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    Default Itame and mokume hada

    Just recently I have been told by a senior student in my class that swords which have a mixture of itame hada and mokume hada should not be used for cutting, but those swords which only exhibit only itame hada should be used for cutting? Anyone care to share their thoughts??

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    Jeremy Hagop
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    And swords with masame hada explode when you swing them... and don't even mention ayasugi -- they are very likely to cut the user.
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    And don't ever leave a blade with nashiji-hada out too long -- they soften up and mold so fast!

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    Jeremy, bounce over to the Nihonto Message Board at http://militaria.co.za/nihontomessageboard/index.php. That's a much more appropriate forum for sword questions.
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    Ken:

    Jeremy tends to post the same question on every forum related to swords to get as many opinions as possible including the NMB. It's already there. And it's been answered a couple times already.

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    Yeah, sorry about that, Keith. I just found his question over there.

    Maybe I'll learn some day....
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    Been there, done that!

    Thanks for all the input Keith and everyone else. I guess theres no real difference in jihada when it comes to sharpness and strength of a sword blade. What the senior student was talking about is that he believes itame hada, or ko-itame hada make a more cohesive blade, hence more suitable for cutting.

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    Jeremy Hagop

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    See I read that and wonder if the guy could pick up a blade and even be able to name the hada of that particular blade. I'd bet money that he couldn't.
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    Default Lmao

    You guys are so funny. I love the idea of different jihada having different special effects and powers.

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