Anyone know anything about Swords? Take a look at mine..

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  1. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    I have the slightest clue about swords, but from my limited guessing knowledge, this appears to be of asian decent as its kinda curved..

    My mom gave it to me with no idea about it, its been passed down through her family(lebanese) thats all i know.. Its very rustic and not in good shape at all, i also suspect its just a standard sword of no importance because theres no crazy intricate designs and markings.. I wouldnt mind finding someone around here that can bring this back to life and for me to keep and put up on a stand or something.. So if you have any information about it let me know im curious about it.. Its also kinda small which is weird to me..

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  2. For some reason, I was thinking those white trash swords they sell at swap meets and on QVC. An oldschool sword like that is cool though. And that's all I have to contribute.
  3. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    I don't have a lot to say, other than if it is an authentic samurai sword (corved blade, damascus style edge) then it is worth a TON of money. Those swords are generally passed down from family to family, and cost thousands to make. They are basically hand made (top to bottom) and very rare. My grandfather has 3 authentic samurai swords from when he was in the Navy (1940's) and visited Japan. Pretty crazy shit.

    ~Will Courtier~
  4. braaains

    braaains gubble gubble

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    cleaning the blade should be super easy. But it looks like the sheath is pretty torn along with the hilt.

    Like Bigwill said, if its authentic than its worth some $$$.

    Check out some katana forums. Someone there should have an idea.
  5. MSP

    MSP Haunting a dead forum...

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    Not sure if it's the real deal or not. I'd get it appraised, or take it to the Antique Road Show or something. Given that it's been handed down it might actually be real.

    And yeah, it's a katana. I learned that from years of kung-fu movies and playing RPGs. :)
  6. Chris

    Chris Raptor Jesus

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    Sundering Katana of Fortitude
    Req 8, 15^50
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    +30HP

    You know how we do.
  7. ThatHideousStrength

    ThatHideousStrength Junior Member

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    Match that with a Shield of Kalomoth and you get a boost of 120 HP and Speed increase of 15%.
  8. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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  9. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    okay, i did a little research

    its a kai-gunto from the imperial jap navy, from a colonel or major (two tassels)
    pretty neat, now im trying to find a sword stand to properly hold this up, then i can start thinking about restoring it.
  10. integra00

    integra00 Junior Member

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    if you restore it doesn't it lose its value ?
  11. Lord Kain

    Lord Kain Keeper of the Timeline Staff Member

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    On the contrary. But it must be restored traditionnaly (in a forge).
  12. Torx

    Torx Indigenous Nudist

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    in a forge?
  13. jake

    jake Vagabond

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    Just set your oven to 'clean'.
  14. TheDarkSeed

    TheDarkSeed Banned

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    This place is a cheap and quick to get something. But if you want authentic you should look around some import places, use some japanese sword forums to find good places.

    Here is a list of length for different types of sword:[7]
    Jin taichi: 84 cm and over
    Katana, Tachi: 71 to 76 cm
    Chisa katana: 60 to 66 cm
    Wakizashi: 55 to 58 cm
    Tantō, Aikuchi: 28 to 41 cm
    Yoroi toshi: 23 to 30 cm
    Kwaiken: 8 to 15 cm
    Daikatana: 80 to 90 cm

    I have a Daikatana, a Wakizashi and 2 Sai. They hang on a simple wooden 6 pronged rack they came with. They are not sharp, they are ceremonial and would have been used for purposes of gifting to someone upon an achievement such as rank or belt.
  15. Commissar Smersh

    Commissar Smersh 2020 Staff Member

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    Remember to wear a heat shield!

    You mean it wasn't part of your BDSM set? I feel so... used. :(

    Seriously though, you should get that thing clean up and displayed properly. Then create a legend around it's origin and importance.
  16. integra00

    integra00 Junior Member

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    it can be the sword from this movie. no one would know.

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  17. bigwill51534

    bigwill51534 Saint, Church of Ryanism

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    That's such a great movie... I got introduced to it on Deployment.....

    ~Will Courtier~
  18. WoodButcher

    WoodButcher just me

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    hans,
    I'm sorry I looked.
  19. j0k3r

    j0k3r El Chupacabra

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    Post a pic of where the blade attaches to the hilt, some more angles of the hilt, and a close-up of the blade edge on both sides. Get a camera with a higher resolution of possible.