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Folded swords are great display pieces. Many are also functional if they are full tang but I find monosteel swords to be safer and tougher 'beater' swords.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

Folded swords are great display pieces. Many are also functional if they are full tang but I find monosteel swords to be safer and tougher 'beater' swords.


then you like the 1095 carbon steel clay treated sword I just ordered today. In the light it looks like the edge is on fire.
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furybymoonlight wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

Folded swords are great display pieces. Many are also functional if they are full tang but I find monosteel swords to be safer and tougher 'beater' swords.


then you like the 1095 carbon steel clay treated sword I just ordered today. In the light it looks like the edge is on fire.


If you want to commit seppuku I would be happy to assist.


first question can you lift a sword?
the second is can you kill someone?
Its an experience that never goes away trust me.
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Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

Folded swords are great display pieces. Many are also functional if they are full tang but I find monosteel swords to be safer and tougher 'beater' swords.


then you like the 1095 carbon steel clay treated sword I just ordered today. In the light it looks like the edge is on fire.


Yeah 1095 differentially hardened blades can be real nice cutters and, if they are differentially hardened, have a more noticeable hamon than T-10. There's a nice seller called st-nihonto or something that has reasonable hand forged swords for pretty decent prices. And you can even customize stuff. They're quite responsive and will accept most reasonable customization requests.

I'm thinking of picking up a gunto sword and a tachi.
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Posted 3/21/15
I think I never collected anything before, but maybe considering. Awesome weapons, btw. :)) I've seen a video where they talked about old Ancient of Japan and what some Japanese still do today compare to the modern time like Geishas. One man is a blacksmith that actually still makes real Samurai swords like his ancestries for Samurais back in those times. I always wanted to buy a real Samurai sword, but its really expensive.
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Those are some really nice collections, everyone. I enjoyed looking at them.
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I collect dvds. Anime ones too, although I've had to sell a load of anime ones because I needed money and they were damn pricey.
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Posted 3/22/15

Morbidhanson wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

Folded swords are great display pieces. Many are also functional if they are full tang but I find monosteel swords to be safer and tougher 'beater' swords.


then you like the 1095 carbon steel clay treated sword I just ordered today. In the light it looks like the edge is on fire.


Yeah 1095 differentially hardened blades can be real nice cutters and, if they are differentially hardened, have a more noticeable hamon than T-10. There's a nice seller called st-nihonto or something that has reasonable hand forged swords for pretty decent prices. And you can even customize stuff. They're quite responsive and will accept most reasonable customization requests.

I'm thinking of picking up a gunto sword and a tachi.

I just ordered a sword that have anime Otaku and sword enthusiast both drooling. Its made into a sandai kitetsu katana sword- handmade Roronoa Zorore - aka (ONE PIECE) fans will know it.
The blade of this sword is traditional Honsanmai structure. 1095 high carbon steel is wrapped by folded steel, after sharpening hard 1095 steel is exposed as cutting edge. The outer folded steel is hand-forged 13 times before it is forged together with 1095 steel. The grains are beautiful and unique. The hamon is also special and unique, it takes a worker three days to hand-abravise the hamon with different grades of grindstones. Every blade is unique because the grains and hamon can't be duplicated.The blade is full tang, good balanced in toughness and flexibility.The sword is suitable for heavy cutting, such as cutting trees, bambooes, bones and iron wires. It is a high-quality sword.

I also have placed a Order for my own specialized sword to be hand-forged, waiting back for a price on it.
Posted 3/22/15
I like your sword collection, dark phoenix. I have a large collection of Ranma 1/2 comic books (the whole set) that I value highly.
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Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/22/15

Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

Folded swords are great display pieces. Many are also functional if they are full tang but I find monosteel swords to be safer and tougher 'beater' swords.


then you like the 1095 carbon steel clay treated sword I just ordered today. In the light it looks like the edge is on fire.


Yeah 1095 differentially hardened blades can be real nice cutters and, if they are differentially hardened, have a more noticeable hamon than T-10. There's a nice seller called st-nihonto or something that has reasonable hand forged swords for pretty decent prices. And you can even customize stuff. They're quite responsive and will accept most reasonable customization requests.

I'm thinking of picking up a gunto sword and a tachi.

I just ordered a sword that have anime Otaku and sword enthusiast both drooling. Its made into a sandai kitetsu katana sword- handmade Roronoa Zorore - aka (ONE PIECE) fans will know it.
The blade of this sword is traditional Honsanmai structure. 1095 high carbon steel is wrapped by folded steel, after sharpening hard 1095 steel is exposed as cutting edge. The outer folded steel is hand-forged 13 times before it is forged together with 1095 steel. The grains are beautiful and unique. The hamon is also special and unique, it takes a worker three days to hand-abravise the hamon with different grades of grindstones. Every blade is unique because the grains and hamon can't be duplicated.The blade is full tang, good balanced in toughness and flexibility.The sword is suitable for heavy cutting, such as cutting trees, bambooes, bones and iron wires. It is a high-quality sword.

I also have placed a Order for my own specialized sword to be hand-forged, waiting back for a price on it.


I would advise against cutting anything above medium density, and the target should not be too hard. Cutting trees and bones and metal is usually part of a destructive sword testing that is done to show the extreme capability of the sword. Doing these things is highly likely to result in blade damage and scratches, no matter how great the sword.

If you want to do pure destructive test cutting, you will be better off with a monosteel sword with modern heat treatment since those are not as likely to have a weak spot (unlike folded blades). They are much cheaper than higher end folded blades and more reliable, but they don't look as nice or sharpen as easily. It's a trade off. Since the sword is made to cut people, I prefer targets that approximate that.

The blade can also bend or twist, even in "human" targets, especially if the cut is not straight. And the scratches and chips that occur generally are a pain in tha a** to repair.
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I like your sword collection, dark phoenix. I have a large collection of Ranma 1/2 comic books (the whole set) that I value highly.


Hated Ranma most of the time, but Huge fan of Ryoga. If only he would have given up of Ranma's fiancé and went with the sumo pig breeding girl who liked him.





Morbidhanson wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:


Darkphoenix3450 wrote:


Morbidhanson wrote:

Folded swords are great display pieces. Many are also functional if they are full tang but I find monosteel swords to be safer and tougher 'beater' swords.


then you like the 1095 carbon steel clay treated sword I just ordered today. In the light it looks like the edge is on fire.


Yeah 1095 differentially hardened blades can be real nice cutters and, if they are differentially hardened, have a more noticeable hamon than T-10. There's a nice seller called st-nihonto or something that has reasonable hand forged swords for pretty decent prices. And you can even customize stuff. They're quite responsive and will accept most reasonable customization requests.

I'm thinking of picking up a gunto sword and a tachi.

I just ordered a sword that have anime Otaku and sword enthusiast both drooling. Its made into a sandai kitetsu katana sword- handmade Roronoa Zorore - aka (ONE PIECE) fans will know it.
The blade of this sword is traditional Honsanmai structure. 1095 high carbon steel is wrapped by folded steel, after sharpening hard 1095 steel is exposed as cutting edge. The outer folded steel is hand-forged 13 times before it is forged together with 1095 steel. The grains are beautiful and unique. The hamon is also special and unique, it takes a worker three days to hand-abravise the hamon with different grades of grindstones. Every blade is unique because the grains and hamon can't be duplicated.The blade is full tang, good balanced in toughness and flexibility.The sword is suitable for heavy cutting, such as cutting trees, bambooes, bones and iron wires. It is a high-quality sword.

I also have placed a Order for my own specialized sword to be hand-forged, waiting back for a price on it.


I would advise against cutting anything above medium density, and the target should not be too hard. Cutting trees and bones and metal is usually part of a destructive sword testing that is done to show the extreme capability of the sword. Doing these things is highly likely to result in blade damage and scratches, no matter how great the sword.

If you want to do pure destructive test cutting, you will be better off with a monosteel sword with modern heat treatment since those are not as likely to have a weak spot (unlike folded blades). They are much cheaper than higher end folded blades and more reliable, but they don't look as nice or sharpen as easily. It's a trade off. Since the sword is made to cut people, I prefer targets that approximate that.

The blade can also bend or twist, even in "human" targets, especially if the cut is not straight. And the scratches and chips that occur generally are a pain in tha a** to repair.



Fear not I do not plan on doing much cutting with it, (don't think I run into a gang of thief's out in the woods, maybe a bear. )
I am more into doing sword training, mostly to get back in shape after my car crash left my left hip shattered now held together with plates and bolts. So I be training with it not cutting down my back yard.
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My collection is nothing compare to all those badass weapons you guys have.
I mean I can't use cards as weapons unless I was Cana Alberona.


Also how much did those blades cost, or is it handmade?
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My collection is nothing compare to all those badass weapons you guys have.
I mean I can't use cards as weapons unless I was Cana Alberona.


Also how much did those blades cost, or is it handmade?


I have some folded swords that I use for display, since my modern alloy swords are the ones I use for cutting. My cheapest sword is $300 and my most expensive sword is $800. The modern alloy swords are drop forged and the folded swords are handmade.

Nearly all my knives are handmade. I have Taiwanese and Japanese knives. The ones from Taiwan were bought from smiths that my family knows. I have visited their forges in person and I usually buy my sharpening stones from them, since stuff costs 3 times more here in the states. The average cost of one of their shop-made kitchen knives is $30 or $40. They also sell imported Japanese knives that I got for about $70 from the shop.

My highest end Japanese kitchen knives are around $400.

No wonder I don't have money for music boxes. I'm probably not buying any more kitchen knives anytime soon. I just like them because they make cooking so much funner and they get so ridiculously sharp it's almost unbelievable. I refrain from sharpening my swords too much since impact resistance is more important and a supersharp edge will chip and I have to repair that. I only collect fully functional blades.
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Posted 3/22/15 , edited 3/22/15

SportingNightRaid wrote:

My collection is nothing compare to all those badass weapons you guys have.
I mean I can't use cards as weapons unless I was Cana Alberona.


Also how much did those blades cost, or is it handmade?


I am working on building my own weapon crafting forge. most of my swords run from 120$ to 400$ American, I have a cheap stainless steel gauntlet designed with skulls plus 3 blades coming from it similar to wolverine's claws coming soon in the mail. That only cost me a little over 30$ As for the One piece Katana I just ordered its far over the cost of the others, being hand forged and hand polished.
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CDs I tend to just like the collection aspect of it. Im gonna branch out into buying records soon.
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