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    Username Post: First Katana--Help Deciding        (Topic#917789)
    plainjoe
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    12-20-11 05:06.52 - Post#2422089    



    Am considering a katana. It would be mainly for show, but want it well made enough to learn and have some fun with water jugs and such. I dont want a piece of crap.
    Have seen a lot for $60-$100(Mashiro,Handmade )
    Up in price a bit are:
    http://www.swordnarmory.com/Handmad...
    http://www.swordnarmory.com/Handmad...
    http://www.kultofathena.com/product...
    http://www.kultofathena.com/product...
    http://sbg-sword-store.sword-buyers...
    http://sbg-sword-store.sword-buyers...
    http://sbg-sword-store.sword-buyers...
    http://www.kultofathena.com/product...
    $300.00 is as high as I can go.
    For me, what would be the advantage/disadvantage between through and differential hardned.
    I welcome any info whether it be technical or personal opinion.
    ThankYou
     


    plainjoe
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    12-20-11 05:49.59 - Post#2422103    


        In response to plainjoe

    This is the the Ronin Dojo Pro I meant to link.
    http://sbg-sword-store.sword-buyers...
     
    branned
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    01-25-12 19:17.07 - Post#2435704    


        In response to plainjoe

    Cold Steel battle Ready Katana

    http://www.trueswords.com/cold-stee...

    If you want hand made:
    Himalayan Imports Everest Katana

    http://yhst-7333098713883 .stores.ya...
     
    knifetinkerer
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    01-28-12 05:15.26 - Post#2436645    


        In response to plainjoe

    Surprisingly, Masahiro is good enough.

    Get one. If you hate it, you haven't risked much. You can always use it as a beater or wall hanger.

    There are actually cheaper katanas that aren't totally horrible, but they really aren't quite good enough.

    Paul Chen Practical is slightly nicer than Masahiro, and the Practical Plus can be disassembled and reassembled.

    For the kind of fun you describe, consider also a wakizashi. Everyone wants a katana, but the wakizashi is awesome, underrated, faster to learn and use.
     


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