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by bond_fan
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:28 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Design Help Need in Modern Vs. Antique Wing Chun Swords
Replies: 0
Views: 18889

Design Help Need in Modern Vs. Antique Wing Chun Swords

Wasn't sure where to post this, so I posted it in two different forums. Anybody know anything about sword and knife geometry and can give an opinion on some modern Wing Chun Butterfly swords (Hudiedao) I am designing? The modern style I am checking out seems too top heavy for my tastes and I am tryi...
by bond_fan
Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:25 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Design Help Need in Modern Vs. Antique Wing Chun Swords
Replies: 2
Views: 5928

Design Help Need in Modern Vs. Antique Wing Chun Swords

Anybody know anything about sword and knife geometry and can give an opinion on some modern Wing Chun Butterfly swords (Hudiedao) I am designing? The modern style I am checking out seems too top heavy for my tastes and I am trying to determine why and how to resolve this issue with a design I would ...
by bond_fan
Sat Sep 24, 2011 8:18 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Custom Meteorite Jian Project
Replies: 32
Views: 35682

Re: Custom Meteorite Jian Project

Rodell Laoshi, told me the emporer's scabbards were red with yellow cord to wrap the handles.

Does anyone know where I can buy the kind of cord wrap used for Chinese jian & daos? I'm looking for either the yellow or gold color like the emperor style handle wraps or stone blue color.

Thanks!
by bond_fan
Mon Sep 19, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Custom Meteorite Jian Project
Replies: 32
Views: 35682

Re: Custom Meteorite Jian Project

I was wondering what was the color of the original scabbard and cord wrap for the Qianlong jian that had the typical fittings found on the san mai Huanuo Royal Peony jian were?

I decided to go with the Huanuo fittings and to save the gold plated open-work ones for another project.
by bond_fan
Wed Aug 17, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Putting Together Huanuo Jian Without Fittings
Replies: 14
Views: 57244

Re: Putting Together Huanuo Jian Without Fittings

Looks like that to me or soldered?
by bond_fan
Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:59 pm
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Putting Together Huanuo Jian Without Fittings
Replies: 14
Views: 57244

Re: Putting Together Huanuo Jian Without Fittings

The tang from a Huanuo mono steel jian showing how they welded on the end, so a screw-in cap can be used to hold the pommel on instead of peening the end. http://i596.photobucket.com/albums/tt41/bond_fan/IMG_2242.jpg The end result after I took the fittings off to be used for my Rick Barrett meteor ...
by bond_fan
Thu Jun 30, 2011 5:59 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Opening for Dao Sword Guards
Replies: 8
Views: 9419

Re: Opening for Dao Sword Guards

There are documented proof (Photos) of Han dynasty and Warring States bronze and steel swords with nephrite fittings, as well as their use in earlier times such as Zhou dynasty: http://www.britishmuseum.org/explore/highlights/highlight_objects/asia/j/jade_ornament_for_a_weapon_hil.aspx http://thomas...
by bond_fan
Wed Jun 29, 2011 5:58 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Opening for Dao Sword Guards
Replies: 8
Views: 9419

Re: Opening for Dao Sword Guards

In archaic times many of the sword fittings were made of nephrite, because it was one of the hardest and toughest stones they could find.

I can't say how it would perform in an actual fight. Basically, I made it for looks not fighting though.
by bond_fan
Sat Jun 25, 2011 3:51 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Huanuo Royal Peony Mono Steel & San Mai Jians Reviewed
Replies: 12
Views: 15512

Re: Huanuo Royal Peony Mono Steel & San Mai Jians Reviewed

Based upon Nik's measuring point I have revised the point of balances to be, as the guard length is 2.25" or 6 cm: San Mai steel - POB: 5.75"/14.9 cm Mono steel - POB: 6"/18.7 cm Also weights for San Mai jian are: Blade w/fittings - 30.1 oz/853.3 g Blade & scabbard - 48.1 oz/1363.6 g Blade, belt hoo...
by bond_fan
Wed Jun 22, 2011 4:57 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Huanuo Royal Peony Mono Steel & San Mai Jians Reviewed
Replies: 12
Views: 15512

Re: Huanuo Royal Peony Mono Steel & San Mai Jians Reviewed

The tip of the guard is the furthest most part of the guard away from the pommel, which would be the center of the guard above the center ridge of the sword.
by bond_fan
Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:47 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Huanuo Royal Peony Mono Steel & San Mai Jians Reviewed
Replies: 12
Views: 15512

Re: Huanuo Royal Peony Mono Steel & San Mai Jians Reviewed

Thanks Dan, for clarifying that to Nik. I was going to mention that he was probably measuring from the other end of the guard, that's why I mentioned I measured from the tip. I'm not sure if there is a chart showing the standard points of measuring Chinese weapons, like I have seen with Japanese, bu...
by bond_fan
Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:51 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Huanuo Royal Peony Mono Steel & San Mai Jians Reviewed
Replies: 12
Views: 15512

Re: Huanuo Royal Peony Mono Steel & San Mai Jians Reviewed

B.Ko wrote, Problem with Huanuo is that their blade is a flat diamond. The edge chips much easier compared to a blade with clamshell geometry. The owner of the company is my sword partner so for his swords one could order a full clamshell for even more robustness. Do you have pictures of what you ar...
by bond_fan
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:44 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Custom Meteorite Jian Project
Replies: 32
Views: 35682

Re: Custom Meteorite Jian Project

Thanks Tony. I guess no one else has an opinion? Anyway I'm still torn, because Rick is also making me a twist-core jian, but my feeling is with his schedule it is at least a year or two away. So then the question becomes do I save the gold fittings for this future blade or use them now for the one ...
by bond_fan
Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:37 pm
Forum: Sword Care & Maintenance
Topic: Putting Together Huanuo Jian Without Fittings
Replies: 14
Views: 57244

Re: Putting Together Huanuo Jian Without Fittings

Thanks Nik!

I forgot about epoxies and the such.