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Thread: FS: Ukigumo Katana -Half Price-

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    FS: Ukigumo Katana -Half Price-

    Funds are tight, so I am looking for another quick sale on one of my shinken.
    (I appreciate I'm new here but do look me up over on SFI for reassurance)

    This is the "Ukigumo" or "Floating Cloud" (浮雲) Katana produced by "Oni Forge", AKA "Orochi Shinken", run by Loren Graves who I believe are now long defunct, only about 50 or so of these were ever made!

    Nagasa ~ 28 inches
    Tsuka ~ 11 inches

    These blades were Fred Chen pieces, along with Dynasty Forge, Huanuo Sword and others, hand forged and clay tempered etc. These are good working blades, nice balance, good cutting geometry, but still substantial. These are great blades for Iai, with a nice tachi kaze. The Ukigumo has a hybrid polish, finished by hand to show the hamon in a novel shade. Genuine rayskin samegawa, teal silk tsuka ito. Fittings are a mixture of brass (habaki, menuki & seppa) and steel (fuchi, kashira) silver/nickel plated for a rather striking "cloud-like" finish. This is the earlier version of the sword with silvered habaki and (the later models were plain brass). The menuki have a subtle patina. The tsuba is a dynasty forge wave theme that I fitted for my preference but I can include the original silvered tsuba if desired.

    Sword has largely just been handled and has only been lightly cut with once (Cardboard) and so has a few paper scratches, and a very small ding in the edge towards 2/3 down towards the kissaki as you can see: http://img651.imageshack.us/img651/8476/photofdt.jpg. It is not very noticable, does not affect the structure or handling of the blade and could be corrected by a polisher if wished or accepted as a battle scar in an excellent blade for Iai & Tameshigiri.

    You can't get these anymore, but if you could...
    RRP was 750$ US back in 2006 (c. 855$ today) plus shipping & duties.

    Yours for just £220 shipped in the UK.

    Shipping to EU etc available.
    Going, going...
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    Dear Jon,

    Please learn to parry.

    Love,

    Your Innards x

    The Exiles

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    If only you were CONUS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P. Farris View Post
    If only you were CONUS.
    I am willing to ship to the US, at buyer's expense.
    Dear Jon,

    Please learn to parry.

    Love,

    Your Innards x

    The Exiles

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    Price drop to £200.
    Dear Jon,

    Please learn to parry.

    Love,

    Your Innards x

    The Exiles

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    Sword sold pending payment
    Dear Jon,

    Please learn to parry.

    Love,

    Your Innards x

    The Exiles

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