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Posted: 7/17/2002 6:30:23 PM EDT
Are the swords on shop at home TV actually any good? I am thinking of buying for some wall hangers but I don't want something that looks crummy and falls apart in your hands.
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 6:39:58 PM EDT
wall hangers??? if you want a good sword you can fight with check out:[url=http://store.museumreplicas.com/cgi-bin/www11650.storefront]mr[/url] everyting else looks cheap when you get close.
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 6:48:26 PM EDT
this is my next [url=http://store.museumreplicas.com/cgi-bin/www11650.storefront/3d36294900d28ee22750d8f5a5020669/Product/View/1091]baby[/url] [img]http://store.museumreplicas.com/isroot/www11650/ProductImages/mrl1091.jpg[/img]
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 6:50:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/17/2002 6:53:38 PM EDT by smarty_pants]
Way to go .308! I love claymores[%(] But you can't have it if your not a scott.
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 7:05:53 PM EDT
ah, now laddy. don't be tellin' a man what he can'ut have. between the Belted plaid, a pint of Guinness, a single malt scotch and the claymore i will be the finest dressed German at the Ren-fest..
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 7:06:55 PM EDT
they SUCK
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 7:13:44 PM EDT
For the most part Shop At Home sells Frost Cutlery and grossly overstates their value. I can't say for sure if Jim Frost has a hand in SAH but they are both in Chattanooga and both of their warehouse managers names are Jerry. Coincidence??? Jake
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 7:52:31 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/17/2002 7:52:57 PM EDT by SteyrAUG]
Get a REAL SWORD.. [url]http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=4638317[/url]
Link Posted: 7/17/2002 9:10:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By 308wood: ah, now laddy. don't be tellin' a man what he can'ut have. between the Belted plaid, a pint of Guinness, a single malt scotch and the claymore i will be the finest dressed German at the Ren-fest..
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German?! well I geuss it's better that French[:D]
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 2:27:27 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2002 3:10:35 AM EDT by mr_wilson]
Here are the top choices in Shinken and Iaido swords. (Iaido swords are for practice, Shinken are considered "live blades" and most Martial arts instructors worth their salt will tell ya that only swords made in Japan constitute the real-deal.) 1. [url]http://www.nosyuiaido.com/[/url] Talk w/ Rick as iaido swords generally take 8 weeks+ and shinken possibly longer. 2. [url]http://www.liveblade.com/tozando/index.html[/url] 3. [url]http://www.bugei.com/index2.html[/url] These swords are very strong shinken made from various sources such as Paul Chen (china) and in the US like Howard Clark (http://www.mvforge.com). 4. and for the budget minded there are several Paul Chen swords available from here [url]http://www.swordarmory.com/main_pics_pgs/es_armoury.htm[/url], make sure to check out the Pratical Plus Katana in the "Samuri Armory" in box next to Armory#2 and Shogun Armoury. One note, most of the warnings about Paul Chen swords being sharp are BS as over the past 6 months they supposedly have been coming less and less sharp, so expect to have to have it sharpened. Here's a nice, polite place to check out Iaido, Kendo and other Japanese sword related subjects, [url]http://www2.g-com.ne.jp/~japan/cgi-bin301/ikonboard.cgi[/url] Mike PS - Oh yeah, most of the home shopping stuff I suspect is typical gunshow crap.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 9:42:40 AM EDT
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Get a REAL SWORD.. [url]http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=4638317[/url]
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Not sure I'd trust that this is anything close to being a real sword as I stated above an Iaido is a training sword generally made of zinc/aluminum alloy and will NOT stand up to any abuse other than non-contact training. And the poster of the description doesn't even know the proper name for the temper line, (which is "Hamon"), I'd pass on this one. Mike
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 9:58:28 AM EDT
Originally Posted By smarty_pants: Way to go .308! I love claymores[%(] But you can't have it if your not a scott.
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] I'm a scot, does that mean I'm worthy? [8D]
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 10:05:58 AM EDT
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 12:02:41 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Aimless: What about Cold Steel? [url=]http://www.coldsteel.com[/url] Any good? I do think they are made in China...
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the swords at MR are $200-400.00 the swords at CS are [url=http://www.coldsteel.com/Twohandedgreat.html]$500.00[/url] i have no doubt if Lynn Thompson sells them they are high quality and very tough.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 12:38:51 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2002 12:39:11 PM EDT by CounterStrike]
These guys ([url]www.starfireswords.com[/url]) are nearby to me and we went to thier shop. Cool stuff but they won't put a decent edge on it for liability reasons. We asked if they test thier stuff out and they had us pick a sword off the rack, they wigged out and chopped the anvil with it. Messed up the edge a bit but was damn impressive. They call all thier stuff decorative or for stage use but it is some of the better stuff I have seen. As posted above Museum Replicas has lots of good swords as well but some of it is great and some is marginal. Alot of the Museum Replica stuff is made overseas but Starfire swords are very inexpensive for American made. At least worth the phone call.
Link Posted: 7/18/2002 12:58:58 PM EDT
Originally Posted By mr_wilson:
Originally Posted By SteyrAUG: Get a REAL SWORD.. [url]http://www.gunbroker.com/auction/ViewItem.asp?Item=4638317[/url]
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Not sure I'd trust that this is anything close to being a real sword as I stated above an Iaido is a training sword generally made of zinc/aluminum alloy and will NOT stand up to any abuse other than non-contact training. And the poster of the description doesn't even know the proper name for the temper line, (which is "Hamon"), I'd pass on this one. Mike
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"The poster of the description..." *LOL* And who do you think that is? [:D]
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