Hey there, so, I am about to get a new Katana for myself and I wanted to try something new. While i want to have something that is quite resitant to bending I also want something that looks well. Now I have to choose between 9260 (monohardened) with a fake Hamon, or a T10 blade with a real Hamon. It is going to be used for full contact practice, so it will be dull, dont worry
Since me and my sparring partner are already a bit more experienced, both over 3 years, the extra flexibility of the 9260 might not be that necessary, but for sure not wrong and I was wondering if the T10 blade would be an suitable option, maybe some of you can help me out with own experiences.
Thank you in advance, and please excuse my language, english is not my mother tongue. Furthermore, I hope you can see my point, explaining something is not something that I would describe as one of my strengths...
Edit: What about a differential hardened 9260 blade?
Post by AndiTheBarvarian on Jul 14, 2019 16:29:50 GMT
For full contact practice you need a through hardened (TH) blade not a differentially hardened (DH) one with a hamon. With hard steel on steel contact the very hard edge of a DH blade (60+ HRC) can chip too easily and the soft spine (40 HRC) can take a set. A well heat treated TH blade with 50 - 55 HRC will be more flexible rather than taking a set and the blunt edge still hard enough to avoid saw teeth after steel contact. For this use a spring steel with ca. 0,6 % C is best, 1060, 5160, 9260 or others in this area. A good heat treatment is much more important than the differences between those spring steels. It's possible to make a TH blade with T10 or 1095 steel but blades made of 0,6 % C steel will be tougher.
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Jul 21, 2019 10:33:15 GMT
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Jul 21, 2019 10:28:55 GMT
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Jul 21, 2019 6:53:08 GMT
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Jul 20, 2019 23:12:32 GMT
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Jul 20, 2019 20:06:39 GMT
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Jul 20, 2019 20:00:39 GMT
stormmaster: i like fedex, but i dont like checks or cash
Jul 20, 2019 19:35:22 GMT
christain: Even if I owned it and it WAS REAL, I sure as hell wouldn't ship it FedEx.
Jul 20, 2019 19:22:35 GMT
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Jul 20, 2019 19:01:38 GMT
christain: Already have plans for the modifications that WILL happen when I get it.
Jul 20, 2019 17:37:17 GMT
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