Hi, I am new. Have done skk and Bujinkan, and am currently studieing Shotokan. Have no sword making experience, but lots of knife sharpening over the years.
Anyway, have always wanted, but never bought a katana, and currently think a ko-kat would be cool.
I would like to know if anyone has ave bought one of the sinoswords discounted blades, and cut it down on the blade side to a ko-Kat, and used the remainder to make a knife. Kinda simulating a broken blade.
If you cut down a differently hardened blade on the blade size, you will have a soft (and badly shapen) kissaki. Having it shaped right by a pro will probably cost you more than a new sword, and the kissaki will still be soft.
This might work better with a TH sword, but still shaping a proper kissaki is not a beginner's job. On the other hand might be a fun project, so this might be a way to go indeed.
Why not order a new ko katana from Sino, or from Ronin for instance? You can get Ronin ko-katana new below $300.
I realise the differential hardening on the point won’t got round the Point. That is why I am considering sinoswords dean discounted swords. They already have the DH messed up on the point, hense the discount. They look pretty good, and are priced $ 69-79 plus shipping, That is a price I could be ok with, not 300. And there are several ko-Kat out there that could meet my desire/design. Part of this is to have something I am at least in part responsible for its form in the end. And to have a ko-Kat with full length Saya and a matching tanto, or cool kinfe with weird profile that will have a story behind it. As to the tip. I know it won’t be authentic. I was thinking simple chisel point close to 45 degrees. I am planing on a blade length of around 18”. I know it would be important to get one that has a bo-hi only on the near part of the blade or none at all.
christain: Don't feel alone, Scott. I gotta work Sunday while the rest of the family has Easter dinner. That's okay though...I'll just eat double when I get home.
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Apr 20, 2019 3:09:55 GMT
redscorpion: Ah, I see now. I stand (or rather sit) corrected. Nice seax. Been thinking about picking one up for myself.
Apr 19, 2019 1:16:10 GMT
christain: Congrats, Nord! Nice looking seax you have there. You've waited patiently, and now...the reward! When you decide you want a Viking longship replica built, I know a couple'a guys.....
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nerdthenord: Lol, I posted pictures Scorp. In my own thread and the new acquisitions thread.
Apr 18, 2019 22:48:45 GMT
redscorpion: Good for you, Nord! But.... no pictures = never happened.
Apr 18, 2019 22:25:43 GMT
nerdthenord: Well, I pick up my seax Tuesday, which is just perfect lol.
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Djinnobi ☽✮☾: Yea thanks for viewing my thread, chris!
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nerdthenord: Christain, sent you a PM about that sheath. Oh I am so exited for my seax! It is supposed to be epic! I updated my thread about it btw.
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