Katana

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  1. Clave

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    Just something I had on the back burner for ages, and finally put some effort into it:
     

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    Now thats cool Clave, my daughter loves it too and wishes she had a real one!:D
     
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    Thanks :)

    It's a kind of WIP - I am looking to make a more 'specific' one at the moment..

    No Katanas in the UK now - you are not allowed to buy them as from last month... more Nanny-State Government... :evil:
     
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    Like Wayne's daughter, my one loves these swords and would be happy to have the real one.:D :D
     
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    OK I have become more precise now:

    The Katana is a Japanese sword which was in use from around 987 ad until the end of WW2.

    The name Katana originally meant any single edged sword, but was later adopted to mean specifically the curved long sword or nihontō.

    The Katana used by the Samurai was usually with a short sword, a Wakizashi or Shōtō. The wakizashi were used as backup weapons and as tools to decapitate defeated enemies, and sometimes to commit ritual suicide.

    This example is a Katana signed by: Hizen no Kami Fujiwara Hirosada.
    The Blade Length is: 70.9 cm.
    Year of Manufacture: 1684.
    Forging Pattern: Ko-Itame.
    Tempering Pattern: Suguha.
     

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    Used the wrong blade! :rolleyes:

    Fixed now - this less curved blade matched the photo properly now...
     

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    Excellent work mate!:D
     
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    Thank you! :D

    Half the battle is observation - I looked at what I did before, then the photo, and saw that I wasn't really drawing the thing as it was..
     
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    O, O, can ya do a reverse blade katana ala Rurouni Kenshin? Dunno why, but I always found that sword to be extremely awesome.
     
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    Clave, I like that a lot. Those are very well done. Keep up the great work.:shock: :signwow:
     

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