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by Graham Cave
Sun Nov 04, 2007 2:55 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Problems with Huanuo
Replies: 25
Views: 21035

I sent a sms to Vincent. Its not really much he can do about it since its all up to Joe to get production/shipping etc. going, but at least he can bring Joe the word in person... Perhaps it'll speed things up a bit, although I wouldn't bet on it. :) Thanks Kenneth. I'd been wondering who was respon...
by Graham Cave
Sat Oct 27, 2007 3:43 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Engraving & Fullers on Swords
Replies: 6
Views: 6641

bond_fan wrote:Thanks for the links to the pictures Graham
You're very welcome.....

......and here is another one to a reproduction jian made by Enlightenment Swords: Kun Wu Jian
by Graham Cave
Thu Oct 25, 2007 9:12 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Engraving & Fullers on Swords
Replies: 6
Views: 6641

One here belonging to Scott M. Rodell

One here on page 3 of Sina Blog.

On pages 214, 216 and 217 of 'Iron and Steel Swords of China' byAlex Huangfu (possibly more)

Peter Dekker has also sold one recently and may have some pics.
by Graham Cave
Thu Oct 25, 2007 4:00 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Problems with Huanuo
Replies: 25
Views: 21035

Hi Lucas,

Huanuo seem to have stopped answering my emails now. I'm afraid that it doesn't look hopeful.

Have you tried emailing them directly? I would be interested to know if you have any better luck with them.

Hope that you aren't in the same position as me.......
by Graham Cave
Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:20 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Saber and Shield
Replies: 42
Views: 70146

Another tigerman:

Image

- from 'Chinese Ornament' by Jessica Rawson
by Graham Cave
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:21 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Problems with Huanuo
Replies: 25
Views: 21035

Re: Problems with Huanuo

I can certainly understand how you feel. Honestly, I don't believe the main office in Shanghai has ever ripped anyone off by not sending them a sword they paid for, but they do have a poor track record when it comes to the time it takes to get that client's sword shipped. It is simply a problem of ...
by Graham Cave
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Problems with Huanuo
Replies: 25
Views: 21035

Re: Problems with Huanuo

Here is an explanation of the situation at Huanuo's Factory/Main Office based on my persoal conversations with the owner Fred Chen....... Thanks, I'm sure this information will be of great interest to all prospective customers. Before starting this thread, I had written to Huanuo informing them tha...
by Graham Cave
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:16 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Problems with Huanuo
Replies: 25
Views: 21035

Chris Fields wrote:wow, thats strange. good luck, i'm sure we all are wondering how this will turn out.
Thanks for the support!
by Graham Cave
Tue Oct 09, 2007 5:56 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Problems with Huanuo
Replies: 25
Views: 21035

Problems with Huanuo

The following is a copy of a post that I made in our UK forum: 'It is with great reluctance that I write this post. I shall keep it brief and to the point: Earlier this year I ordered a Huanuo sword from Peter Dekker. On 4th June Peter emailed to say that a liuyedao was made and could be delivered w...
by Graham Cave
Mon Aug 27, 2007 11:25 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Sword Mechanics
Replies: 3
Views: 4496

Hi Chris,

I don't spend a lot of time looking at ARMA but it does seem to have a lot very interesting stuff in it. I was surprised to read there that wooden training swords, heavy training swords and practice 'dummies' are also a traditional part of European sword arts.
by Graham Cave
Mon Aug 27, 2007 4:17 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Sword Mechanics
Replies: 3
Views: 4496

Sword Mechanics

A very interesting article in ARMA by George Turner:

Sword Motions and Impacts

Has anyone tried applying the observations in part one to see if Chinese swords fall within the same parameters as European swords?
by Graham Cave
Fri Aug 10, 2007 5:27 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Pseudo history
Replies: 14
Views: 10917

Does Li Deyin mention a particular source for this information? No, he doesn't. Quote: "This sabre was designed and modified from conventional broadsword by Grand Master Yang Chengfu to coincide with the practice of the Yang style sabre" This quote is a translation of Li Deyin's words on a DVD prod...
by Graham Cave
Thu Aug 09, 2007 2:59 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Pseudo history
Replies: 14
Views: 10917

When discussing a "taiji dao" people indeed often mean that willow leaf mounted on a dadao handle. I don't know where the myth started but I can imagine that probably someone, somewhere in history has practised taiji with it. Professor Li Deyin attributes the design of the taiji dao to Yang Chengfu...
by Graham Cave
Sun Aug 05, 2007 8:39 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Blocking with Jians and Daos
Replies: 12
Views: 10054

An article in ARMA about edge/edge contact and blade damage:

Edge Damage on Swords
by Graham Cave
Thu Aug 02, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Anyone have this sword, or have experience with it?
Replies: 2
Views: 3496

Peter Dekker wrote:I can't say for sure if they come from ZhengWu or not,
Yes it is a Zheng Wu sword. Masterforge describes this one as a 'custom designed niu wei dao'.