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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jan, 2016 9:17 am    Post subject: Tip cuts on chopsticks cored newspapers rolls         Reply with quote

https://youtu.be/HNgozCMouI4
Test cut small roll cored with 4 chopsticks with euro longsword first, using tip cuts. It went through the chopsticks but could not sever the targets.

Then I switched to Chinese 2 handed dadao on the small, medium and big rolls. It cut all.

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jan, 2016 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Tip cuts on chopsticks cored newspapers rolls         Reply with quote

Lancelot Chan wrote:
https://youtu.be/HNgozCMouI4
Test cut small roll cored with 4 chopsticks with euro longsword first, using tip cuts. It went through the chopsticks but could not sever the targets.

Then I switched to Chinese 2 handed dadao on the small, medium and big rolls. It cut all.



Impressive cutting even if the euro longsword was slowed down enough from cutting the chop sticks to not be able to finish the cuts completely cleanly.

The dadao is really a dedicated cutter although I guess one would still not enjoy a thrust to the stomach even if it has a rounded point, that is unless one was wearing armour.

A tiny bit rainy wasn't it .... Wink Eek! Laughing Out Loud

I hope you hurried indoors and quickly dried the swords and oiled them to avoid rust !?

I would be more concerned about any rain getting into the handle through the guard openings at the shoulders of the blades or having the leather on the handles get to soaked or saturated with water ?

You don't want the handles to retain water on the outside or have water infiltrated the handles and rust the tangs ?

Under those rainy conditions I wonder if a good precaution would be to apply some wax to the leather of the handles as this should be enough to keep the leather from absorbing water in the short time they are exposed to rain ?

Although Tinker usually uses a nut to secure the handles so they would be easy to disassemble to dry and oil the tangs, that is unless these two swords have peened tangs that Tinker also does on request, or on some of his swords.

I'm not sure what materials are used on the dadao handle, but the euro longsword I assume is a leather covered wooden cored handle ?

In any case the cutting looks very clean and effortless in not overpowering the cuts and letting the swords' momentum do the work.

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PostPosted: Sun 10 Jan, 2016 10:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Tip cuts on chopsticks cored newspapers rolls         Reply with quote

Thanks for watching. I'm sure with bigger cuts, like a finishing one, the longsword would get through that roll too. In the video I was using tip cut with very small motion arc to see how it will do. The chopsticks were more challenging than I expected. They turned the targets into a very substantial one. Even the smallest roll was like an upper arm.

It was raining heavily and I caught the cold aura afterward. Painful joints and back. May take days to repel.

The swords were all wet. The longsword was leather covered. It was cleared afterward. Hopefully won't rust too much inside the handle. LOL! The longsword is hex nut construction and in the past I wrapped the tang with vinyl tape to fill in the gap. So that should protect the tang from moisture too. As of the dadao, the handle wrap is lacqured linen cord so it repels water.

However, what was interesting in the test was the grip under rain. It simulates the situation where blood and sweat all got into then hands in excessive amount and how does it affect the grip. Still works, but I had to grip tighter to ensure no slippage. Luckily it didn't affect the powering mechanism in this technique.

Again, thanks for watching. I'll do more test cuts with this targets. They simulate extremely well. I would say better than dead pork arms.

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Lancelot Chan wrote:
https://youtu.be/HNgozCMouI4
Test cut small roll cored with 4 chopsticks with euro longsword first, using tip cuts. It went through the chopsticks but could not sever the targets.

Then I switched to Chinese 2 handed dadao on the small, medium and big rolls. It cut all.



Impressive cutting even if the euro longsword was slowed down enough from cutting the chop sticks to not be able to finish the cuts completely cleanly.

The dadao is really a dedicated cutter although I guess one would still not enjoy a thrust to the stomach even if it has a rounded point, that is unless one was wearing armour.

A tiny bit rainy wasn't it .... Wink Eek! Laughing Out Loud

I hope you hurried indoors and quickly dried the swords and oiled them to avoid rust !?

I would be more concerned about any rain getting into the handle through the guard openings at the shoulders of the blades or having the leather on the handles get to soaked or saturated with water ?

You don't want the handles to retain water on the outside or have water infiltrated the handles and rust the tangs ?

Under those rainy conditions I wonder if a good precaution would be to apply some wax to the leather of the handles as this should be enough to keep the leather from absorbing water in the short time they are exposed to rain ?

Although Tinker usually uses a nut to secure the handles so they would be easy to disassemble to dry and oil the tangs, that is unless these two swords have peened tangs that Tinker also does on request, or on some of his swords.

I'm not sure what materials are used on the dadao handle, but the euro longsword I assume is a leather covered wooden cored handle ?

In any case the cutting looks very clean and effortless in not overpowering the cuts and letting the swords' momentum do the work.

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PostPosted: Mon 11 Jan, 2016 3:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_RTRci0hS4
Test cut newspapers rolls with 4 chopsticks core. We used Zheng's nodachi, Alvin two handed dadao, Tinker two handed dadao, Longship Armoury two handed Dadao and Cold Steel Grosse messer. The target's difficulty maybe equivalent to a thigh.

Background music is Annie's harp piece Rainbow.

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