Search:

Type: Posts; User: Aaron Justice; Keyword(s):

Search: Search took 1.85 seconds.

  1. Replies
    24
    Views
    14,124

    Not sure what creates alloy banding, but...

    Not sure what creates alloy banding, but AndrewHarrington forged a whaling knife and posted it here, it also had a large level of alloy banding. Couldn't find the thread though.
  2. Replies
    24
    Views
    14,124

    I saw the same effect on the Oni and Mantis...

    I saw the same effect on the Oni and Mantis swords I saw in person. It's not hada, the general concensus is that it's "alloy banding", a naturally occuring layering in the steel. Even the old Paul...
  3. Replies
    24
    Views
    14,124

    It's not HORRIBLE looking (says me, I could try...

    It's not HORRIBLE looking (says me, I could try to polish the thing, heh heh), but for the price... uh uh, no way. I'd expect a full traditional polish coming from China at that price. In a way it...
  4. Replies
    24
    Views
    14,124

    I haven't handled either one, but the 1500 dollar...

    I haven't handled either one, but the 1500 dollar mark is a good philosophy. Luckily I can work with things like buffalo horn and rattan and carve tsuka, or else a $1100 sword can explode to $2500 or...
  5. Replies
    24
    Views
    14,124

    Honestly, unless you find a retailer who can let...

    Honestly, unless you find a retailer who can let it go well under list, it's not worth it. The Paper Crane has beautiful fittings, but from what I've seen, the regular Paul Chen polish which looks to...
Results 1 to 5 of 5