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  1. Justin, Without examining the bent swords,...

    Justin,

    Without examining the bent swords, i.e. the Gen2s, we have to go with the information we have, i.e. what they have in common. It is impossible to judge the harmonics, nodes, etc. from...
  2. Justin, Without examining the bent swords,...

    Justin,

    Without examining the bent swords, i.e. the Gen2s, we have to go with the information we have. It is impossible to judge the harmonics, nodes, etc. from photos.

    What Gus said.;)
  3. Not Gus but... Same material. Same design....

    Not Gus but...

    Same material.
    Same design.
    Same manufacturing process.

    Same "failure" is not entirely unexpected.
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    Bad politics trumped scholarship. I have...

    Bad politics trumped scholarship.

    I have remained neutral regarding this "promotion" despite my reservations about Alex Huangfu's character.

    Without the opportunity to review a copy of the...
  5. Quality control is really important, particularly...

    Quality control is really important, particularly when dealing with overseas suppliers.
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    Try this link: ...

    Try this link: http://www.angustrimdirect.com/models/tac/rugger.htm
  7. From what I understand of it Vista offers...

    From what I understand of it Vista offers beautiful multimedia abilities. BUT it is a RAM hog, takes forever to load, and really does best on machines with dual-core processors and many megs of RAM....
  8. That's marketing geeks and greedy shareholders to...

    That's marketing geeks and greedy shareholders to you, bub!;)

    Sometimes progress for it's own sake is anything but.
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    stickied by request.

    stickied by request.
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    There is a rule about actually having the sword...

    There is a rule about actually having the sword in physical possession.

    In addition, several members have pointed out that Ian is considering legal action against Oni Forge for failure to deliver...
  11. Jerry, Hope you aren't succumbing to...

    Jerry,

    Hope you aren't succumbing to narcissism or nihilism. Are you going somewhere?

    I generally don't pay attention to avatars, but Jethro is definitely not you. You have not once mentioned...
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    I agree that images would greatly improve the...

    I agree that images would greatly improve the chances of a sale for this sword and Tony's dao. As an alternative to posting, Tony could offer to email pics or provide links to images.

    In...
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    some answers on your "Should I polish this"...

    some answers on your "Should I polish this" thread.

    Use Photoshop or MS Paint. There are options for reducing picture size/quality.
  14. Rand, You can post pictures as thumbnails, as...

    Rand,

    You can post pictures as thumbnails, as opposed to attaching the images. When posting see "Additional Options", then "Manage Attachments", then use "Upload File" from your computer to make...
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    Based on the link pages this appears to be a...

    Based on the link pages this appears to be a decent pictorial glossary for Chinese swords, though the level of scholarship will need to be determined.
  16. Please use either thumbnails or links when doing...

    Please use either thumbnails or links when doing posting the images.
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    Undersized? Was the skin soaked or dry? I've...

    Undersized? Was the skin soaked or dry?

    I've found starting the cut from the underside (un-noded) side to be helpful. You can then pare around the nodes or for quik-n-dirty you can buy a set of...
  18. Besides...

    ...as a "weekender" who is running a side business Aaron is already at the limit for the number of swords, etc. he can sell on the non-business classifieds. He, and another few, have overrun the 1-2...
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    Hello Raffael, In general, the more...

    Hello Raffael,

    In general, the more information you provide, the more likely you will get an informed response.
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    FYI, the Babelfish translation:

    FYI, the Babelfish translation:
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    Yeppirs. It is NOT a real sword. That much is...

    Yeppirs. It is NOT a real sword. That much is apparent from the pics. Maybe a souvenir sword?


    Those are good indicators of a possible antique, but not all antiques were made that way and some...
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    Lee Y., As mentioned, there is a reason we do...

    Lee Y.,

    As mentioned, there is a reason we do not talk about Fight Club. See this for an explanation:
    http://forums.swordforum.com/showthread.php?t=59212

    Caveat Emptor.. A lot of "hype" is...
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    I'd like to compliment all for remaining civil...

    I'd like to compliment all for remaining civil during this discussion.

    Just a reminder: if you make an unsupported or unsubstantiated claim it is an opinion and should be interpreted as such. ...
  24. Sticky: * * * Link-Thru sales and Images * * * (or "Dude, where's my thread?")

    People are ignoring these two rules:
    8. Please do not post links that navigate people away to see sales on another website. If you post it here, it must be for sale here and no place else.

    This...
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    Anything that gets metal hot enough to fuse is...

    Anything that gets metal hot enough to fuse is going to affect the heat-treatment.

    IIRC there's a method which uses intense magnetic fields (not MIG) instead of heat to "weld", but it requires...
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