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    Whoa... and I thought you guys were kidding about the really freakish people present here...
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    Someone has to preserve martial arts history. 95% of the martial arts world sure as hell isn't doing it.

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    sorry to burst your bubble but those arent very good swords. the made in china mark and the price should tell you that. any steel used to make any sort of blade reguardless if they are purly decorational or not can be sharpened. however how long and through what kind of use they will hold that edge makes a huge difference. i have a hand made folding knife that my dad bought me that i use for hunting though i plan on replacing it with a fixed blade by next hunting season for rust reasons as its hard to get blood out of the mechinism out in the feild and blood and steel do not mix. its blade is made out of a circular saw blade. even with my pathetic attemps at sharpening it will keep its edge through field dressing two deer and the rough butchering one which is fairly impressive. my buddy has a blade that he used to field dress and slice a whole deer into lil strips for jerky. that impressed the hell out of me.

    as to swords, you will almost never pick up a decent one for under $10 and if you do you robbing some one blind cause they dont know what they have. the work that goes into true Japanese katanas is unreal. but there is absolutly no way to mas produce them. they must each be made by hand. medevil type swords arent nearly as involved but it still takes time and effort to make them. and you never use stainless steel for a true sword, its to tough to work and generally is pretty poor at keeping an edge. heck most custome gunsmiths dont care to work on guns made of stainless cause its a pain.
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    I know it's not supreme quality. I just wonder how good it actualy is...

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (lol @ Nov. 21 2005,7:24)]Yea, so I got these two swords off ebay really cheap. I just got them in the mail today. They are a good quality, and for some reason I intrinsicly know how a good blade should look. The blades are decent sharpness, but I noticed they tend to veer to one side (slightly bent), which might be due to me test trial on the blades [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] . Does anyone here invloved in cutlery know how I can best take care of the swords, to keep the blade sharp, keep it from staining/rusting etc.? Thanks.
    This is how they look- http://cgi.ebay.com/ws....IT&rd=1
    I recommend Renaissance Wax. One coating on my swords almost 10 years ago has prevented rust.

    Those swords you linked are not my style. I have a few inexpensive historical replica pieces; I don't like the fantasy pieces. The only item in my collection I actually can wield is a katana. It's a cheapo one, with a stainless steel blade, but I keep it by my bed, and would get the job done in a pinch, provided my assailant is not armed with a gun (or, at least, is a horrible shot). Yeah, I'd prefer a handgun, but the wife is adamantly and irrationally opposed to them.

    Anyway, if I were ever to get a new sword, I'd get a more traditionally-made katana. However, for the several thousand it would cost to get the quality I'd like, I can think of many other things I'd far rather have: A really nice apochromatic refractor telescope, for one.
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    SINCE WHEN DID 90% OF PFT FORUM USERS COLLECT SWORDS!? [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_k_ani_32.gif[/img]

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    Since they were cool [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/biggrin.gif[/img] ! But they are more than cool. Swordsmanship and cutlery are time old skills that need to be kept alive. Apart from the time and effort it takes to make a real sword, crafting it in a scientific art to create the strongest "piece of sharp metal" possible, the feeling of just holding a sword is empowering. It's hard to explain, and you'd probably need to experience it for yourself. I won't speak of how it must have felt in centuries past, when people would carry these things into battle. Their very lives depended on the strength of the sword, and their ability to wield it as an extension of their very bodies. Plus, the use of such weapons are tightly intertwined with the martial arts that I love so dearly [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile.gif[/img] .

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