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my first katana

Discussion in 'Non-Firearm Weapons' started by csa77, Mar 31, 2012.

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  1. csa77

    csa77 Member

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    on a whim the other day I decided I want to buy a katana (just to hang on the wall and look cool lol) so i did some research and ended up buying a kris cutlery 29A its differentially hardened 5160.

    3 main reasons i choose this over some of the others in my price range ~300$

    I wanted a blade with a convex profile(niku?)
    I love the look of the swept handle(tuska?)
    I also wanted a forged in kassaki?

    im really impressed with how solid this thing is, it sounds stupid but when I hold it really feels like a weapon its also much lighter then it looks, i havent put it on my postal scale but according the kris its supposed to weigh 2.5 lbs without the scabbard.

    id love to do some cutting with it but i have no idea how to properly swing this thing so it will just stay on the wall.
     

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    hso Moderator Staff Member

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    Kris makes real using swords, so your first pick is a good one.

    Look for a local Kendo school and sign up.
     
  3. Dave Markowitz

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    That is NICE.
     
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