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#433249 - 07/12/11 08:16 PM Re: What's so good about legendary Japanese swords? [Re: davidb]
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opps ... i ignored the original question...what is so special about the legendary japanese sword..... I held a 17th century katana last week valued at $10k....oh my. It's like holding something sacred.... you become very aware of the history and can see the skill that was required to make it. I make swords myself and I am aware of what makes a good sword [there is so much more to it than my quick short reply above]

If you mean are Japanese katana the ulimate sword... no not really but the techinque and skill involved is awe inspiring. The differental temper was a monumental technical feat of engineering for that time period. In the hands of a trained a Samuraiit is a weapon of massive ability.... there are viking blades that are stronger and tougher but a japanese blade it a pure cutter... the physics are incredible

Metallurgy wise modern swords today are better. I am not refering to the mass produced crap you can by. BUT the skill of a Japanese swordsmith if that of a craftsman and an artist. The skill [ to me ] makes the difference

A good high end modern custom made sword can run $3000 to $15000 depending on the smith

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#433251 - 07/12/11 08:35 PM Re: What's so good about legendary Japanese swords? [Re: davidb]
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Originally Posted By: davidb
A good sword to a not so good sword has a lot to do with metallurgy and the skill of the smith NOT to screw it up.A good sword holds an edge and is tough enough to handle impacts and cutting. If a sword wards, twists or bends in the hand of a novice then it 's likely not a good sword. An skilled swordman can "use " a good sword to cut because his technique is trained to cut properly. even a bad sword CAN cut.

A reputable smith can forge a strond blade with no micro cracks in the steel. these micro crack and stress fractors can eventually lead to the demish of the blade during use.

Metallurgy -wise the steel has to be harden enough to hold a good edge but tough enough to withstand impact.


Good swords flex

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#433253 - 07/12/11 09:15 PM Re: What's so good about legendary Japanese swords? [Re: 47MartialMan]
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yup... and stay straight after they flex. Flexibility is a part of the toughness factor and at the same time are hard enough to hold a sharp edge.

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#433257 - 07/12/11 11:22 PM Re: What's so good about legendary Japanese swords? [Re: davidb]
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But even a quality blade deserves to sing and be listened to.

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#433271 - 07/13/11 11:34 PM Re: What's so good about legendary Japanese swords? [Re: iaibear]
47MartialMan Offline
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Originally Posted By: iaibear
But even a quality blade deserves to sing and be listened to.


Depends.

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#433272 - 07/13/11 11:35 PM Re: What's so good about legendary Japanese swords? [Re: 47MartialMan]
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Originally Posted By: 47MartialMan
Originally Posted By: iaibear
But even a quality blade deserves to sing and be listened to.


Depends.



On another note, I think the Japanese blade is made of two parts

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