The Swords of HI

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by DannyinJapan, Jan 11, 2006.

  1. paua


    Jun 16, 2008
    This thread has too many good pictures to be kept away from people without search function.
  2. C.S. Graves

    C.S. Graves

    Jun 13, 2006
    As many Tarwar pics as have already been posted, here's my villager by Bura, with Kumar Karda by Kumar himself for comparison:


    How sweet 'dey is! :D
  3. moogoogaidan


    Feb 21, 2009
    i have a smooth handled tarwar but have noticed that most have the carved rings in the middle. how would i go about adding those rings myself -- i like the look better and imagine it would help a bit with grip.
  4. kronckew

    kronckew Basic Member Basic Member

    Aug 17, 2003
    you use a bow lathe :D
  5. b.c.molin


    Nov 28, 2008
    HI Manjushree Sword #1: 27.5 inch/26 ounce.
    This was the first example of this model to be sold on 11-15-2004. It was purchased from the original owner, Ben Sweet. The photo's were taken by him too.




  6. MLarson


    Dec 6, 2009
    Wow, that is a beauty!
  7. Abaniko


    Jun 2, 2006
    Very Nice, BC. Congratulations! :thumbup:
  8. C.S. Graves

    C.S. Graves

    Jun 13, 2006
    Oh man, that's the best lookin' Manjushree I've seen!
  9. sweet


    Nov 11, 1999
    I'm happy she went to a good home:thumbup:

    This one I hand picked from Yangdu & Uncles place during a break at the Reno Konvention


  10. ThePepperhead


    Apr 8, 2007
    I would LOVE a manjushree sword like that, except with a horn hilt.
  11. b.c.molin


    Nov 28, 2008
    Many thanks for the kind comments.

    I intent to keep this beautiful example of Sher Kami's talent in as good condition as Ben has done.
  12. BFH44


    Nov 3, 2010
    that is a beautiful piece if work
  13. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    God I was so arrogant. I wish I could delete all those posts. Anyway, 2011 I will try to start over fresh and rebuild my HI collection. I've already sent a special order request to Yangdu for a DIJ tarwar. We'll see how it turns out in the spring.
  14. moogoogaidan


    Feb 21, 2009
    What's a DIJ Tarwar?
  15. Duzzy


    Sep 1, 2009
  16. DannyinJapan


    Oct 9, 2003
    If the kamis do it right, you'll see soon enough! No huge changes, just subtle adjustments to certain angles...
  17. JayGoliath


    Mar 27, 2010
    Danny & gang,

    Has anyone ever fancy a fullered Tarwar with chiruwa handle?
  18. DaBird


    Jan 3, 2006
    WOW --- what a GREAT THREAD and as a "newby" , I did not know that HI made so many nice swords in the past.

    I would request that some of the owners repost your photos as there asr more then 1/2 the photos that just show a red X.
  19. steeldust


    Aug 3, 2005
    I agree. Can't have too many pics of cool swords, especially of the ones that are no longer made!
  20. HighCarbon&Caliber


    Mar 31, 2012
    I don't claim any special expertise here, but my understanding is that the main battlefield weapon of a samurai during this period would be a spear or naginata (glaive). Thus, the use of the katana on a battlefield would be more like that of a pistol or even knife, as a backup if the main weapon were lost, broken, or combat became too close. A 5' heavy wood handle with an 18" blade on the end sounds like just the ticket against someone wearing armor!

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