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by thenabi
Wed Jan 28, 2009 11:04 pm
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Traditional polish
Replies: 3
Views: 6997

Re: Traditional polish

Hi, this doesn't sound so surprising, but it's very interesting the bits about a possible serious acid etch in sword antiques. Also ironic about the ridge of the jian being straight where previously hidden. :roll: We all love to sharpen... I always wondered about the feasibility and practicality of ...
by thenabi
Sun Jan 18, 2009 1:06 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Thai Blade?
Replies: 2
Views: 3059

I have no education in Thai weapons but it sure looks Thai...and would also guess that it's the tip of a pole arm.
by thenabi
Sat Jan 17, 2009 5:05 pm
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Traditional polish
Replies: 3
Views: 6997

Traditional polish

Hi, I would like to know if anyone has a general idea of the historical/traditional polish and finish of chinese weapons - I'm most curious of the jian. There are millions of pages on Katanas and their careful polishing, but after a quick search here and google I can't find this information. Do we e...
by thenabi
Thu Jan 15, 2009 10:03 pm
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Hilt construction
Replies: 2
Views: 5828

Ah, ok. I've been thinking lately of hilt design; I had another question answered at sfi by Tinker regarding how in most designs the wood in the handle is under compression. I'm a fan of pommel nuts on anything but the dream sword, interesting that the mekugi isn't common historically. I see these i...
by thenabi
Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Hilt construction
Replies: 2
Views: 5828

Hilt construction

I've looked all over here and the vast spaces of the net...trying to find both historical and modern hilt construction for straight blade jians. I see many modern ones with pommel nuts, and also a tang pin (like a mekugi?). Is this correct historically, and what is the preference for practitioners u...