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.
Katsu: Hey Merch! Just wanted you to see this
Sept 12, 2023 13:12:00 GMT
nerdthenord: Lol, well that’s on them
Sept 8, 2023 16:40:43 GMT
RufusScorpius: Not so good. Had a big argument with my housemates. They said the place was haunted, I said I've lived there 183 years and never saw a ghost.
Sept 8, 2023 16:04:53 GMT
nerdthenord: Also, how you doing Scorp? Doing ok myself.
Sept 8, 2023 13:37:45 GMT
nerdthenord: It's pretty cool that water can be neutral, an acid, or a base without changing any of it's physical properties, but instead the theoretical definition of acidity used.
Sept 8, 2023 13:31:43 GMT
nerdthenord: I do love that when you talk about acids and based with a chemist though you have to specify what theory and definition of acids you are using. It's very easy to teach and understand the PH Scale, but it's not nearly as simple in real life
Sept 8, 2023 13:30:49 GMT
nerdthenord: True, it can't be completely dismissed in extreme conditions. I personally doubt it would be "Normal" matter, with protons, neutrons, and electrons though. Might be exotic matter like quark matter. Big disclaimer, I am not a theoretical Chemist either.
Sept 8, 2023 13:29:03 GMT
RufusScorpius: I wonder if there's another planet where their swords are made from Unseptbium and the hobbyists there are arguing about the properties of it's various alloys?
Sept 8, 2023 13:16:11 GMT
RufusScorpius: the existence of elements beyond the 7th period can't be dismissed. Like the theory of proton decay, we don't have the technology to devise an experiment to confirm or deny it. Esoteric elements MAY exist around neutron stars, magnetars, and etc.
Sept 8, 2023 13:11:54 GMT
AndiTheBarvarian: Nuclear physicists are the nuclear constituents' accessories to deliberate about themselves!
Sept 8, 2023 6:49:26 GMT
nerdthenord: There’s a reason I’m not a nuclear physicist lol
Sept 8, 2023 6:09:56 GMT
treeslicer: No, it's because proton charge repulsion overwhelms the strong nuclear force due to the increasing nuclear diameter. The nucleus is too fat rather than too heavy.
Sept 8, 2023 5:35:09 GMT
nerdthenord: I don't believe in the hypothetical 8th period of the periodic table myself, at least in regards to normal matter. Oganesson, Element 118, probably filled the table. Beyond that, it's just too heavy to be stable.
Sept 7, 2023 23:17:35 GMT
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