Originally posted by Kaoru
I don't suppose you realise how ridiculous you sound. You have no clue what you are even saying. It takes years of serious training in forging a sword to learn to make one that is useable and SAFE. It will also cost you more than 50 dollars. You don't just pound a piece of steel together and suddenly you have a sword safe enough for actual use by a trained person.
Originally posted by Kaoru
I never said to forge it (thats beyond the limit of $50), I did'nt say anything about punding steel toghether. If I am wrong please point it out for me please.
Tougher has nothing to to do with it. It's the quality of the steel and the quality of the work done by a qualified swordsmith that matters. A cheap 440 steel blade is brittle and will break, but a quality sword that is made of good quality carbon steel most likely won't break unless one is stupid enough to hack at something they ought not, or, if some untrained person is attempting tameshigiri.
a sword has to be able to withstand even the worst cutting technique, or else it's not acceptable. yes you use fine steel. I never mentioned 440 stainless steel if I did please point it out for me please.
A quality sword made by a qualified swordsmith will last a person years, and yes, one can outlive a person's kids if it is properly taken care of.
A homemade sword made by someone who just used a lot of books and what have you, will not be safe for use. Before attempting to make a sword meant for use, one ought to go get proper instruction on swordsmithing. Otherwise, yeah, go ahead and try to make a sword for fun, but certainly, do not use it in practice!
I do read alot of books. but I never said you need to read alot of books to make a sword If I did please point it out for me please.
Wrong. That's your WORST choice. You really have no idea what goes into making a sword that is safe for use, do you.
If a person does not want to spend the money, then they should get a bokken. Besides, an untrained person has no business using a live blade in the first place, so they should buy a bokken if they want to play with a sword.
I never said anything about playing with swords (swords are weapons not toys) I find it interesting that you associate them with playing. the sword arts are not a game. If I said differently please point it out for me.
What kind of idiotic statement is that? Sorry, but that is so wrong it's not funny.
Don't put quotes around the word "educated," because that is being spiteful towards those that have put in their time in the dojo. If you want to be sarcastic, please do it somewhere else. Simply put, a homemade sword will not be allowed into a legit dojo. A sword used in practice must be deemed safe by the sensei.
It wasn't intended to be sarcastic, the label "educated" is the one that loudmouth knowitalls give themselves, real educated people ask for proff and reserve their opinions on an object until they have enough information about said object. I never attacked people who attend dojos. I never said to take your sword to a dojo. If I did point it out to me please.
Then, please don't come here and say silly things like this.
It is not the karou website, if it is please point it out to me.
That is not the way you test a sword, BTW. Even I know that.
Are you implying you dont know much? I didn't even mention what the test would consist of. If I did point it out to me please.
Actually, what would probably happen, is that the homemade sword will break quickly and quite possibly injure the person using it.
How do you know? How many "homemade swords" have you seen?(is this an example of the form of "educated" I was talking about).
And, who in their right mind wants to ruin a good sword with such a silly test? I certainly wouldn't. I wouldn't, even with a good shinai I liked.
someone who is sure of their swords performance has no trouble with this kind of testing. some of you are very impressed by the supposed super L-6 katana, its maker has been recorded smaking anvils and metal tabletops for fun. would he do this if he was afraid of breaking his sword?
How about you stop talking and get into a good dojo. That would be a good idea.
you are just full of ideas arent you? just one more question for you : How many swords have you made? just wandering sience you give to appearance to know so much on the subject.