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Postby Monster Zero » 12 Jun 2006 02:49

Got these in yesterday from http://www.cozun.com:


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These are very nicely made and very tough. They are all (except the middle one) made out of the highe carbon, high hardness steel offered by Cozun and have their full tang option. The center one is made of their lowest qualit carbon steel and is an example of the disposable traineres made and used in Thailand inKrabi Krabong schools.

I tested one of the less ornate ones on an old Oak Chair I have, cutting into it with two-handed full force over the head swings 10 times. The edge didn't even roll or have any marks on it.

Blades are solidly made and have a nice dark color to the steel. While they do not have a japanese polish, they are differentially hardened and you can see the "Hamon" along the edge.

Very well made, extremely well balanced and at an incredible price.

Highly recommended.
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Postby Alina » 12 Jun 2006 02:51

Those are really pretty, Thom. I especially like how the maker lets you custom design almost every aspect of the sword.
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Postby Stunt Weasel » 12 Jun 2006 02:53

Very nice. How long did it take them to make you all five?

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Postby Monster Zero » 12 Jun 2006 02:59

About 6 months.
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Postby Stunt Weasel » 12 Jun 2006 03:00

That's not bad at all.

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Postby Patrick Williams » 12 Jun 2006 12:18

Those are beautiful, Thom.
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Postby admin » 12 Jun 2006 13:57

Very nice - what sort of size are they?
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Postby Monster Zero » 12 Jun 2006 15:51

They are the medium size.

I got them for Krabi Krabong work, the longer ones are too long to use one in each hand.

Easily the best Zombie Choppers I've ever seen.
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Postby swordflasher » 12 Jun 2006 19:24

Cool!

Which of the grips work best for you, Thom - wood or cord?

And how much would a pair like the top two be?

Are they cheaper unscabbarded, or is that part of ther package?
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Postby Kenneth Enroth » 12 Jun 2006 19:27

I like the cord wrapped one. Problem is I don't know what to do with all the stuff I already have.
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Postby Monster Zero » 12 Jun 2006 19:36

The Habituals (Unwrapped) are about $144 US each in the configuration I have. (Highest quality steel, full tang w rivets).

The twine wrapped ones are about $206 US each (Highest quality steel, full tang w rivets, high quality braiding).

The twine wrapped ones were the reason why it took several months. Each line is an individually braided ring done by hand. It's quite time consuming.

I like the unwrapped one for practice and cutting. When the zombie hordes come though I'm picking up the wrapped ones as they won't be slippery when things get "juicy".
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Postby David White » 12 Jun 2006 20:30

Nice Thom, The more I see of Dha's the more I'm beginning to like them.
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Postby Monster Zero » 12 Jun 2006 20:40

One thing to note is that the Plo Jak blade form I have has a sharpened clip point that goes back to the "fin".
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Postby J Marwood » 12 Jun 2006 20:47

Nice!

Could you take a closer photo of the clip point please mate - these are starting to sound more and more attractive :)
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Postby Monster Zero » 12 Jun 2006 20:50

I'll see what I can do tonight.

Camera has been on the fritz.
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Postby J Marwood » 12 Jun 2006 20:54

No worries - when you can.
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Postby Andy Moynihan » 12 Jun 2006 23:04

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Postby Alex » 12 Jun 2006 23:08

Dhamn...nice Dhas.
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Postby Paul » 14 Jun 2006 09:46

Nice stuff Thom!

Does the middle one have the stick tang?
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