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    not to wory..I am very happy that my writings...

    not to wory..I am very happy that my writings were able to help....

    Why the moderator censored my popst when I said NOTHING abouty and sort of "commercial commerce" is beyond me.. This reply to...
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    Hello: I am pretty much out of the armour...

    Hello:

    I am pretty much out of the armour business..have been for years..I still make a few pieces but that's mostly for my own stuff or for friends...

    As for this stuff hurting you...even if...
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    Mr Smith: Yeah that story made the rounds...

    Mr Smith:

    Yeah that story made the rounds starting from the day it happened. Some people do get what they deserve...Can I ask where you heard it? Just curious to know how far it has spread over...
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    Hello: Here is the sword that I mentioned...

    Hello:

    Here is the sword that I mentioned earlier in this thread...

    Gpoing back some 30 years or so... I was very close friends with the late Mr Robert Engnath..as close if not closer than...
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    Hyaku: OK I will admit that as a maker I am...

    Hyaku:

    OK I will admit that as a maker I am very guilty of what I call "showmanship" and that is, in all honesty doing nothiong more than showing what a properly made sword can do. Yeah, I cut...
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    Originally Posted by pgsmith Hmmm ... I think...

    Originally Posted by pgsmith

    Hmmm ... I think "Jackass Blade" would be an excellent name for a new movie! >>

    Sorta along the lines Stephen Chow's "Kung-Fu Hustle"??? For some deep, disturbing...
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    Chiburi Noto was out of the question unless I...

    Chiburi Noto was out of the question unless I wanted to take out a half a dozen folk that were standing around...But then again I am no Mr Segal, BLADEMASTER.... who would undoubtedly be able to...
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    "Jackass with a blade" I have seen far too...

    "Jackass with a blade"


    I have seen far too many of these at various knife shows...the most memorable was when I was next to the late Mr Robert Engnath when he was just statring to produce those...
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    As a long time (36+ years) LEO/Military type...

    As a long time (36+ years) LEO/Military type person, with decades of training in Batto and Ia..Well..the "technique" he displayed was well..what is the word?? Sloppy?

    It takes more to master a...
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    Uno Kobe Shobu Zukuri Tanto

    The blades look very nice but I guess you should not be putting up commercials on the forum.

    Edited by the moderator.
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    geeze I laughed so hard I started to cry!! I...

    geeze I laughed so hard I started to cry!!

    I needed a good pick me up

    JPH
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    Ken: Whatever amounts of meteoric material...

    Ken:

    Whatever amounts of meteoric material that are in this particular piece is simply "remanent" from a previous smelt. I did not intentionally use any meteoric iron in this piece..just the...
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    HEllo: I am sure that the Ir was a "hold over"...

    HEllo:

    I am sure that the Ir was a "hold over" from a previous smelting as I used some pieces from both the Odessa and the Campo de Cielo falls in it. Still the Hada shown is very unique and I am...
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    Helo: I just got an e-mail back from my...

    Helo:

    I just got an e-mail back from my associate at Sandia Labs in NM..

    They conducted a series of tests in the pieces that I sent...(the " cut off"..both the "Before" and the "After" as far...
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    So did Watson really give up his magic energy...

    So did Watson really give up his magic energy steel for technology? :)[/QUOTE]

    Hi!!

    You referring to his so called "Living Steel" with the "Magical Powers that can actually be measured" from a...
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    Just Finished Kogarasu Maru

    Iíve been away a bit due to a reoccurring hand problem so I am basically on light duty until that is resolved, so in the meantime I am doing a lot of little stuff here and there and one of the...
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    Paul: IO am strating to laminiate the shafting...

    Paul:

    IO am strating to laminiate the shafting tomorrow after I forge out the butt end of the shafting. This hafting will be somewhat "non traditional" as it will have sections that are coveres in...
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    Naginata Blade just finished

    Hello:

    I have been away dealing with some seriously nasty family problems coupled side by side with RPFS. Well I am getting down to the last of the Japanese stuff I need for book IV so here's a...
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    Hello: Hope no one minds some input from the...

    Hello:

    Hope no one minds some input from the other side of the anvil.

    Swords are being made today..right now that are, in many ways better than the antiques from generations past. Certainly...
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    Mr. Finn: Most of the ishizuki I have seen...

    Mr. Finn:

    Most of the ishizuki I have seen were either capped ended, "balled" or "Spade" shaped.. Haven't seen too many real "spike" ones but I say why not? I mean have it useable from either...
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    Custom made live naginata / spears

    Hello:

    Well I got busy the last few days out in the studio and finished up my "Mongo Humongous Naginata"...Here it is in all of its 22K gold leafed glory. Oly took me a little over a year...
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    Mr Cotter: It wasn't the metal...

    Mr Cotter:

    It wasn't the metal working/welding/construction part that was the biggest PITA..well, at least not for me..it was all the "other stuff"..especially the gold leaf and lacquer that was a...
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    Hello: Thank you for the kind words..this...

    Hello:

    Thank you for the kind words..this sword cuts wonderfully well...even though I have been told that my cutting style is more along the lines of a peasant swinging a sledge hammer...Which...
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    Finished at last! 18 months in the making

    Hello!!

    It's been a while since I visited as I have been out in the studio working and finally, after 18 months of experimenting I have finally finished my own sword...

    So here it is...
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    Hello: Ok now I can help someone else.... ...

    Hello:

    Ok now I can help someone else....

    As per your questions:

    <I hope someone with substantial sword knowledge could help answer:>

    Well I have been making swords for 40 years now so I...
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