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  1. Thread: Eku in water

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    Try a blend of linseed oil and tung oil

    Try a blend of linseed oil and tung oil
  2. Thread: Koto Wakizashi

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    Koto Wakizashi

    I have a koto wakizashi for sale. Please check the link here and email me for more details. Please don't pm here as I don't get notified of messages here. ...
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    Whether you can or should continue to use the...

    Whether you can or should continue to use the blade for cutting depends on a couple of things. It does not sound like the chip is deep or large. If you can, you should try and smooth off the edges...
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    Hi there, Sold the tsuka for $300 and i needed...

    Hi there,

    Sold the tsuka for $300 and i needed the cash to pay for a foot injury I have, the guy was only interested in the tsuka and its fittings, but it still comes with a nice modern leather...
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    No not yet, only have sold the antique tsuka...

    No not yet, only have sold the antique tsuka separately.
    You interested at all?

    Cheers
    Jeremy
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    I'm the person who bought it back in 2008. Now...

    I'm the person who bought it back in 2008. Now I'm selling it and using the link to describe the sword and provide people with the quality photos. If anyone needs further pictures please ask.
    ...
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    price dropped to $2000usd!!

    price dropped to $2000usd!!
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    Obon festival now in town. Give it until next...

    Obon festival now in town. Give it until next week.

    Jeremy
  9. Thread: jo length

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    jo length

    Is there a special jo length for practising aikijo waza or can anyone of any height use the standard 4.21 shaku jo? Is that the same do SMR jodo also?
    Kind regards,
    Jeremy
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    1800's shinshinto katana for sale

    Bought this sword from Moses back in 2008. Excellent condition mumei shinshinto katana. Nice ubu nakago, and decent polish. Selling to fund another longer sword which i wish to purchase. This katana...
  11. Thread: Help please

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    One place for that thing. Trash heap. VERY...

    One place for that thing. Trash heap. VERY obvious fake..not worth a dime.

    Kind regards.

    Jeremy
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    Wide katana vs tapered katana

    Can someone list the pros and cons of the wide nambokucho style katanas with hardly any difference between the motohaba and sakihaba, and the pros and cons of the tapered katanas, where the motohaba...
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    You can indeed have a good iai blade from a good...

    You can indeed have a good iai blade from a good swordsmith in rough batto polish for about 400,000JPY ($5000-$6000), if you know where to look. As Dave has mentioned, it is best to get advice from...
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    Shobu Raptor katana for sale

    If anyone in Australia is interested, I have a Shobu katana for sale on e-bay through my friends website:
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    Here is a link from the dojo I used to train at...

    Here is a link from the dojo I used to train at for 4 years (2003-2007). Mori Sensei gives his thoughts in this article:

    http://yoshinkan.info/newsletter/NL175_Mar10.pdf


    Kind regards,
    ...
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    For those of you who are Steven Seagal fans like...

    For those of you who are Steven Seagal fans like me, he is going to be appearing in a reality TV show. For those of you who didn't know, he has been a part time policeman in Louisiana for the last 20...
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    Thank you all for responding to my post. It has...

    Thank you all for responding to my post. It has been most informative.

    Kind regards,
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    Don, I am quite aware that it is a Japanese...

    Don,

    I am quite aware that it is a Japanese word, having studied Aikido for 4 years and iaido for another number of years. Maybe I wasn't very clear with my question. If, for example, I was...
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    Meaning of budo

    Does the meaning of budo only pertain to the Japanese martial arts or can other martial arts be considered budo, such as Filipino MA, Chinese MA etc.??

    Kind regards,
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    Tachi with buke mounts

    Hi guys,

    Would it be possible to mount this tachi with buke zukuri katana koshirae?

    http://www.aoi-art.com/sword/katana/08046.html

    Kind regards,

    Jeremy Hagop
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    Thats what I was trying to get across. I am about...

    Thats what I was trying to get across. I am about 6 foot 1 inch tall, and have fairly biggish hands to suit my height. And one of the tsukas on my cutting swords is quite thinner in circumference...
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    Thin Tsuka vs Thick tsuka

    Hi guys,

    What is everyones opinion on thinner tsukas vs thicker tsukas, in terms of keeping the cutting angle true? I have found that it is easier to keep my hasuji perfect with a thicker tsuka...
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    This is another piece of writing from Yamaoka...

    This is another piece of writing from Yamaoka Tesshu , stating his thoughts on sword lengths, for those of you who have not read it before:

    "In the past, various well known swordsmen have made...
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    Hi guys, About a year ago I got Kim Taylor to...

    Hi guys,

    About a year ago I got Kim Taylor to make me a pair of Ipe escrima sticks. They have held up pretty good, considering I have been bashing them on my stack of used car tires, as part of my...
  25. Thread: Tsuka length

    by jezah81
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    Tsuka length

    Hi guys,

    Ive read in so many places that the "standard" way of calculating tsuka length is to measure two hand spans and 2 finger spans long. What sword style is this method of calculating correct...
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