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Cheness 9260 O Katana VS Kaze VS SBG PRO Kuramono

Postby 545qu47ch » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:05 am

Hello,

I need something highly durable, with cutting power for around the $300 range.

O-Katana
I like the O-Katana due to it's sheer size and durabilty power. I imagine this sword would be great for cutting with the 9260 steel. This should be able to take out a few zombies.

If I were to get this sword should i get non bohi (for strength and durabilty) or bohi (for a lighter large sword, quickness)?

Kaze
This sword gets excellent reviews, and has a real hamon and sharp edge. But how can this clay tempered sword be stronger than an O-Katana or Tenchi?

SBG Kuramono
These swords sound great with their T-10 Steel and real hamon. But how can this sword compare to Cheness, will this match the quality?

I am looking for the best sword for zombe defense, which one would you recommend and why?

Thank you, I am looking forward to buying my first non piece of junk sword. :D
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Re: Cheness 9260 O Katana VS Kaze VS SBG PRO Kuramono

Postby 545qu47ch » Tue Oct 12, 2010 12:21 am

Hanwei Musashi Elite Katana is also 325$, is this worth comparing with these swords?
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Re: Cheness 9260 O Katana VS Kaze VS SBG PRO Kuramono

Postby Sunstone » Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:36 am

I can only speak from experience as to what I own, so I have:

An SBG Kuramono - love it;
A Cheness Kaze Katana & Wak daisho - nice;
A Hanwei Shinto Elite - lovely;

Total 4

The Kuramono is my latest - would love to see a Kuramono KoKatana & or Tanto offered to make up another daisho

Looking at the Hanwei Bamboo Matt Katana right now - nice.

Love active flame hamons, which I don't have yet.

Prefer some apple shaped niku in blades

As to your question, the Kuramono is a great sword and hard to find better for the price.

The Kaze is not stated to be stronger than a TH - it being DH, but it is very strong and I quite like it.

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Re: Cheness 9260 O Katana VS Kaze VS SBG PRO Kuramono

Postby Lobster Hunter » Tue Oct 12, 2010 5:00 am

I don't know about the O katana but the Kaze has more niku than most blades out there making it naturally very durable as in less likely to chip and less likely to take a set. The DH edge will be harder therefore slightly more brittle but it's a trade-off for an edge that'll stay sharper longer. I have a Kuromono coming my way and I haven't handled it yet but the consensus is that it's quality is very high. Any one of these will be very useful against zombies, especially against the classic slow moving kind since you'll have plenty of time to get perfect edge alignment on their necks.
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Re: Cheness 9260 O Katana VS Kaze VS SBG PRO Kuramono

Postby TomK » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:02 am

the Kaze is the ONLY Cheness sword I think anyone should ever get, but honestly for the price it just doesn't compete. from what I've seen I'd say go with either the SBG kuramono or the Hanwei Musashi (if you can spend the money now and get in on the deal)
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Re: Cheness 9260 O Katana VS Kaze VS SBG PRO Kuramono

Postby frankthebunny » Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:48 am

the only downside to the Kuramono I can see would be the wait time. if you have patience, I would go for it
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Re: Cheness 9260 O Katana VS Kaze VS SBG PRO Kuramono

Postby Oogway » Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:59 pm

Not to add more options but you can't go wrong with:

Dynasty Forge Musha class shobu - through hardened
Kris Cutlery 29-A - differentially hardened

Both have stronger fittings than Cheness and very strong blades.
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Re: Cheness 9260 O Katana VS Kaze VS SBG PRO Kuramono

Postby ecovolo » Tue Oct 12, 2010 3:50 pm

I have one of SBG's T10 steel swords; I have no complaints. Likewise, I have a Cheness O-katana. Experience has shown me it's quite durable and can take a beating, yet remain straight and retain an edge.

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Re: Cheness 9260 O Katana VS Kaze VS SBG PRO Kuramono

Postby 545qu47ch » Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:36 pm

What about bohi or non bohi?

Like for the O-Katana I would want a bohi to make the sword lighter, or would a non bohi be needed to retain durability?
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Re: Cheness 9260 O Katana VS Kaze VS SBG PRO Kuramono

Postby Student of Sword » Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:20 pm

545qu47ch wrote:What about bohi or non bohi?

Like for the O-Katana I would want a bohi to make the sword lighter, or would a non bohi be needed to retain durability?


There isn't a production o-katana I know of that does not have a bohi. Otherwise, it would be too heavy for such a long blade.
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