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#114620 - 03/11/05 11:34 PM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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what is the purpose of habaki (katana part)? i started to worry cause i'm planning to buy paul chen practical katana and i just heard that its habaki is made of plastik and it will brake when used.. so im not gonna spend my last money on it if thats true.. exept if it's not fatal flaw and can be replaced when/if broken.

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#114621 - 03/12/05 08:06 AM Re: Is there anyone who dosen't want to argue, 'cause this is an open subject
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I wouldn't buy a Paul Chen in any case. Not the Practical series anyway. I haven't heard of a plastic habaki. Sure you've got the right part? Check Richard Stein's Japanese Sword Index. There is a visual glossary of sword parts there. You can find the site by searching google with the name of the site.

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