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Lancelot Chan
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PostPosted: Wed 29 Jul, 2009 8:39 am    Post subject: Hitting a stainless steel part of my cutting stand         Reply with quote

I was practicing horizontal cut lately and could only cut at the most natural height. Thus I worked hard on it and gained a new insight. I put it to test on a 2.25" newspapers roll and proved successful. I could cut at the different sections of the newspaper roll. At last, I hit too low and I hit something hard.... I didn't stop and just finish the cut with full power. At first I thought I was just hitting the PVC tube, which wouldn't be a problem at all. However the last sound I heard the stainless steel part hitting the ground, which meant it was the highest flying item at the impact, taking most energy. I couldn't imagine what would happen to my sword if I hit that. I took it up and checked. My sword had penetrated the 2mm PVC tube and hit the 2.2mm thick, 3mm diameter circular metal wall. It left a 1mm deep, 1.5cm long scar on the metal and deformed its cylindrical as well. I checked my sword under light immediately and couldn't find any sign of whereabout I hit the metal with!

Shown below were the photos of the metal part:

The length of the cut

The depth of the cut

The thickness of the wall

The deformation of the wall

Now I was totally convinced that Deva Slayer was truly a battlefield, anti-armor sword. Big Grin

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PostPosted: Fri 31 Jul, 2009 11:05 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The object in your photo is more than likely made of cast zinc with chrome plating, a very soft and low quality material. If you strike even mild steel with your sword you will probably damage the edge.
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PostPosted: Fri 31 Jul, 2009 11:37 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Adam Smith wrote:
The object in your photo is more than likely made of cast zinc with chrome plating, a very soft and low quality material. If you strike even mild steel with your sword you will probably damage the edge.


Thanks for your correction. Happy

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PostPosted: Fri 31 Jul, 2009 11:39 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I would like to see the sword in question and the part of the edge that struck the stand Big Grin
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Lancelot Chan
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PostPosted: Fri 31 Jul, 2009 11:42 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Adam Smith wrote:
The object in your photo is more than likely made of cast zinc with chrome plating, a very soft and low quality material. If you strike even mild steel with your sword you will probably damage the edge.


However, if you look at the upper left corner of the 4th pic, there was a cut on the rim. It was made by a 15th century longsword of Windlass, and the sword edge chipped.

So it was not THAT soft that it wouldn't damage any sword.

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PostPosted: Fri 31 Jul, 2009 11:43 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Jonathan Atkin wrote:
I would like to see the sword in question and the part of the edge that struck the stand Big Grin


I can't even locate where did the sword edge hit the metal. However, here's the sword in question:


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