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  1. WTT : Aaron Justice remounted chen bushido katana for european/cruciform hilt sword

    Ive got a 2nd generation paul chen bushido katana - tsuka remounted by Aaron Justice , I'd like to straight swap for any chen euro medieval sword or similiar price range and quality cruciform hilt...
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    Late war period type 95 NCO shingunto came with...

    Late war period type 95 NCO shingunto came with both a copper or a aluminium cast tsuka ,

    but thats as much as I can shed on this - I certainly dont know enough to declare real or fake .
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    speaking purely hypothetically

    as well as thinking about martial spirit and steel types - if I had to put a production sword edge between myself and serious physical harm I would want the sword to have the best quality mount...
  4. Sticky: stand up guys who have been a pleasure to deal with

    Aaron Justice
    William M ( martin )
    Adam Hart
    Kris Kormalee
    Karl Junitz
    Royal Gardner
    S Choi

    all good forumites who ive dealt with in the classifieds since 2008
  5. PC Bushido menuki - copper or pot metal ?

    HI there

    Ive got a set of Bushido fittings that are to be used on a tsuka rewrap , ive sanded the fuchi and kashira down to reveal the original copper ( nicer IMO )

    But the menuki are gold in...
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    bump for a great cutting sword

    Ive owned 2 of these beauties already and if I was stateside I would have it like a shot ( UK customs issues )

    The warrior series katana really is as tough as the marketing says it is and this...
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    The new alloy steel Paul Chen swords have a very...

    The new alloy steel Paul Chen swords have a very nice wild choji hamon - thats the bamboo mat and the lion dog - sharp lines , a well executed yokote and in the lion dogs case a nice O-kissaki .
    ...
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    If that is tamahagane its a waste of a quality...

    If that is tamahagane its a waste of a quality billet of steel ,

    The habaki is one of those offered by zhi sword in thier spares section - $15 I think, also the fuchi and koshira and tsuba...
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    Many thanks Joe I would want this to mount on...

    Many thanks Joe

    I would want this to mount on a katana but the small seppa dai would unbalance the flow of the mount .

    Thank you Joe and good luck with your sales

    Mick
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    Hi Joe Can you please measure the wakizashi...

    Hi Joe

    Can you please measure the wakizashi tsuba , height x width if its not too much trouble .

    many thanks

    Mick
  11. With regards to Jim Rousch's statement about...

    With regards to Jim Rousch's statement about chen/bugei swords being worthless aesthetically and functionally compared to nihonto - well its about the swordsman more than the sword isnt it ?

    I...
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    Tsuka shortening in the UK and EU

    Hello Guys


    I might buy another production katana this month and was wondering if anyone knows a reliable craftsman in the UK or EU who could shorten a tsuka and rewrap it for me.

    I Know it...
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    Thanks for the pm's - I was unable to reply sooner due to limited PC access

    I should add that the only sword with BoHi I would consider is a paul chen shinto , ideally looking for a katana with...
  14. WTB forged classic chen Katana ( UK and EU )

    Hi There

    I am looking for either a shinto ,PPK - any remounts welcome - would also consider Kris Cutlery katana , Cheness Kaze etc

    anything from 27" to 29 "

    The reason I am throwing the...
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    PM sent Marc mate Thanks Angelo - I didnt...

    PM sent Marc mate

    Thanks Angelo - I didnt have any authentic blades - just a few folded chens that Skip remounted - sorry to hear he's MIA , I got a lovely sword back from him and everything...
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    Please help

    Hello lads -

    Long time no post :-))

    Just getting over a terrible year - lost my job , house and got'getting divorced and at one point I had to sell some swords off to pay the rent :-(
    ah...
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    Hello there

    Can you please do me and anybody else who reads this thread a favour ?

    Please drop any personal attacks or questioning of anyones honesty ,

    if this started with PM's maybe it should have stayed...
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    Try saying that after a good few beers ;) Ive...

    Try saying that after a good few beers ;)

    Ive been looking at jabara maki and found a pic of this sword on google , very nice indeed especially the saya and the wrap style - whatever its called -...
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    Hey Joo Hwan its a little off topic but I...

    Hey Joo Hwan

    its a little off topic but I remember you did a few jabara ito maki wraps years ago before hardly anybody was wrapping tsuka( outside of thomas buck and fred lohman ) - have you...
  20. man thats one thick tsuba

    Yes theres a slew of these knocking around at the moment - its harsh to be told that you got shafted out of $800 for a $200 but its a learning curve that most of us have been on .

    man there must...
  21. HI there Will

    Hi Will hows things these days mate ? Yeah ive got your Ukigumo picture in one of my sword albums on the desktop - the one where its a comparison shot with the two PC Ninjato you remounted with the...
  22. OH wow

    I saw the pic skipped added and thought - ooh thats a nice sword , wonder what it is and who the lucky owner is - then I realised its another pic of mine that I have not seen yet ;)

    Honestly I...
  23. Hi Gwyn Thanks for the kind words , if you...

    Hi Gwyn

    Thanks for the kind words , if you ever plan on being in the north east of England drop me a pm and you would be very welcome ;)

    I must say though that out of the three tsuka in your...
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    Thanks Keith

    I really missed your food analogies and metaphors while I was on hiatus for a while , but hey - tires and bananas got the point home just as well as the burger analogy always did, :D



    L6 had...
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    Hi Joo Hwan I am pleased to see that your...

    Hi Joo Hwan

    I am pleased to see that your impeccable taste is still evident , this is a stunningly beautiful piece , and your quite right as it would compliment any daito,

    The wood burl...
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