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Re: Katana Inquiry

Subject: Re: Katana Inquiry
by MrFranco on 2007/3/19 13:09:57

My opinion:

I have used the Paul Chen (PC) (Hanwei) Blades, Cold Steel, Last Legend and Oni Forge. So far I have liked both the Last Legend(LL)& Oni Forge blades, although it seems that Oni Forge (OF) tends to be a little more pricey than the Last Legend blades.

PC blaeds are okay but I havn't found them to be as good as LL or OF, unless you get one of their high dollar blades which I have seen crack and sometimes flawd in the hammon (temper line).

If you are going to use the blade for "tamishigiri" and are going to "abuse" it, there is no need for a folded blade. The "Differentially clay tempered" blades are perfect in both price and durability.

Feel free to call the companys and ask them. Most of them are very willing in helping you make the right decision. You can PM me for more info or recomendations
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