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  1. Ouroboros

    What did YOU add to your collection this holiday?

    What, if anything, did you add to your venerable and honourable collection this year? Me? Wifey bought an H.P. Lovecraft library of books for our collection plus a copy of The Five Rings, a copy of Crimson Steel I asked for and received : ......a ronin cast dragon tsuba w fuchi n kashira...
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    Tsuka For A Hanwei Raptor

    Well howdy folks, I picked up a gorgeous Hanwei raptor without handle from across the street and set myself the task of tsuka carving. Sounds easy eh? We shall see... 1) wood. Poplar. Nice hunk o tight grained poplar. 2) cut to rough oversized chunks 3) aligned the grain 4) made...
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    The Accurse'd Ones Collection

    This will be a placeholder for now as I update my collection I'll add to this thread. For now, only the basic picture placeholder will be here. Everyday Practice Occasional Practice (His name is actually Ronin) Ronin Katana Dojo Pro 10 Dojo Pro 14 Dojo Pro 15 Hauwei Unokubi...
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    The jouney to ...customizing... and the first steps.

    It strikes me that I should start this area up if I'm going to be blogging my experiences, trials, tribulations and missteps along the way to learning the joy of katana customization. So far, I'm just a repair-man; really only some Joe who knows a block plane from a router. I'm no expert...
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    Katana Forum Recipe Drawer

    I'll kick it off. Sriracha cured, mesquite smoked pork loin 1 pork loin (rib cut) w generous fat cap Sriracha spices Salt (1/4 cuo) Sugar (dark brown 1/4 cup) Garlic Italian seasoning. Brine: mix 1L water w salt and sugar, spices to taste. Smash garlic and add to brine. Trim and score the...
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    Rollin in with the tachikaze

    Hullo Katanaforum What can I say? Love me a good hamon and blade geometry. Like rum and scotch, beer n cider. Never in a hurry (anymore) but to sit and enjoy the wind of the eastern country outside the capital of Canada. Furniture comes and goes but if your hands had a part in the sword...