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    Angry On behalf of my husband

    I am extraordinarily insulted. Tinker has spent a heck of a lot of time and effort here and people who even own his pieces didn't bother to list him. WOW! Thank you for the omission!
    Linda Pearce aka Tinker's Lady
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    Michael "Tinker" Pearce

    http://www.tinkerswords.com/

    "Knowing others is intelligence; knowing yourself is true wisdom. Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power."

    - Lao Tzu

    "The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting."

    "To fight and conquer in all our battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excellence consists in breaking the enemy's resistance without fighting."

    - Sun Tzu

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    Never mind, Travis beat me to it with Tinker's url -
    Last edited by Roger Hooper; 02-17-2009 at 11:59 AM.

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    Man, in 2 1/2 years of checking out SFI almost daily, I never knew this subforum or list even existed. Maybe I have my user preferences set too tightly or perhaps I'm just not very observent...or both.
    "Without a sign his sword the brave man draws,
    And asks no omen but his country’s cause."

    ---The Iliad of Homer, Book xii, Line 283


    "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb deciding what to have for dinner; Liberty is a well-armed lamb."
    ---Benjamin Franklin

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    Quote Originally Posted by Linda Pearce View Post
    I am extraordinarily insulted. Tinker has spent a heck of a lot of time and effort here and people who even own his pieces didn't bother to list him. WOW! Thank you for the omission!

    I have been here on this site for years and yesterday was the first time I had seen this thread. Maybe this thread was started a very long time ago and recently got rediscovered via the search function

    I can only assume that this is an unintentional omission. Tinker is a name everyone here knows and appreciates so well and probably just assumed that he was on the list somewhere. I myself haven't been through the whole list yet.

    I understand your dismay at this, but I am positive this is just a poor oversight.

    Cheers

    Jason

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    <<<Sigh>>> I knew he was Loved... Thank you guys. While I am not on here much and usually get myself in trouble when I am, yall have been very understanding of my dismay. Thank you all!
    Linda Pearce aka Tinker's Lady
    Member of the Seattle Knights

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    chinese swords

    dear sir,

    i make chinese swords that are not wall hangers.


    check out the photos and please visit our web site it is not finished but you can see a little there.
    1. we hand make the steel from steel sand like the swordsmen in japan. we have had one documentary done on our work in Beijing dated 2008-2-01. the story is on youtube.com and you can check it out there.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=48jrt...e=channel_page
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vi2n6...eature=channel

    there is 3 parts of the documentary and you can fast forward to the parts that show our processes.


    2. http://forums.swordforum.com/showthr...=91862&page=10 here is a link to a sword forum that shows the manner in which we make swords and knives. the processes for the steel is the same for a sword as for a knife. in this story we are making a sword.
    Rich Chen

    zubeng@ymail.com

    http://www.zubengforge.com/

    My name is on the Sword and my name is my steel my steel is my heart, my lifes work.

  8. #58
    Extremely shameless yet timid self promotion here.......

    our site maybe an addition to the list???

    http://www.MADdwarfWorkshop.com



    haha

    thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidD View Post
    Extremely shameless yet timid self promotion here.......

    our site maybe an addition to the list???

    http://www.MADdwarfWorkshop.com



    haha

    thanks.
    Yeah I may as well get on the boat at this port too eh David? So I here this fellow is a decent sort - www.fableblades.com

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    Cheap swordsmiths

    There are many modern production katana manufacturers out there that make fine swords, and big forges that offer custom swords. But they still lack the "custom" feel, and/or quality of a custom smith. But swords made by custom smiths are often expensive, but there got to be smiths "in learning" that could offer their pieces for a more affordable price. Or smiths that just keep their prices a bit low(er).

    So I thought that if I get some replies with smiths that can offer affordable blades/swords we could make a list of it. Of course everyones idea of affordable is varies, but post with the word "affordable" in thought, anything is better than nothing .

    Cheers!

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    Around the holidays towards the end of the year custom smiths offer some really good deals. That is a long time to wait, but might be an option.

    The custom feel comes from a lot of work, if you can find a "custom" katana that costs you less than an average production model, I would check it out carefully.

    Swords can be expensive, but when you really think about what you are getting for the price, I believe they are worth it.

    The best advice I can offer is to shop around for the blade, and look into production fittings and find someone that can mount it up for you. Fred Lohman has been pretty good about responding to my emails, they might be within your price range.

    For a decent custom, I imagine you are going to have a really hard time getting something put together and usable for less than 3k unless you know someone offline that you have drinks with.

    Regards,
    Jonathan

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    Swords can be expensive, but when you really think about what you are getting for the price, I believe they are worth it.
    No doubt about it Jonathan, I am just looking into alternatives, as with all products there is competition. Tho with custom blades the demand is higher than the supply I would think, but still the prices of different smiths varies. When a smith gets known he can increase his prices, if that's because many people get to know of the smith in question or if his skills increases I don't know, but I think it's both. Also the smith in question may have different views on how much they feel is right to claim for their work.

    But still the difference between a Howard Clark blade and a James raw blade is 1000$, I don't want to get in a debate here nor step one anyones toes. But is the Howard Clark blade that much better, 1000$ better? Only the customer can decide that(if you do not put each blade under testing etc, maybe then you would see differences in preformance) and so it is the customers that decides the price - You pay for quality but also for the name.

    Also the value of our money is not the same in every country, this could also bring down the price of a smiths work.

    So my point is that there are smith's out there that charge less for their work than the next, and it does not have to mean that the quality is lower.
    Last edited by David Ljungström; 02-28-2009 at 03:31 PM. Reason: forgot: [/ quote]

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    Hmm I don't find a reason to why my thread was deleted and posted here in stead. This thread is not updated and even contains manufacturers such as kris cutlery etc, I think there should be two separate threads, one with custom smiths and one with manufacurers/dealers. Or this thread would need an update and some more info.

    Example:

    www.OdinBlades.com - John Lundemo, maker of Japanese style, European and Fantasy swords.
    Last edited by David Ljungström; 02-28-2009 at 03:46 PM. Reason: forgot [/ b]

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    I am so glad I found this thread. You can add me to the long list of Japanese Style Sword Smiths.

    John Smith http://www.smith-forge.org

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    Bladesmith & Sword Polishing:

    Francis Boyd (Chinese, Japanese and European Blades) - http://www.francisboyd.com/default.htm

    Bladesmiths:

    Rick Barrett (Chinese, Japanese and Fantasy Blades) - http://barrettcustomknives.com/

    Jesus Hernandez (Chinese & Japanese Blades and Knives) - http://www.jhbladesmith.com/
    Last edited by T.Lee; 11-20-2009 at 02:01 AM. Reason: Added content.

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    here's mine


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    New website for our custom weaponry: http://www.dragonsbreathforge.com

    We are pretty psyched with the new layout and look, but let us know if you see anything that needs changing.

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    Don't feel bad Tinker and Dave, I got left out too

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    Don't forget Steve Sells!

    bladesmithing, blacksmithing and wood working.

    www.fenrisforge.com
    "As steel sharpens steel, so does one person sharpen another."

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    new lutel web


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    Mike McRae of "Scotia Metalwork":

    http://www.scotiametalwork.com/index.html
    Brian Carpenter

    "Here's to ourselves, and hold your luff;
    Plenty of prizes and plenty of duff."

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    Virus alert in some old links

    Some of the links here are very old and lead nowhere but on the first page the links to the lonely mountain forge site lead to a ransom virus. My pc fixer said I got lucky as it is a ransom virus bluff, not the real thing, as It is fixable without losing all the data on your device
    Last edited by Joe Pittman; 05-17-2016 at 03:04 PM.
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