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by bond_fan
Fri May 14, 2010 2:28 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Paul Champagne Died of a Heart Attack
Replies: 23
Views: 15485

Re: Paul Champagne Died of a Heart Attack

Nice Cut! Can we see photos of the finished jian as well?

Thanks!
by bond_fan
Wed Feb 10, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Advice apreciated (ancient saber)
Replies: 4
Views: 3359

Re: Advice apreciated (ancient saber)

IMO probably $150.00 USD too high. Probably late Qing to Republic era. I'd save your money and get something more rare.
by bond_fan
Sun Jan 24, 2010 12:55 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Another shield done
Replies: 9
Views: 6956

Re: Another shield done

Nice job Peter. Are you selling these or just giving them away to friends?
by bond_fan
Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:57 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Comparison of Japanese and Chinese tangs
Replies: 11
Views: 6961

Re: Comparison of Japanese and Chinese tangs

Photos to show the differences would be nice.
by bond_fan
Mon Jan 11, 2010 7:53 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Defense & Attack: Jian Vs. Katana
Replies: 3
Views: 2803

Re: Defense & Attack: Jian Vs. Katana

Linda,

Thanks for the advice! It sometimes intimidates when one sees such powerful cuts and figuring how to stop something like that!
by bond_fan
Mon Jan 11, 2010 2:58 pm
Forum: Chinese Swordsmanship
Topic: Defense & Attack: Jian Vs. Katana
Replies: 3
Views: 2803

Defense & Attack: Jian Vs. Katana

I was wondering what type of block and attack practitioners of jian or dao would use again these style cuts?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gi1K7B7Wrj8

Thanks!
by bond_fan
Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:46 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Looking for information on duan jian
Replies: 11
Views: 7721

Re: Looking for information on duan jian

Make sure whatever stats you get for the duan jian that they are real fighting quality swords and not some of those ones made for souvenirs I've seen. Some of these duan jian I've seen were made during the late-Qing dynasty or Republic era, but the quality of some of the blades is no better than a c...
by bond_fan
Wed Nov 11, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Paul Champagne Died of a Heart Attack
Replies: 23
Views: 15485

Re: Paul Champagne Died of a Heart Attack

Thanks laoshi for posting that photo.
by bond_fan
Fri Oct 23, 2009 1:48 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Trustworthy antique dealers China
Replies: 2
Views: 2106

Re: Trustworthy antique dealers China

I am sure there are a few, but I bet most people who are collectors and especially dealers are not going to reveal their sources, because how are they going to make money if you buy stuff from their sources?
by bond_fan
Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Paul Champagne Died of a Heart Attack
Replies: 23
Views: 15485

Re: Paul Champagne Died of a Heart Attack

It sounds like he made his own tamahagne (Steel) from the sand and folded it accordingly to billets. My friend Francis Boyd, also makes folded steel swords and the process you describe with the making of the billet sounds exactly like what he does with the finished steel, except Francis does not use...
by bond_fan
Tue Sep 08, 2009 6:26 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Paul Champagne Died of a Heart Attack
Replies: 23
Views: 15485

Re: Paul Champagne Died of a Heart Attack

Nice looking sword! I take it is a mono steel and if not please tell us about the blade, materials etc.?

Thanks!
by bond_fan
Tue Sep 08, 2009 2:59 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Paul Champagne Died of a Heart Attack
Replies: 23
Views: 15485

Re: Paul Champagne Died of a Heart Attack

Sure please put them up.
by bond_fan
Tue Aug 18, 2009 7:48 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Lost Chinese Jian Fittings & Japanese Snuff Bottles
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

Re: Lost Chinese Jian Fittings & Japanese Snuff Bottles

Nik, Thanks for your kind offer, but I have a friend who is going back to China in about a month and he will get the parts for me, since he helped arrange the purchase of these. Also, the scabbard throat fitting needs to be repaired, as the original from which they were copied was damaged and the on...
by bond_fan
Mon Aug 17, 2009 10:48 am
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Lost Chinese Jian Fittings & Japanese Snuff Bottles
Replies: 2
Views: 2021

Lost Chinese Jian Fittings & Japanese Snuff Bottles

On the morning of Sunday, August 15, 2009, I attended the 33rd Annual San Francisco TOKEN KAI Japanese Sword Show at the San Francisco Marriott Hotel. Sometime I either misplaced and hopefully someone will discover they have them or had stolen two replica of bronze Chinese jian scabbard fittings and...
by bond_fan
Fri Aug 14, 2009 9:52 pm
Forum: Chinese Historical Arms
Topic: Blade characteristics and 'toughness'
Replies: 3
Views: 2532

Re: Blade characteristics and 'toughness'

I began to wonder about how if in the late Qing, especially for civilian jian, that thinning of the blade and softer steel was an actual design characteristic or just the beginning of the death of the sword as a main defensive weapon. Almost every other blade I own has some 'meat to the blade' that...