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    Well....

    I have a Cheness Tenchi and like it just fine....for the money, i personally believe these 9260 blades are some of the best available for the beginner....(the thru-tempered blades are more flexible...
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    Well....

    Many Kudos to Loren for his willingness to stand good for it....
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    http://www.martialartswords.com/index.php ... try...

    http://www.martialartswords.com/index.php ... try these guys, they do some very nice work, and quite customizable.....
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    Well...

    You might also try MAS : http://www.martialartswords.com/index.php they have a blade in shirasaya available I believe, and it's L-6 .......If you prefer to just order a "custom" from them, they...
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    Ya Know....

    It's just really too bad that at times like this incident, that you couldn't just happen to have a couple bokkens there, and just toss him one and ask him to , "Show Me" ........ :D
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    Hey Keith...

    This question has probably already been answered, but I couldn't find a decent discussion on it so here goes :

    Whats the "big deal" on Tamahagane ? isn't L-6 better steel in every...
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    Well....

    I think the most important thing here is what we all have learned from this accident, not just who or what to blame......and I agree that there is a lot to said for the thought that "You Get What...
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    Very Sorry...

    Very sorry to hear of this accident....I don't personally know your husband, but have read with interest his posts since I joined this Forum a short while ago. I very much enjoy his postings for his...
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    Thanks ...

    Thanks for being so forthright.....in this day and age it's very refreshing to see......

    Suggestion : get some steady help to take some of the load off of you, even if it's just cleaning and the...
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    Well....

    You could buy a Cheness Tenchi ( it has "conventional" geometry) in the length you want in shirasaya, (plain wood scabbard and handle), and then send it to Brian over at Ronin swords to have it...
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    Well now....

    VERY nicely explained Keith....and this vindicates something I've had in the back of my mind (must be my opinion :) ) namely that the Japanese had it very much together when they "wound up" at...
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    Beautifully done Stephan.....MAS will definatly...

    Beautifully done Stephan.....MAS will definatly be the builder of my next one...:)

    I really think MAS is in a league of their own....Production ? ....Custom ? how about "Customizable...
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    Youbetcha....

    Lemme know when and I'll run up there with ya.....message ya my e-mail....PM sent....
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    WooHoo !!

    Great lookin' stand there Buck........now all we need is sumthin to cut....;)
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    Well....

    As I understand this, the rayskin Panels are just there for "looks" and conversly, the full-wrap actually adds strength and support to the tsuka......kind of like wrapping it with rawhide and...
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    I use Viva paper towells on my blades...they are softer than regular paper towells, and my Wife says they are actually washable.....don't know about that, but I know they are more spendy than other...
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    Hey Timo....

    Cheness does offer some blades in shirasaya fairly reasonable, and I don't think anybody has much of anything bad to say about their blades...........they also offer some length options and geometry...
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    VERY wonderful polish on those blades...

    VERY wonderful polish on those blades John........

    Someday I hope to have a blade worthy of such an effort.....now I know where it will go...... :)
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    Thanks...

    Thankyou Matt Goodman....wether everybody says so or not, we sure appreciate your efforts and skill.......
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    Cheness....

    I have a Cheness Tenchi, and like it very much, have cut some with it, and it does very well......Being a newbie, I don't have much experience with very many other swords. I do have a musashi...
  21. Purty color Adam....that guy does very nice work...

    Purty color Adam....that guy does very nice work .....
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    Well....

    Good answers to your questions so far,......you could also take a look here : http://www.roninswords.com/ .... Brian does VERY nice work for the money spent, and would be well within your price...
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    I kinda had the thot that he was using Dynasty...

    I kinda had the thot that he was using Dynasty Forge blades....."Daimyo Class" "Bushi" .... and the steel they use seems about the same as what he offers......if so, should be very nice packages...
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    Well....

    (1.) the book "Shogun" by Clavell....yes

    (2.) budget

    (3.) Definately yes

    (4.) Yes I display them, and yes there is room for improvement

    (5.) yes
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    hey Joo....

    Theres one thing you might consider.....we cannot hold these folks accountable for this kind of crap, (thats exactly what it is) unless we all know who they are....without somebody letting the...
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