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carbon: Sharpened one of my C/S H&H swords for the first time using an adjustable fixture I made. Went from a little better than butter knife to an even, polished, paper slicing edge. It's a slow process but it does work. Nov 27, 2022 15:45:40 GMT
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George: If you buy one sword, you will want to buy more... Keep that in mind hehe Nov 22, 2022 15:24:20 GMT
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MastrJack: New to the sword game, but always been a fanboy. Moving on from buying/restoring old tools to swords. Any thoughts or advice is much appreciated! Nov 20, 2022 20:39:16 GMT
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khomini: The Takada Taira is very sharp and works well. The Japanese use it.
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Katsu: Man the Takada I owned and sold to tater is a freakin beast!!! Just BEAST!!! It’s so thick. She got dat junk In da truck but ffo Nov 11, 2022 18:55:11 GMT
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jckang: I have a papered Taira Takada 72cm blade. The school isn't well-loved by collectors, but were considered utilitarian at the time. Nov 11, 2022 3:54:55 GMT
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