Post by aussie-rabbit on May 30, 2015 12:43:15 GMT
Good review and some good pics -
"I think people are expecting a razor sharp edge for a $30 price tag. It takes time, dedication and skill for a sharpener to have the edge revealed shaving sharp. This sharpening is not as sharp as I would like, but it is functional to say the least. "
Sounds like they have improved their sharpening, previously the sharpening has left much to be desired ending with a course belt ground bevel, kudos to DSA for the improvement
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Post by Lonely Wolf Forge on May 30, 2015 14:05:57 GMT
as someone who professionally sharpens swords i must add that it does not take any more than 15 minutes to properly sharpen a sword to a hair shaving edge, this was an issue i spoke with DSA personally about when they sent me a sword to be reviewed, hopefully they have taken it into consideration and will implement improving sharpening
Thanks for all the replies thus far everyone! This was my first review, so I am pleased to hear it was enjoyed.
Croccifixio, I found that despite the weight, the sword is still capable of quick, crisp and successive one and two handed cuts. Granted, it would take a person of great strength to wield this sword in battle for a long period of time.
I think they discontinued them months ago and have been slowly selling them. They took the Ranger off their website awhile ago, but I emailed them and they still had 3 available so I picked one up while I still could.
I am not interested in knowing "whats-under-the-tang" considering DSA anymore...not at all. I posted mainly because they told us YEARS ago that this baaad unlicensed LOTR swords would be discontinued... just another brick in the wall... by the way Wes stripped down some of their swords...ask him about the tangs! Its... interesting.
alientude: Ugh...my Huawei katana was just delivered to somewhere in Iowa, instead of California. Something tells me this is going to be a pain to get fixed.
Mar 4, 2021 19:32:53 GMT
unom: yes. just found it, hence me deleting the previous comment, thank you sir !
Mar 4, 2021 15:31:55 GMT
Ouroboros: Check out the classified section unom
Mar 4, 2021 15:30:27 GMT
bruntson: How True RS. On the first production sword ($300) I recieved, I couldn't believe that the manufacturer wasn't proud enough of their product to put their name on the box, let alone include care/cleaning instructions or a warrenty.
Mar 3, 2021 21:07:31 GMT
RufusScorpius: I've bought a few things from KOA I can only say good things about them. I've never had a bum transaction so far. In the sword hobby the reputation of a vendor is more important than the maker of the sword itself.
Mar 3, 2021 14:07:47 GMT
bruntson: That makes a lot of sense RS. All but one of my production swords came from KOA and they are awesome to work with.
Mar 3, 2021 0:47:39 GMT
RufusScorpius: Yes, KOA monitors this forum. They are a sponsor, and I know that at least one of their people is a member and occasionally posts something. And most of us are their customers.
Mar 2, 2021 12:51:23 GMT
bruntson: I see that KOA has changed their photo of this sword to reflect that it has the faux white rayskin grips. I wonder if they monitor this chat.
Mar 2, 2021 4:00:48 GMT
bruntson: It's the same sword I ordered but with faux rayskin grips. No blade bends or twists, solid grip and no issues outside of the differnt grip. It is unsharpened but it's listed as battle ready for you backyard cutters.
Feb 28, 2021 23:31:03 GMT
bruntson: It was suppose to have a brown leather grip. I'm was very happy to find that I recieved a pattern 1827 Royal Navy officer sword with the the white rayskin (resin) grip and in perfect condition. What a deal!
Feb 28, 2021 23:25:12 GMT
bruntson: I just recieved from KOA, a Universal Sword British RN dress saber. It was one of their munition grade sword for $100.
Feb 28, 2021 23:23:49 GMT
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