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Post by Charlie Brown » Wed 03.22.2006 11:29 pm

I don't know if any of yall share the same appreciation of the Nihonto, as I do. But, when I saw this one dated around 1671, I just had to share it with somebody.
http://www.nihonto.com/11.16.04.html

Makes the imagination run wild.

Chris

P.S. be sure and read about the cutting test.


If only I could win the lottery:D
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Post by keatonatron » Thu 03.23.2006 12:53 am

...I don't think it's safe for you to win the lottery.

You might want to try to test their "two bodies, one stroke" guarantee.

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RE: Shinto Katana

Post by coco » Thu 03.23.2006 1:55 am

Have you ever heard about Miyamoto Musashi(宮本武蔵=みやもと・むさし)?
They say 宮本武蔵 used 上総介藤原兼重's Swords, because 和泉守藤原兼重いずみのかみ ふじわらのかねしげ is the same person as 上総介藤原兼重.
Others say that he used Swords by 和泉守藤原兼重 who are not same person as 上総介藤原兼重.

$97,500.00! :o

I wonder it is expensive or not.
There are some expensive Nihonto.
http://www.token-net.com/zyuyo.htm
You can see the pictures of 5300万円 Sword.
I can't believe there is somebody who can buy a sword priced 53,000,000yen(5300万円,I can't count with $..$500,000?) :o:o:o
If you like to know some more about Nihonto,Here is the siteof Nihon Bijutsu Token Hozon Kyokai or the Society for Preservation of the Japanese Art Swords(loong name). Now 橋本龍太郎(はしもと・りゅうたろう)is the Chairman of the NBTHK. Mr.Hasimoto was a prime minister during 1996-1998.
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RE: Shinto Katana

Post by Charlie Brown » Thu 03.23.2006 2:19 am

I think everyone would be safe if I could afford a sword like that. I would add on a room to my house just for it to be admired in.


I've heard of Miyamoto Musashi( The book of five rings, and the basis of the Samurai trilogy). Did not know the smith that made his nihonto though. Thanks for the link and info Coco san.

Chris(Charlie)
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RE: Shinto Katana

Post by coco » Thu 03.23.2006 3:32 am

Is Charlie Brown going to test cutting of nihonto with Snoopy?:o 
I believed Charlie is a pure/harmless boy forever. :( 
Oh! I hadn't seen the real world.

If poor Snoopy will be "two bodies", I’ll take one of it. Then I'll bring under the hammer.(on the web auction!) :P

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RE: Shinto Katana

Post by aKuMu » Thu 03.23.2006 5:47 am

did you see the video where they shot on a fixed katana and the bullet splitted in two?
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RE: Shinto Katana

Post by Charlie Brown » Thu 03.23.2006 7:40 am

I haven't seen that Video. Can a clip be found on the internet.

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RE: Shinto Katana

Post by AJBryant » Thu 03.23.2006 2:14 pm

I love that video. :)

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RE: Shinto Katana

Post by hyperconjugated » Thu 03.23.2006 7:48 pm

Nihontou, overrated.
Get one of these babies!
And the nice thing about these...

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RE: Shinto Katana

Post by kanadajin » Thu 03.23.2006 8:06 pm

did you see the video where they shot on a fixed katana and the bullet splitted in two?
Yeah I saw that on Discovery channel i'm not sure if it was myth busters... But yeah I saw that.:D It was sick!


EDIT: Are Katana's and Nihonto's the same thing?
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RE: Shinto Katana

Post by AJBryant » Thu 03.23.2006 9:48 pm

EDIT: Are Katana's and Nihonto's the same thing?


Generally speaking, yes. But not all nihonto are katana, while all katana (properly speaking -- not counting Chinese knock-offs) are nihonto.


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RE: Shinto Katana

Post by zengargoyle » Fri 03.24.2006 3:41 am

heh, sweet video. i watched the machine-gun one first and my first thought was "hey, i know that announcer's voice!"...

it's not that suprising though... i would expect any heavy-duty piece of cutlery to be able to split a few bullets before failure, lead and copper are very soft metals. it sorta looked like more damage was done by the bullets that just glanced the side of the blade.

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RE: Shinto Katana

Post by Charlie Brown » Fri 03.24.2006 4:15 am

Great video, thanks for the links.

Some military bullets are steel core, I wonder if the machine gun bullets were also.

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Post by Rejpal » Fri 03.24.2006 6:33 am

... what a wonderful piece of art!
It would be interesting to know if it had been ever used and how many times it had been repolished (since it's more than 330 years old, it's said that good sword needs to be repolished once per 100 years).
But I suppose that blade had been only used during the tameshigiri (cutting test) because there is no visible wear on the edge.

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