifles, but the swords got passed onto me but they just sit in my basement and ive been passed a few rifles but i only use them during huntin season and to keep them zero'd
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Felstalker wrote:


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Felstalker wrote:

T-10 Tool Steel, also known as Spring Steel.

It's a rather sharp Katana I own, with a 28 Inch blade and both real Haman and a Bo-hi.

With it's purple saya and Iron fittings, it's just epic to look at.

It's also got a single Bevel for it's edge, and I'ma go oil it now.


I'm wondering which forge you got yours from, and how much, haha. I've got a really tough 1060 monosteel, a 9260 monosteel, and a couple of 5160 spring steels and only one is differentially hardened with a real hamon.

I want a modern high-alloy one from Bugei but I heard they don't make those anymore. It had an epic hamon, though. I'll probably pick up a custom T-10 in a few months. I'm tired of black saya and my purple-red one isn't distinct enough. Green ftw


I got mine for my...18th? 19th birthday..I don't know. It was a Sword Buyers Guide custom, and it looks rather nice.

But outside of that Katana, and perhaps future SBG ones, I'm far more focused on Hanwei's blades, European > Asian swords any day of the year.

There's just something special about a while area so known for conflict, they essentially over-invented past the sword several hundred years before other nations ever even dreamed of it. They forgot for 300 years and THEN invented Fencing (To remember the good old days, that they forgot about) THEN they introduced Guns to Japan. Japan was like whaaaaaaat.

The price is a solid 275-325 for mine, don't remember. Took like, a year to forge and ship.

I'll tell you one thing I HATE however 5160 Steel just Rusts all the damn time for me, I gotta clean those guys once a week. but the SBG custom? That T-10 Tool Steel is as shiny and sharp as it first came in, only gotta clean it once a month if even, I mean I clean it every other week but still, it lasts.

Ah, the SBG customs are pretty well known and seem like reliable and fairly priced cutters. Those were the customs I was referring to. I want to get one but I keep looking into it when the orders are closed and they are already forging the blades lol

Shintogo makes a differentially hardened 1090 katana but it's an obscure forge. I have one of their 5160 spring steel swords and it's nice, though.

Hm, I've never had any rust problems with any of my blades. I clean and re-oil them once a month and if I take them out of their saya and accidentally touch something with the blade. The problem might possibly be the oil. When I first started collecting, I managed to slightly rust my 1060 cutter but that was because I had no oil other than WD-40 and vegetable oil. I use 3-in-1 and it has been working wonderfully, better than any other oil I've used, including choji oil.
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I've held a properly forged english medieval sword I'm not sure of the exact name for it. I also have a ceremonial Katana, Wakizashi and Tanto set as well as a seperate straight edged katana.
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Yeah, down here in the Humidity of Texas, things rust quickly.
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Yes, It was heavy as hell. It had to be a fake one because no knight could use that in really life.
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Posted 9/11/13

mhibicke wrote:


justanotherguy_2005 wrote:
Why in your closet? Even crappy swords, not saying yours are, deserve to be displayed for all to see. D=

Actually, they aren't mine, or I would. My neighbor moved to Japan for the next year and I told him I'd hang on to his weapons until he came back. I also have a bo, a pair of escrima, a three-ring sectional staff, a decorative (but razor sharp) scimitar, and a military lightweight machete.


Oooh ok. Makes sense. Very nice weapon set you have yourself though.
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Me and a few friends collect them. We even went to a forge in Toledo, Spain and bought some there.
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justanotherguy_2005 wrote:
Oooh ok. Makes sense. Very nice weapon set you have yourself though.


Thank you, and I agree. Since they came into my possession I have revised my zombie plan. I do have the bokken and shinai I do own mounted on the wall in my kid's room. I use brass coat hooks to mount them because they are cheap and easy. How do you hang yours?
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mhibicke wrote:


justanotherguy_2005 wrote:
Oooh ok. Makes sense. Very nice weapon set you have yourself though.


Thank you, and I agree. Since they came into my possession I have revised my zombie plan. I do have the bokken and shinai I do own mounted on the wall in my kid's room. I use brass coat hooks to mount them because they are cheap and easy. How do you hang yours?


My one sword and my other sword set each have their own wooden stands they sit on. One is on a shelf and the other is on top of an entertainment unit. My other sword is in a shadowbox over my bed but is dismantled so it would not be easily used in a rush. That is all I own for now. Sadly my money has been needed elsewhere. When I do get more though I will buy a sword rack, one that most likely holds 8 swords, and hang that on one of my walls. From there it will just have to be determined based on what kind of space I have available.
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I've got a Mugen replica from Samurai Champloo. Full tang so it is useable, but it is imbalanced. Own a few barongs, a kopis, and a Italian longsword as well. So yes, I've held a few.
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I've held mostly reproduction swords but also a Confederate cavalry sword from the Civil War (It was in my family; probably taken from a Confederate POW), a bayonet made in 1876 (Supposedly been in my family since the Spanish-American War), and an old machete likely used by Filipinos during the same war as the bayonet.
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