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Larry Lim




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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2011 7:04 pm    Post subject: Inquiry about Kasto & Viktor Berbekucz         Reply with quote

Dear fellow-Forumite,

Has anyone purchased their sharpies from the followings smiths:

- http://www.kasto.org/products.php?id_categ=21
- http://www.berbekuczviktor.hu/

Kindly share your experience(s) with me - buying experience, pricing, quality, delivery time, etc. - if you have bought from them, especially recently. I'd like to hear from you guys before putting my orders down, ya?

You may PM me if you think it's personal.

Yours,
Larry
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Boris R.





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PostPosted: Mon 11 Apr, 2011 11:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

hey OP, you dun goofed, pic of sharpie in pooper! (sry could'nt resist little 4chan humor Happy )

Anyway ontopic, sometime ago i considered buying a sword made by Viktor Berbekucz, it was one of his trademark stock removal made blades, but the sword in question feeled somewhat poor balanced and the steel's finish was a pain to behold. Of course, that was some 3 years ago, and by this day things could have improved.
Oh and one more thing, his distributer in my country tried to make fortune selling his swords for a price three times larger than Victor would charge himself. I know this because i e-mailed him personally.

Never take life seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway.
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Davy Van Elst




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PostPosted: Wed 13 Apr, 2011 2:31 am    Post subject: Kasto is pretty good for the price         Reply with quote

Hi,
I purchased http://www.kasto.org/178-1-5hand-sword.html from Kasto and I still use it (purchased it 2 years ago and am planning to use it in a sword fighting tournament this weekend). It is a good price/value, by this I mean that you can find better but you certainly can find a lot worse. One of the downside is that the material is relatively light and if you plan to use it intensively against stronger swords then you may have a lot of wear and tear. I also wouldn't recommend this sword for heavy
reenactment battlefields, but if you are interested in a light sword with a good handling and don't want to spen too much money then these swords are the ones you searching for.

You may also consider the swords of Jiri Krondak http://www.fabri-armorum.com/english/ , they don't look so nice but they also offer a great balance and are a little bit stronger than the ones from Kasto (my swordfighting club has bought some swords of him and they handle great Happy ).

I hope that this comment helps you.
Kind regards,
Davy Van Elst
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