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    Hi Mike, PM Sent.

    Hi Mike,

    PM Sent.
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    Ok its been years so my Chinese is really rusty,...

    Ok its been years so my Chinese is really rusty, so other might want to double check my translation but the other inscription is:

    姚扔华存
    Yao Reng Hua Cun

    复旦大学赠
    Fudan Daxue Zeng

    'Fudan...
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    Stunning! Hope to see much more Kevin!

    Stunning! Hope to see much more Kevin!
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    I'm loving those shobu's. Can't wait to see them...

    I'm loving those shobu's. Can't wait to see them all polished up!
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    Thanks for the info guys, I appreciate it :)

    Thanks for the info guys, I appreciate it :)
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    Sword Fittings?

    Anyone know a good place to find antique or artisan fittings? I want to stay away from production stuff.

    I'm looking to start collecting by theme .
    I'm particularly looking for shakudo kashira,...
  7. Indeed it does, similar to an O-kissaki.

    Indeed it does, similar to an O-kissaki.
  8. Thanks John, I tried my damnest to get a full...

    Thanks John, I tried my damnest to get a full shot but I think my digital camera has some focus issues with wide shots. Can't wait to see the other photos!
  9. John told me that it was meant for cutting, and I...

    John told me that it was meant for cutting, and I tested this baby, and it made short work of milk cartons and tatami with equal prejudice.

    Unfortunately I cant seem to get a decent shot of the...
  10. Odinblade Custom Warderesque Two-Handed Saber

    When I came to the decision of getting a custom blade made, being a longtime katana guy whom has just begun learning all of what the European systems have to offer, I wanted a sword to reflect both...
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    Wow, John's right, the design on the right looks...

    Wow, John's right, the design on the right looks VERY much like my Odinblade (I just received it from John end of last week). I'll definately post some pics of it tonight or tomorrow for you to take...
  12. From my searching, you can find genuine peices...

    From my searching, you can find genuine peices like this ranging from 1500 - 2000+ USD depending on condition,age,etc.
  13. This style of bronze sword was common in the...

    This style of bronze sword was common in the Warring States period through the Western Han Dynasty. I certainly can't confirm its authenticity, lots of fakes on the market. If you can get more...
  14. For myself, I like my coffee Black with a medium...

    For myself, I like my coffee Black with a medium strength consistancy. The trick though is to get good fresh beans and grind them before you brew a pot. I find Starbucks has an overly "burnt" taste...
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    Actually lately I've been dabbling in some...

    Actually lately I've been dabbling in some European stuff so I did not even know Hanwei had the raptor series (I know I've been living under a rock). Hmm, hard choice as I also was debating the...
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    Cheness Ayame?

    I decided to take a break from Daehan Kumdo (Japanese Kendo) and refamillarize myself with my early Haedong Kumdo roots. As I already sold my old jinkum, Im looking to buy an affordable and...
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    Notthing fancy here...work in an office so just a...

    Notthing fancy here...work in an office so just a Sog Twitch I for me.

    http://www.knifeworks.com/productimages/sog/SOGTWI-21.jpg
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    Sticky: Hi everyone, name's John and I'm a newbie to the...

    Hi everyone, name's John and I'm a newbie to the forums. I figure it would be good to introduce myself as well.

    I just started taking up WMA/studying the Italian longsword last year, but have a...
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    At least for myself, aside from the added benefit...

    At least for myself, aside from the added benefit of physical activity in a society thats largely seditary, I really like the meditative and aesthetic aspects of it. Just with any skill, theres a...
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