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#274574 - 07/27/08 02:54 AM uh? [Re: Charles Mahan]
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#274575 - 07/27/08 09:10 AM Re: uh? [Re: Adrian185]
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Nearly forty dollars worth, maybe.

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#274576 - 07/27/08 09:29 PM Re: uh? [Re: Adrian185]
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So this naginata wouldn't be good at all?
http://www.trueswords.com/dragon-naginata-huge-staff-blade-p-109.html




Good for what purpose?
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#274577 - 07/27/08 11:15 PM Re: uh? [Re: Charles Mahan]
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Just to practice and maybe to cut small branches in the back yard


Edited by Adrian185 (07/27/08 11:17 PM)

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#274578 - 07/28/08 10:40 AM Re: uh? [Re: Adrian185]
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Then no it is not suitable for your purposes. For practice you will need a genuine naginata not a guady replica and the instruction that goes with it. Actually for real practice you will probably need to start off with a wooden naginata. Something like this: http://bokkenshop.com/eng/318.html The instructor you find(assuming you can find one) would know exactly what you would need to get started.

The thing you linked to is good only for hanging on the wall. It is not meant for actual use and is likely to break with any serious contact. Of course, as hideously ugly as it is, I don't see that it has much decorative value either. It isn't really even shaped like a naginata. The fact that the naginata-like object you linked two costs somewhat less than the wooden training naginata I liked to above, should speak volumes as to the quality of the one you linked too.

As for cutting small branches in the backyard, you need a pair of loppers or a machete.
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#274579 - 07/28/08 12:26 PM Re: uh? [Re: Charles Mahan]
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The fact that the naginata-like object you linked two costs somewhat less than the wooden training naginata I liked to above, should speak volumes as to the quality of the one you linked.




But the wooden version doesn't come with a genuine custom pleatherette mystical dragon silkscreened fast-access sheath, does it, Charles? Hah! I didn't think so.

And we put so much scorn in those cheap stainless steel blades. The site currently says the stainless is not in stock; the current blades are black. That's GOT to be a step up in quality, right? Right?


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#274580 - 08/04/08 06:00 PM Re: are thease swords any good? [Re: Charles Mahan]
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haha! If you want a katana thats even near the real deal, you'll have to pay at least $350. A reasonable sword costs around $700(thats what I'll be buying). for $700, you get carbon steel, real same, real hamon line, good fittings etc. A good sword. Unless you're going to cut stuff with it(which I'm not planning on doing, its for decoration purposes).

Expect to be saving some money man, but expect to be loving your sword if you finally buy it(and you're going to do tameshi-giri with it). Swords should be picked carefully, because you have to pay it respect for the rest of your life.
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#274581 - 08/05/08 07:06 AM Re: are thease swords any good? [Re: paradoxbox]
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There's a lot of good info here but does anyone have any info on good sources for chinese broadswords?
Thanks

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#274582 - 08/06/08 08:51 AM Re: are thease swords any good? [Re: puffadder]
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Charles,
Please put this thread out of its misery.
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