from holding it is very front heavy and the hamon is rather fake.the edge is like a knife edge but shorter.i have not cut the mats yet but i will do the test today and show some pictures later.i can not show how i cut them because i don't have anybody to take the pictures sorry.
this sword was very hard to cut with i know that you sopsoe to wet tatami mats and these where a little lose as well.but i was thinking this be a good test to see how it can cut under these ways.i put the mats on a poll i stick in the ground and use the rubber bands to hold it. ya i know very silly but i did what i had too. and what i got.
after 2 trys with the sword it only did cuts on one part of the mat.
to test this right i did try to cut with a water bottle. but as you can see it made a bad cut. the blade was very dull.
so i desided to accusharp it.
afer a few min of sharping you can tell the differences.
after a few more trys i try to cut agean but with no better.
after this i put the mat on the ground and deisded to cut it on the ground and got a cut that was not very good and not clean.
as far as this being a practical blade i say not.its too heavy to do any real swing with it.but you can swing it.its not fully full tang only the handle gos to half of the tsuka.but i recommend if you still getting this sword to try it on bamboo.and sharpen the blade good before useing it.
history right - no fantasy right - 4/5 handling - 3/5 structure strength - 3/5 blade strength 4/5 overall 4/5 recommend as a light cutter and bamboo cutter.
Probably fault of the geometry, that bevel (I hear) will mess things up good (the one the blade started with), but then the sheer mass of the sword doesn't much allow itself for clean slicing of small targets, either, I imagine.
Shame about the tang, too. Have you tried to disassemble it to verify?
So it seems the only thing this sword really has going for it is size. That's a shame, I want a big sword, but this one doesn't seem to be the one. Though it bears the advantage in the price realm...
Any chance you might try altering the geometry a bit? Maybe a proper polishing? Would you be up to it? Anybody else think it'd be a good (or bad?) idea? Am I asking too many questions in this paragraph?
Anyway, sorry it's not so good. Hopefully you find a way to improve it, maybe, or just enjoy it for what it is.
this test i admit was on a rush but i did try my best of what i know. this sword i say cuts like a stainless steel one. it has the same style of the blade made.i say if you want to get this sword get it. just take it or send it to someone to have it sharpen on a stone.
I have to say that as "functional" as musashi advertise this as it is just too unwieldy to be a good cutter. I think that if you go over a certain length with a production blade that you lose the harmonics and geometries of the blade working properly. To make a long blade that works the way a sword should takes considerably more work than just making a production level katana. Good review, too bad about not being about to cut with it.
RufusScorpius: I don't like the traditional large German beer steins: the beer gets warm and flat by the time you get halfway through it. Probably OK for the English because they like warm beer (UK refrigerators are made by Lucas Electric)
Sept 22, 2022 11:21:12 GMT
carbon: I looked it up...sounds like a heck of a party Andi. Glad you are still with us.
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