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  1. Thread: Menuki ID

    by Liam Cognet
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    Thanks! I couldn't tell what it was under the...

    Thanks! I couldn't tell what it was under the ito. Even now its hard to make out.
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    Actually I found several kendo kata shoto which...

    Actually I found several kendo kata shoto which are the right length. They are shorter than most production wakizashi on the market.
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    Essentially I'm looking for a production blade...

    Essentially I'm looking for a production blade which is as close to 16" as possible.
  4. Thread: Menuki ID

    by Liam Cognet
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    Menuki ID

    Can anyone point mw toward a picture (unobscured by ito) of this Menuki?

    They are on a Cheness O-katana.
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    Brisbane. Just not sure if one type of bamboo...

    Brisbane.

    Just not sure if one type of bamboo is better than another.
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    Bamboo for tameshigiri

    What is the best bamboo for tameshigiri available in Australia?
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    Are the Cold Steel Dragonfly blades available...

    Are the Cold Steel Dragonfly blades available from another dealer?

    The Dragonfly o-tanto seems to be the only 15inch blade in production.
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    Dragonfly origin

    If Cold Steel gets its warriot series blades from Dynisty, where does it get its Dragonfly series blades from?
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    Shipping long packages from the US

    Hi all.

    Can someone advise me on the best way to get a Cheness O-katana in Australia?

    The supplier in the US cannot ship via the US postal service because of package length restrictions.

    Is...
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    Chaness O-katana

    Does anyone know of a retailer of the Cheness O-katana in Asutralia?

    Apparantly Chaness cannot ship outside the US due to size limitations.
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    ko-wakizashi

    http://www.namiryu.com/namiryu_blade.html

    This is a photo from a Nami Ryu site. The wakizashi look short, what you would call a ko-wakizashi, I guess.

    I actually prefer a shorter Wakizashi...
  12. Thread: o-tanto

    by Liam Cognet
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    I've just e-mailed Sabyr Imports to see if...

    I've just e-mailed Sabyr Imports to see if they'll come down in price on the o-tanto. I found their actual website here: http://www.sabyrimports.com

    No reply yet but I'll see what they have to...
  13. Thread: o-tanto

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    Well Sabyr are in Queensland which is convinient,...

    Well Sabyr are in Queensland which is convinient, but Kult of Athena have theirs for $195US = $256AU. It's a saving of nearly $100AU.

    Aaron Justice, what are these Kult of Athena like? Are they...
  14. Thread: o-tanto

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    I know getting swords from e-bay is not...

    I know getting swords from e-bay is not recomended, however, the o-tanto is a mass produced sword so it should be allright.

    Camn anyone recomend an ebay dealer, there are several that carry cold...
  15. Thread: o-tanto

    by Liam Cognet
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    o-tanto

    A place in Brisbane said they could get me a coldsteel warrior series o-tanto for $600AU. They said to tell them if I find it cheaper somewhere else.

    Does $600AU seem like a good price?
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    avatar *sigh*

    Sorry about this but where in my user CP do I click to change my avatar. I can't find anything about it other than a description of what an avatar is.

    Never mind, got it.

    Ignore, ignore!
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    Actually I've had a better look at the Ritter...

    Actually I've had a better look at the Ritter Steel swords and to me they look...funny. They saya are weirdly shaped.
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    Thanks Michael, The only other sword I've...

    Thanks Michael,

    The only other sword I've found at that length is a wakizashi made by Ritter Steel, they have one which is 24".

    Does anyone know of any Ritter Steel dealers in OZ?
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    long or short wakizashi?

    I posted a similar question in another forum a while back but I think it may have been the wrong forum.

    I train with a wooden kodachi which is 22" total length. I'm looking for a wakizashi to...
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    Last Legends Wakizashi

    What's the deal with LLwaks? I can only find katana on the internet. I read something about LLwaks comming out in August but I still can't find anything.

    Thanks.

    PS an OZ link would be good.
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    Steve J N, Can you psot a link to the website?

    Steve J N,

    Can you psot a link to the website?
  22. Ivory would be the closest thing to tooth. That...

    Ivory would be the closest thing to tooth. That being expensive, how about bone, say whalebone, or camelbone to stick with the 'desert' theme.
  23. Is a crysknife the raw tooth of a sandworm or is...

    Is a crysknife the raw tooth of a sandworm or is it 'carved' from the tooth of a sandworm?

    If the crysknife is carved from the tooth of a sandworm then the blade could be any shape a Fremen...
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    length?

    What does "overall length" refer to? Is it end of tang to tip of blade? or is it end of handle to tip of blade?

    My wooden kodachi is 22 inches from the end of the handle to the tip of the blade....
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    Wakazashi too long

    I am a practitioner for SMR jodo in which we use long and short sword. The short sword or 'kodachi' that we use is about 22 inches total length. I'm looking for a wakazashi of similar length. All...
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