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Making of a KATANA..

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Added: Oct-24-2012 Occurred On: Oct-24-2012
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  • FAKE.....A real Katana is folded repeatedly until the blade is so hard it will cut stone. (Besides, the music sucked...)

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    • @rcpilotjae

      No kidding.

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    • @JetRanger
      He's not kidding. It is a very complex process that re-aligns the molecules in the steel. They rarely need sharpening with anything more than a sharpening steel and when cutting paper they make little noise. RAZOR SHARP!

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    • @rcpilotjae maybe he already folded the steel? The Katana steel is very similar to Damascus steel by the way, from wiki: "....The reputation and history of Damascus steel have given rise to many legends, such as the ability to cut through a rifle barrel or to cut a hair falling across the blade, but no evidence exists to support such claims. A research team in Germany published a report in 2006 revealing nanowires and carbon nanotubes in a blade forged from Damascus steel. This finding was covered by National Geographic and the New York Times.Although modern steel outperforms these swor More..."

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    • @rcpilotjae Agree, but the results are amazing

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  • The first thing i would do with this beautyful katana...kill the terrible singer!

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  • Sorry. Not a real Katana. Not even close.

    Real Katana are made from Damascus steel (Japanese Variation) The steel is bent back on itself and welded together multiple times. Each time getting more layers of carbide mixed with softer steel. Starting from just one length you can get steel with hundreds to literally thousands of layers.

    The katana is incredibly sharp from the carbide layers and incredibly strong from the iron layers.

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  • All show no go. I see no folded steel core.

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  • But.. That was a single slab. Aren't real Katanas made from metal sheets folded repeatedly? That thing would crack on impact

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  • Anyone else think the music beats Country & Western?

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  • There's supposed to be a dozen or more folds when red hot steel to create over 1000 layers in the blade. This is not the original way of making a katana.

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  • Pretty cool...music was painfully shite tho!

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  • Not the way to do it! The metal bar has to be folded many times to achieve the necessary strength. The blade is then roughly sharpened and coated with clay. the clay is removed from the blade-edge to enable further hardening. It's then heated and cool-bathed to give the sword a genuine pattern. Looks like this knob is more interested in making the scabbard. Sheesh.

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    • @Soppdrake

      I thought so too .. maybe was some cheap katana for salt to foreigner noobs, defenitely not the real thing.

      Interesting nonetheless.

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  • Either a lot of steps were skipped in the filming, or this is a cheap katana.

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  • THIS is art. Not some million dollar LSD-influenced crap hanging in many museum nowadays.

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  • This makes Hattori Hanzo look like an amateur.

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  • Step one, draw a couple vagina's on paper.

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  • change the title, he didn't make a katana...but you still gotta give him credit for being able to make a badass regular sword..

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  • not half as sharp, as the average liveleak commenter.

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  • Oh. It's a sword. I was expecting to see a Suzuki factory making a motor bike.

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    • @mr-scorpio

      If i understand it right you dont have to fold anything as long you use the right steel to start with, why old Japanese swordmaker foldet the steel 7-16(depending on steel) was to get impurities out of the steel. In other words... they have really shitty steel in Japan.

      Then again combine a softer steel between two harder cant go wrong, will not brittle and still have very hard steel for cutting edge.

      Nowdays all swords are showpieces so theres no real reson to make it for swordf More..

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    • @Kallekofot That doesn't have anything to do with getting impurities out of the steel. By smashing and heating the metal you change its physics properties increasing the plastic and elastic deformation ratio. You study this at Continuum mechanics and it is much more complex then you can imagine. BTW, I dont know how i can get more purity by smashing something? PS: I dont know shit about katanas, but I know a bit of physics.

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    • @Makaveli_FD1129

      Will quote Wiki..

      The authentic Japanese sword is made from a specialized Japanese steel called "Tamahagane"[27] which consist of combinations of hard, high carbon steel and tough, low carbon steel.[28] There are benefits and limitations to each type of steel. High-carbon steel is harder and able to hold a sharper edge than low-carbon steel but it is more brittle and may break in combat. Having a small amount of carbon will allow the steel to be more malleable, maki More..

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  • there is something seriously mesmerizing about owning a trade.

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  • Not as good as my Hattori Hanzo sword.

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  • I find this not easy to masturbate to. The bitch wont stfu.

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  • awesome music. i pumped the volume up, so my neighbors could here it too

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  • Came for the video, stayed for the music

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  • From someone who knows, this is a low/mid grade katana. It IS a katana regardless of what others say because it looks like it meets size dimensions. It is NOT (as others have stated) a high grade katana folded over and over. These are very rare in Japan anyway because you have to have a license in Japan to own a sword.

    I'm also curious why Okinawan-sounding music was used when Japanese swords mostly come from western Tohoku (Ishikawa Prefecture being the most famous).

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