GENUINE KILL BILL SWORDS!

Discussion in 'Replica Props' started by Planettera, Jan 21, 2006.

  1. Planettera

    Planettera Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    ATTENTION ALL KILL BILL FANS.

    :thumbsup I found a seller who makes hand forged razor sharp Kill Bill swords just like the way they use to make in the old day in Japan. Just a bit shy from calling it the real deal, for a reasonable price.

    PM me for the sellers info

    Eric
     
  2. 0neiros

    0neiros Master Member

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    Depends on what you call reasonable...if we're talking $250 or less, that's reasonable to those of us with shallow pockets.
     
  3. gokarosama

    gokarosama Well-Known Member

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    How shy is "Just a bit shy" and what does the "real deal" mean? Just curious.
     
  4. Minder Thr33

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    Actually, I wouldn't buy it if it was priced at that. B/c it would mean it's a cheap stainless steel sword. Carbon is the way to go, but a reasonable price for a custom carbon might be around $500.
     
  5. RedTwoX

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    FWIW, $500 is a very good price for hand forged carbon steel. Swords like this usually start much closer to $1000 and go up rapidly from there. The last time I spoke to a swordsmith about a custom katana I am interested in having made, the quote was $2300 (that project is on "Hold" for a while, maybe permanently :p )
     
  6. Jumpin Jax

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    I don't suppose this guy has gone public yet?
    JJ
     
  7. neosporing

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  8. jedi573

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    <div class='quotetop'>(RedTwoX @ Jan 22 2006, 10:53 AM) [snapback]1165158[/snapback]</div>
    Actually, I wouldn't buy it if it was priced at that. B/c it would mean it's a cheap stainless steel sword. Carbon is the way to go, but a reasonable price for a custom carbon might be around $500.
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    FWIW, $500 is a very good price for hand forged carbon steel. Swords like this usually start much closer to $1000 and go up rapidly from there. The last time I spoke to a swordsmith about a custom katana I am interested in having made, the quote was $2300 (that project is on "Hold" for a while, maybe permanently :p )
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    True. $500 is rather cheap for anything decent. Except to pay around $1000 for lower-end quality sword with basic furniture.

    Andy
     
  9. Planettera

    Planettera Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Hi All.

    Sorry about the delay in replies. Actually its been a while since I posted this that even forgot that I did :lol.
    Well I am a sword collector and not of the cheap kind that are made of 440 Stainles Steel and machine sharpened. The one I found are hand forged from #1065 carbon steel, and the handles are wrapped with real ray skin and black leather. There are others out there which are made of #1045 carbon steel blades which I don't recommend becuase the blade will dull much easier and faster, if you try doing some cutting practice. The price about $140.

    I haven't seen any pictures of the movie prop in close detail. I tried to catch the details in the movie as best as I could and it looked accurate. But I don't think we have a better chance of getting one than this for the price, unless it is custom forged which will cost over $1500.


    Also, for those who are interested, I am only trying to help out the fellow collectors, and have no profit in this (FYI).
     
  10. Duck9000

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Planettera @ Aug 12 2006, 03:27 PM) [snapback]1299029[/snapback]</div>
    Thanks for the info. :thumbsup . Could you please PM the seller info?. Thanks in advance. :)
     
  11. Dann

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  12. propsculptor

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    That's a good source for swords, you can even get Bud's Sword:
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  13. Dann

    Dann Sr Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Well the Masahiro that I linked to is the only one that's semi-decently made. It's carbon steel, probably 1045.

    All those others are 440 stainless and have terrible wire brushed hamons. They look very cheap.
     
  14. Got Maul

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    its an awesome sword,but is the detail accurate ? The last I remember, the little sculpt on the handle (under the wraps- tsuba?) was different.
     
  15. Planettera

    Planettera Well-Known Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Dann @ Aug 12 2006, 06:13 PM) [snapback]1299099[/snapback]</div>
    It's possible, but can't tell what kind of steel the blade is made out of. The one I found looks identical except there are those who offer it with a better #1065 carbon steel blade and others with #1045.
     
  16. Jumpin Jax

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    <div class='quotetop'>(Dann @ Aug 12 2006, 05:13 PM) [snapback]1299231[/snapback]</div>
    Check ebay for the Onimusha sword. VERY NICE. Usually under "handmade Kill Bill sword."
    JJ
     
  17. snoose27

    snoose27 Well-Known Member

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    Please PM Me details..

    Thx,
    Snoose27
     
  18. Estel_MM

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    I would also like to be PMed for details.

    Thank you in advance.
     
  19. Jumpin Jax

    Jumpin Jax Sr Member

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    ebay Kill Bill Onimusha
    These don't seem to appear anywhere else online, so here is one of the constantly running auctions. There are everal ended as well, this seller seems to make a business of this and a few other particular models.

    Here's the problem, His feedback is ODD. Many repeat customers posting about two auctions that took place a minute apart, and what is posted is identical. Exact same feedback writeups, complaints about breakage and service. The guy has 15,000 feeback but almost 100 negs in the last year. I'm not sure I really want to endorse him but I guess you take your chances no matter what you buy.
    JJ
     
  20. Got Maul

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    just watched Kill Bill again. What a sweet flick. So, the question remains ...who is the best ? It seems as through the 140 is pretty much it .
     
  21. atacpdx

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    I bought the Bud, Bill and bride versions all from Onimusha last spring. I love them and had no problems with service. Can't speak to the recent rash of problems they seem to have though.
     

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