No Touch Energy….

I do believe in the existence of energy/chi/kai or whatever you want to give that baby a name. And i witnessed some pretty impressive things first hand but i don't believe (at all..) that you can control and use it in a way as this Kai Master try to play it :) He was very lucky that his opponent took it easy on him...

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Newsletter – May

Hi, In this newsletter i'm going to cover these items : Forgive- don't forget Tsukamaki tutorial New stuff in our shop Interesting links Forgive – Don’t forget I wrote about this a couple of days ago but long story short : Paul Ufema had a couple of Japanese WO2 swords (which he got from his father and he got them from his father) somewhere in a closet and he wondered how cool it would be to return them to the rightful owner in Japan and making a documentary of the whole journey. Since

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The good, the bad..and lot of pictures and videos

Finally the complete redesign of the site has been finished since 2 weeks and most of the bugs were located and eliminated. If however you still notice some weird behaviour, please let me know ! In case you didn't noticed, not only the shop but also the library has been revamped and expect more in depth articles, tutorials, reviews and interviews very soon. Speaking about that, if you think you can contribute something valuable (an insight, do it yourself thing or some historical facts,etc) ,

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Let us know what you think about our latest 3D Sword builder…

Feel free to let yourself go and let me know how you really feel about this tool  in the comments below :)

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Choji Blades and the movie "13 Assassins"

Not sure how you feel about the weather but it has been sunny & warm over here for the last couple of weeks so you won’t hear me complaining ;) In this issue you can find some of my rands about pictures, my trip to china, the movie 13 assassins and of course the link resources as usual. Good weather makes me happy and makes we want to take swords out of their boxes to make some nice pics. Last week I’ve took the kami katana out and shot about 100 pics. Some are posted on facebook already,

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'Unexpected' T10 Steel katana included…

After some manufacturing delay at the forge, shipping problems because of the expo in Shanghai which forced us to ship the swords by sea and some other issues I do not want to bother you with, the new budget friendly konron swords officially arrived in my hands ! When I started the first check on Thursday I came across a few unexpected guests. The boxes where slightly smaller and when I opend them, there was just a sword with a cleaning kit, there was no 2e saya included. When unsheating the thing,

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New Konron samurai sword on sale !

I’m not going to bother you with the ‘famous’ Konron story again but in short, when we broke up with them a while ago were able to track down some of the former smiths & workers there and are trying to continue with konron. They had some very skilled people there and it’s not because the management of Konron screwed up the whole thing (and gave me and some of my clients a lot of troubles) that the people who worked there need to pay for that too. I still have faith in them. We have

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New Folded & Forged Katana with hand polish

Ok after all of the troubles I’ve got with the Konron dudes (have to post that thing here some day) there’s finally light at the end of the long, dark funnel. A few weeks back we received the first monosteel katana sample from the Zhui Feng forge and last week the folded piece came in. Not necessary to say I was happy as a little child. Yeah, still after all of these years, when new pieces come in, it’s like Santa Claus who’s dropping a package :))..always super excited ! Anyway let’s

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Update on Konron Delivery and new Katana boxes on the way

Ok just a quick update from Konron since we got a ton of questions about the new shipment that was supposed to arrive end of January - beginning of February. Things got a little delayed as usual (adding more stuff & Chinese new year..)but the forge confirmed that there's a delivery packed and waiting for shipping at the FedEx storage in China so it won't take ages anymore before we can get them. It all depends

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