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    Custom JkOO Sinosword katana tanto qiuck review

    Hello fellow swordsmen, I received my customized folded steel katana a few days ago from JKOO Sinosword (sinosword.com), and I'd just like to do a short photo review of the sword. Pics aren't great but here you are.
    Let me say what a frustrating experience over email. A rather lengthy customized order via email exchange is hard to do. However Mr. Yang couldn't be more accommodating. Language barriers are difficult to overcome. I basically was looking for a wide and robust blade with plenty of niku. It took from March, begining of the project till end of May to complete and ship. Overall I am quite satisfied with the final product. I'm very impressed by the fact that the blade's measurements are exactly the same as I specified. The specifications of the katana are as follows:
    Katana;
    Nagasa: 28.5" or 72.39mm
    Tsuka 14" or 35.56mm, with the nakago extending all the way back.
    Tsuka full wrap same, white with Tsukamaki Hishigame.
    Two menuki pins.
    B8 dark brown Silk Synthetic silk ito Brown
    R57 tsuba.
    A3 fuchi & kashira.
    M1 Menuki.
    Silver habaki, seppa.
    Y21 Saya rayskin top part
    E03 Koiguchi,Kurigata & Kojiri brown buffalo horn
    Brown sageo
    Most important;
    Blade: very sharp with lot niku
    Kasane (thickness at habaki): 8mm
    Sakikasane (thickness at start of point): 6mm
    Motohaba (height or width edge to back distance at habaki): 35mm or 3.2cm
    Sakihaba (edge to back distance at tip): 23mm
    Double hi/bohi
    Geometric yokote
    Double bohi Kobuse
    Chu- kissaki
    Sori: (about 16mm)
    Folded steel (see lot of folded activity)
    Notare polish
    Midare hamon
    Cost $418.00 plus shipping


    Tanto:
    OK Tanto;
    Osoraku zukuri
    Folded steel with clay tempered hamon
    Fittings: Tsuba LO2, Fuchi Kashira A3, Mekugi MO1
    Full hand polished and sharpened.
    Full tang construction
    Ready for real use
    Specifications:
    Nagasa(Blade) 34cm(13 1/3")
    Sugata(shape) Osoraku-zukuri
    Kitae-kata Folded steel
    Shiage(Polishing) Mirror
    Tsuka(handle) 14cm(5 1/2")
    Tsuka-maki Hineri maki(with hishi-gami)
    Samekawa(rayskin)Full wrap,
    White
    Tsuka-ito(wrap) Artificial Silk ito, B8
    Sageo E3
    Fittings Iron
    Saya(Scabbard) Pointed saya for of blade, Black
    gloss
    Kojiri, kioguchi, Kurigata: Brown Horn
    Cost :$153.00 plus shipping.

    I have to figure out how to post pics but a
    here are some:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaKL...ature=youtu.be

    All in all the blades are great, Both are beefy monsters, the fittings could be better, the tsuba was wrong one, but for the investment I think the gamble paid off.
    One becomes a true samurai when you need not unsheath your blade in order to win a battle, that is the way of bushido...........

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    Do you have any pictures of the katana? I'd love to see some nice pics of the katana, as well as the tanto.

    Edit: Nevermind I just saw that you are trying to post pics. If you have a photobucket account, you just need to copy the IMG format from the right side of the picture.

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    ok thanks I try that tomorrow.
    One becomes a true samurai when you need not unsheath your blade in order to win a battle, that is the way of bushido...........

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    Picture of katana folded steel

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    One becomes a true samurai when you need not unsheath your blade in order to win a battle, that is the way of bushido...........

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    One becomes a true samurai when you need not unsheath your blade in order to win a battle, that is the way of bushido...........

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