Question by Klakman: Is it possible to bring a katana (Japanese Sword) from Japan to America?
I’m going to Japan this summer and I thought it would be cool to get a katana (Japanese Sword). Is it possible to take one on a plane in your suitcase? Please Respond!
Answer by Nicholas S
My brother-in-law was stationed there a couple years ago and I think he had to ship his.
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Question by matt_of_asia: How can I clean up an old katana blade?
I got a katana from a friend of mine and it is steel. -Unsharpened probably a tourist thing but I like it. I think it needs some cleaning but I am afraid to use steel wool. What kind of things or substances would you recommend to clean up a beautiful katana that is a bit neglected?
I checked out the website Mothra sent me. Its very good. Now I have determined that yes, mine is indeed a touristy imitation unfinished (no edge- it couldnt cut butter) display sword. It looks scary, but is no more harmful than a light baseball bat! Which is ok. It still looks cool. I cant complain- it was a gift! Now I just need to see if I can buff it up so it looks shiny and figure out an appropriate display in my apartment… The fine grain sandpaper will be coming out! Next I need to figure out if I can afford the time to take kendo in Taichung.
Answer by MOTHRA LEO
Hi Matt, how IS your vacation coming along?? Anyways, you might be interested in the links below. Here are some advices on care and maintenance for your katana blade (according to the links below, and which I condense here):
1.) Get yourself a sword-cleaning kit.
2.) Display/put in an area out of direct sunlight.
3.) The less moisture, the better. Zero moisture is preferred.
4.) Coat lightly with oil (choji oil) for regular storage. For long-term storage, thicken the oil-coat.
5.) Avoid leaving fingerprints on the blade.
5.) Try using a pencil eraser for stains.
6.) If pencil erasers are ineffective against the stains, use wet sandpaper with very fine grit (600-900.) Technique for sanding is inside the second link.
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Some great japanese sword pictures:
Image by Paul_Ryder
Impression by Paul_Ryder
Picture by Paul_Ryder
Question by Driver: Can you get a katana with 47 of the normal achievments and 2 from the legendary or mithic maps achievements?
I have 47 achievements and no legendary or mythic map pack achievements in halo 3. I want the katana and I was wondering if I could get the 2 achiements on one of those maps. I don’t have legendary completion or marathon man.
Answer by Colonna45
yea but u might need 1000 gamerscore in halo 3 too and the katana is glitched so u may need even more acheviments
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- Each sword has a hardwood RED with Black brush finished scabbards.
- The end caps and hilt are dark silver steel with a decorated design.
- The black cord wrappings nicely match the scabbard colors.
- The sword lengths are 21 inch, 31 inch and 40 inch.
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