Post by William Swiger on Feb 22, 2013 4:53:17 GMT
Thanks for posting. I really like this sword and have two of them. On one, I touched up the edges and removed a good bit of the antiquing from the blade and fittings. Just did it to make the two look different.
Yep - 2-handed by all means. :-)
"We can have no "50-50" allegiance in this country. Either a man is an American and nothing else, or he is not an American at all." — Theodore Roosevelt
As promised, some pictures. However I apologize as I am no photographer and the quality may be questionable. I do agree that I'll have to sharpen this to cut although as is I think I could do a few thrusts since the tip is considerably sharp. On that note, what are the best ways to sharpen? Whet stone, water stone? I've only ever sharpened knives so I'm really new to this. Also, in the photo with myself I have a sword frog however it doesn't hold the scabbard tight enough and if I do not hold it it will slide to the ground. Maybe I'm just using it the wrong way but can anyone clarify?
I bought one as a relatively cheap sword to begin doing more western cutting. I had to file the last 3 inches of the tip into shape myself, as it came with a 1mm edge.The rest needed a good going over before it passed muster too. Now, though, it cuts much better than I assumed it would, or expected it to.
I also massively improved my grip by soaking the leather, using p20 as a wetting agent, annd wrapped it super tight with waxed parcel string until it had dried. The spongy feeling's gone, it's slghtly slimmer and very grippy.. particularly after deep waxing it.
I, like Mr' Swigers, removed quite a bit of the antique effect... ahem.. and also filed down all the edges of the guard. Oh, and cracked thevery light scabbard while it was empty. May still use it as a core for a new one, but it's 3" longer than the blade. Not sure it needs to be any longer than it naturally is.
Anyway, cool review, and def worth doing the grip IMHO. Oh bugger. Forgot. I do think the glue holding the leather on the grip will not last long. It's just starting to go on the riser where I couldn't compress it with the cord wrap.
treeslicer: Well, shoot! It was worth a try.
Apr 12, 2021 2:40:29 GMT
christain: I gottaneedtawannahave (my wife's talk, NOT mine) a nice set of plate gauntlets, but they don't give those things away. I finally got a pair of sabatons (foot armor) and had to send the company a blank check and a sample of DNA.
Apr 12, 2021 0:42:06 GMT
christain: treeslicer---I don't have a 'nihonto', unless you count a great-sword, dagger, and a shield. Oh....and three sets of armor...maille, darkened plate, and polished plate. Matter of fact, I'll be getting more armor real soon.
Apr 12, 2021 0:31:25 GMT
christain: Djinnja----What do you need to complete your armour? Ask me---I may just have it and be willing to sell.
Apr 12, 2021 0:23:45 GMT
treeslicer: It's not senility. Your nihonto are infested with fox spirits. Send me your swords, and I'll take care of it for you.
Apr 9, 2021 7:28:16 GMT
christain: Disappearing swords? This would be a game-changer for sure.
Apr 8, 2021 22:29:12 GMT
christain: I'm getting old and senile. I found two empty sword scabbards in my 'dressing room'. I say to myself---"Where the heck are they?" I looked under the bed. Nope. I looked in every room in the house. Nope. Went back to my room and there they were.
Apr 8, 2021 22:17:12 GMT
Brother Nathaniel: Markus, I would love to see your thoughts on "Custer's Revenge". Over.
Apr 8, 2021 17:23:34 GMT
bruntson: Beef and Bourbon, say no more. I'm heading over.
Apr 7, 2021 19:27:41 GMT
christain: Inject the bourbon with a meat syringe and get to smokin'. (The ham, that is. )....McM
Apr 6, 2021 20:03:13 GMT
christain: Or maybe a big ol' brisket on the smoker with my special bourbon/garlic/onion injection., Put about a half cup of your favorite bourbon in a jar, chop and smash the garlic,slice the onion. Lid the jar and refrigerate for a day or two.
Apr 6, 2021 19:50:29 GMT
christain: Sounds great. May do that for July 4th. I never met a ham I didn't like!
Apr 6, 2021 19:17:58 GMT
christain: Happy Easter to you and yours also, Brother Nat. I had the Easter Bunny hide an egg in your yard with the SBG logo on it. If you find it, it contains a gift certificate from KOA for $10,000. Happy hunting!
Apr 4, 2021 22:03:22 GMT
christain: Does it really matter? I'll be eating ham for a week, then use the bone to throw into a pot of beans. That, and a big skillet full of cornbread....happy man here.
Apr 4, 2021 21:57:16 GMT
christain: My wife has a huge ham cooked up, along with potato salad, baked beans, and yeast rolls...along with a strawberry cake and a buttermilk pie. Buttermilk pie may sound gross to some, but don't knock it 'till you try it.
Apr 4, 2021 20:10:39 GMT
christain: Happy Easter, everyone. I hope you are all safe with family and friends. Hope everyone has a good meal and maybe a few drinks. Great weather to be outside here in E.Texas, so an outdoor meal would be great.
Apr 4, 2021 20:05:59 GMT
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