Try this.

Discussion in 'Himalayan Imports' started by Ankerson, Mar 10, 2003.

  1. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    For those with swords try this. :D

    Free hanging paper cut 3 times, first cut it in half then take the corners off.:D



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  2. BruiseLeee

    BruiseLeee

    Sep 7, 2001
    :eek:
     
  3. ferguson

    ferguson

    Feb 21, 2001
    You hold it and I'll cut it.;)

    Steve
     
  4. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    Rigggghhhhhtttttt...:D


    It's not as easy as it sounds, it takes perfect form.;)
     
  5. Bill Martino

    Bill Martino

    Mar 5, 1999
    I might be able to do it with my scissors.
     
  6. Daniel Koster

    Daniel Koster www.kosterknives.com Knifemaker / Craftsman / Service Provider

    Oct 18, 2001
    I have an exacto "sword" I'd be willing to donate for Bruise to try out...

    :p
     
  7. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    No cheating.:D

    I used my Katana to cut it.:)
     
  8. munk

    munk

    Mar 22, 2002
    The paper looks thick. Would this work with typing paper?



    munk
     
  9. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    Yes it will. :D

    I used 22 weight computer paper because that is what I have the most of. :D


    Remember no tearing means you did it right, it takes a perfect cut to do it.
     
  10. SamuraiDave

    SamuraiDave

    Apr 6, 2001
    Gotta question, I am using 400 grit paper to maintain the convex edge on my HI Katana. I cannot get it scary sharp.

    Are you going upwards to 600 and 1200 grit?

    I still need to build a stinking strop...:eek:
     
  11. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    Cutting has more to do with proper form than how sharp the Katana is. My Chen Katanas are not Scary sharp.

    The sharper the edge is the finer the edge becomes and with a true convex edge you don't want it that sharp.

    I am not sure about the HI Katana, I think I would get a Strop.
     
  12. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    SamuraiDave,

    My Paul Chen Folded Steel Katanas are true Japanise Katanas so I would have to send them off to be Polished (Sharpened).


    With the HI Katana a strop would do fine.
     
  13. munk

    munk

    Mar 22, 2002
    What does a Paul Chen cost?



    munk
     
  14. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    The Folded Blade Katanas start at $579 and go up from there.


    http://www.shadowofleaves.com/folded.htm


    They also have fordged blades for $140 and up.


    So you might be better off with a HI to start with then progress from there.
     
  15. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    For Munk :)


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  16. munk

    munk

    Mar 22, 2002
    Beautifull.

    I've asked these impossible questions before- like the beginner who typcially asks the forum what the best HI khuk is- but with swordsmen of equal skill, what would happen when a HI Tarwar met a Japanese Katana? The Katana is faster, but the Tarwar could break it in two.

    munk
     
  17. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    Having a Tarwar and Japanese Katanas I am not sure if the Tarwar would break a well made Folded steel Katana. Real Katanas are very strong, unlike some of the cheap ones you hear about. Break a cheap Katana? Yes no problem.;)

    I have read test reports of people cutting Concrete blocks in half with well made folded steel Katanas with no damage.:)
     
  18. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002

    The swordsmen with the Tarwar would lose because he would be handicapped too much by the weight (Slower) of the Tarwar. Also most Katanas are alot longer than the Tarwars.
     
  19. munk

    munk

    Mar 22, 2002
    interesting- but a different opinion was offered by other person (s?) during those amazing christmas Tarwar sales.

    just curious,
    munk
     
  20. Ankerson

    Ankerson Knife and Computer Geek Gold Member

    Nov 2, 2002
    Yeah, I remember those, we were all trying to help Bill sell them. :)

    Really, the Tarwar is a good sword, but the Handle needs to be about 2" longer and the blade could be thinned some to make it alittle lighter.;) You loose alot of speed due to the weight and the handle is too short for good 2 handed hand position.
     

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