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  • #307

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    Keymaster

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  • #538

    Mark Gensey

    I would like to contact but I am having problem with the security code symbol…..ie I cannot find that symbol anywhere

  • #546

    Katanas

    Hey Mark, I’m having some issues with the email. Post any questions you have in the new “general questions” topic and we’ll try to answer them there. Thanks!

    Nate

  • #547

    Mark Gensey

    Thank you Nate !

    I was going to ask if you would still recommend the Tori Elite or the Furui Shishi for quality pieces.

    I am looking for a higher end Katana for practice and display

    thank you in advance

    Best Regards

    Mark

  • #549

    katanas
    Keymaster

    Hey Mark,
    It depends on a few factors: How much are you looking to spend and will you be cutting with it and if so what?

    If money isn’t a huge factor then my suggestion would be going with a Tamahagne blade, these blades are forged using the authentic method which yields a beautiful hamon. Additionally I’d recommend getting a katana with a full tang this will help with the weight and durability of the blade. Here’s one: Tamahagane Katana

    Another katana type to look at are those with Swedish powder steel, I’ve heard good things in my inner circle about the Kaeru (though I don’t personally have one). Additionally from what I’ve learned is that any swords that use Swedish steel tend to be higher quality because of the iron ores there, and if you use Swedish steel combined with an authentic forging style you’ve got a pretty sweet setup. Here’s a link to the Hanwei Kaeru

    In terms of the Tori vs the Furui, though the Furui is more expensive I’d have to say the Tori is probably one of my favorite swords. At first when I borrowed my friends Furui I was pretty excited about it but the more I compared it to my Tori the more I liked the Tori and didn’t think the Furui really out performed it for the additional cost you’d pay.

    Hope this helps Mark!

    ~Nate

    • #550

      Mark Gensey

      Hi Nate

      I don’t think my other post came through

      thank you for your suggestions they are truly appreciated

      the Katana I will be looking at will be for practice and display…no cutting.

      I was thinking of spending up to $2000

      I am 6’1″ 220lbs

      I hope I can contact you again with any other questions

      Best Regards

      Mark

  • #768

    Mark Gensey

    Hi Nate

    Just thought I would update you

    I bought both a Tori Elite and a praying Mantis.

    the Tori Elite is everything you said it would be…very impressed !
    the praying mantis is a different “cat” isnt it ! when I first pulled it out I wondered what I had bought. but after cleaning it and working with it a bit I have grown to enjoy it as much as the Tori.

    I want to thank you for all your help it is truly appreciated. I may reach out to you again now and then for opinions on Swords if that is OK

    thank you for everything

    Best Regards

    Mark

  • #774

    Katanas

    Hey Mark,
    Awesome so happy I could be of assistance and glad you love those katanas. Yea the Mantis sure is a bit of a different beast but still fun. Of course just comment in these forms anytime you have questions and I’ll do my best to respond! If you want I can even use your ‘testimonial’ on my katana recommendation page too? Let me know.

    Best regards,
    Nate

  • #776

    Mark Gensey

    Thank you Nate !

    All the Best

    Mark

  • #780

    Mark Gensey

    Nate you can use my testimonials anytime sir !

    Regards

    M

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