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Jeroen Averhals




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2014 10:59 am    Post subject: Edge on Regenyei sharp sword         Reply with quote

I am thinking of ordering a sharp Regenyei longsword.

I have been disappointed by the edge on swords of other sword makers and want to be sure this one will be good.

What do I expect of an edge, as straight as possible and a uniform sharpness.
The sharpness preferably paper cutting sharp.

Does anyone has experience with Peter Regenyei sharp swords and wants to share it with me?


I'll give my thoughts on edges of the swords I have or had:

Pavel Marek, wavy edge, sharp on some places, very dull on most, impossible to put a decent edge on.
Arma Bohemia, wavy edge, sharp on some places, dull on some places, possible to sharpen.
Hanwei Atrim: straight edge, uniform dullness, hard to sharpen but it is possible.

Valiant Armoury: straight edge, uniform sharpness, perfect edge, easy to resharpen.
Cold Steel: straight edge, uniform sharpness, perfect edge, easy to resharpen.
Albion: straight edge, uniform sharpness, perfect edge, easy to resharpen.

thanks

Jeroen

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Emil Andersson




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2014 11:16 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Hello Jeroen,

I only have blunt sword from Mr. Regenyei but if you do decide to go ahead with one of his swords, make sure to specify that you want it sharpened to a certain degree. He's very approachable with customizations and special requests. If he has the means to sharpen it like you want it I'm sure he will be willing to do it.

Shipping concerns might be some trouble for those seriously sharp swords, though?
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Foong Chen Hong




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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2014 11:53 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I will be getting a sharp falchion from him soon, stay tune for review, photo or even test cutting.
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Lukas MG
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PostPosted: Fri 06 Jun, 2014 2:37 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The Regenyei sharps I've seen didn't have a good edge. Wide secondary bevels of varying sharpness. Not paper cutting sharp. The swords still cut pretty well but yeah, they needed some rework pretty badly.
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Joar Grahn




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PostPosted: Sat 07 Jun, 2014 2:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm currently waiting on a sharp montante from Regenyei. I did specify that I wanted appleseed edge bevels so it will be interesting to see if the sword has them when it arrives.
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Jeroen Averhals




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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jun, 2014 10:59 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies.

Emil, I was going to order a scabbard with it, that way I can avoid shipping problems.

Foong and Joan, how long will it take to get your Regenyei's? I'm looking forward to your views on them.

Lukas, that is wat I feared. I emailed mister Regenyei with my requests and I'll see what he answers.

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Joar Grahn




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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jun, 2014 12:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I believe my Regenyei sword should arrive during august, maybe a bit earlier. When it arrives I will probably do a full review.
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Greg Ballantyne




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PostPosted: Mon 09 Jun, 2014 5:08 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

The way the Pavel Marek edge is described in the OP sounds like the lone DSA example I have. Another (same price point) example I have has two very straight edges, extremely sharp with consistent appleseed profiles down each edge. Two widely differing quality levels of blades, same price point........low price point at that. Second example not DSA, but Legacy Arms.
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Foong Chen Hong




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PostPosted: Tue 10 Jun, 2014 1:27 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Peter notify me the falchion is almost done, so either end of this month or early next month.

From what I learn from many other DSA swords owner, it's better to order the sword blunt and sharpen it yourself. As they sharpening services is horrible

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Greg Ballantyne




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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jun, 2014 3:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I got my DSA blunt and sharpened it myself. I would not recommend that strategy based on my experience, the waviness and inconsistent temper of the edge resulted in a sword with some sharp areas, and other areas that will not take an edge. Hopefully DSA has improved their blade making abilities, or perhaps they should simply market their products as not intended for sharpening.
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T. Arndt




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PostPosted: Mon 16 Jun, 2014 6:25 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Even if you get a good edge, you are going to have to touch it up as soon as you use it. So rather then depending on the maker putting one on, its better to just learn how to do it yourself: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dndjr3YXsLA
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Foong Chen Hong




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PostPosted: Wed 18 Jun, 2014 12:12 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

So my falchion just arrive and I examined the edge. The sharpness are actually quite balanced and it is somewhere between medium to razor sharp. If you had Regenyei's sharp before and it wasn't good. Maybe he improved on sharpening.

Anyway, I will try to record some test cutting with plastic bottles

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