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RE: Shinto Katana

Post by Charlie Brown » Fri 03.24.2006 8:04 am

When I see a sword like this one I also wonder, if this sword and its owner could have been a turning point in some battle.

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RE: nihontou

Post by Charlie Brown » Sun 03.26.2006 6:05 am

Here is a picture of an odachi http://japantrip.tripod.com/nodachi/norimitsu.html
This is truly a feat in superb craftsmanship. This is also the style Sasaki Kojiro used to duel Miyamoto Musashi, though I doubt it was this big. Musashi used a boken about 127 cm long, so the "drying pole" was probably more along that size.

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RE: nihontou

Post by keatonatron » Sun 03.26.2006 7:22 am

zengargoyle wrote:
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.


It's important to remember that speed is all relative (at least in this type of a setup where intertia isn't a big factor). If the bullet was fixed and the sword hit it at a high speed, would you expect the sword to break? (in other words, a fast bullet and a stationary sword is the same as a fast sword and a stationary bullet)

I guess the most impressive thing is that the sword is sharp enough to split the bullet instead of just deflecting it to one side.

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RE: nihontou

Post by coco » Wed 04.05.2006 7:20 pm

Snoopy, I miss your fighting story with 宮本武蔵 (with real swords) on the shout box. How about having a machine gun? :p

Or did you do 試し斬り with Clay-san 's HD? :@

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RE: nihontou

Post by kanadajin » Wed 04.05.2006 9:15 pm

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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Thank you tony :D

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RE: nihontou

Post by coco » Mon 04.24.2006 8:07 am

There is an other 剣豪 named 柳生助コ衛(1607-1650)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yagyu_Jubei_Mitsuyoshi
I watched new drama of "柳生助コ衛七番勝負" on NHK.

Some says 助コ衛 used 剣 by 三池典太(=大典太光世)。
you can see the original 日本刀by 三池典太(光世). and replica of 助コ衛's 愛刀. ↓
http://www1.kamakuranet.ne.jp/sankaido/denta.htm

http://www.nihonto.ca/miike/
↑ amazing! Hope you enjoy. :)
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RE: nihontou

Post by Charlie Brown » Mon 04.24.2006 8:47 am

cocoさん
どうもありがと

チャーリー
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RE: nihontou

Post by coco » Thu 06.08.2006 10:59 pm

今年の新作リストです。6月6日から18日まで。
http://www.touken.or.jp/museum/list_2005spring.html

"Sword Forging Competition Winning Swords in 2006" are on display at Sword Museum (yoyogi- Tokyo) til 18 th June.
English site is here.

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