San Mai Titanium
Made by Dan Keffeler and Sam Taylor
Model: San Mai titanium katana
BL/OAL: 31 inches/45 inches
Material: Grade 38 Ti clad BT23 Ti core
Forged_by: Sam Taylor and Dan KEFFELER
Bolster: Grade 38 titanium, Mokume habaki
Handle: Terro-tuff core/carbon fiber exterior, tsunami cord wrapped
Sheath: Dan KEFFELER
Knife Comments: "Sam and I believe that this is the first San Mai heat treatable titanium katana. We both searched before we made this project for references but could not find any indication that this has been done before. I also have test videos of chopping trees with the sword on my IG."
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ok sword flying hcs real quick:
jin style: low & slow! partly due to *cough* lack of spiritual energy (money is heavy ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) but also to best survey the area and question passerby. smoothest fliers as well - put all their skill points into flashy cruising maneuvers to show off that gold filigree.
lan style: HIGH altitude, bitch. this is the cloud recesses after all, and a lan embraces this in the most literal sense. staying high is more considerate to those on the ground, plus the chill ostensibly helps practice one’s cultivation. there’s a metaphor here about keeping “above” mortal concerns but really, flirting with the stratosphere also keeps your windswept hair out of sight.
jiang style: the daredevils. humankind was not meant to fly and that IS a challenge. not the fastest or most graceful, but definitely the most agile. can turn and stop near-instantly. sword parkour exists and it was invented in lotus pier. every jiang knows how to fly upside down and dodge arrows, but!! do not ask why, since there certainly aren’t any illegal obstacle courses hidden in the swamp.
nie style: the fast n’ furious. take awhile to get up to speed but, much like charging rhinos, do not stop easily. pro tip: fly with the blade pointing into the wind for extra speed! tend to stay nearly as high as lan, as wind currents rarely dare to blow a nie off course, and flying low is a pedestrian hazard. on the plus side, if you need to blast snow off your roof, just ask a nie to fly by.
wen style: the power rangers. the heavy lifters. REAL wen bitches fly above active volcanoes, geothermal winds straight up DNI. will hoist & carry crates, people, supplies, jiang disciples, whatever. occasionally compared to flying bricks, as absolutely nothing can knock a wen off course and attempting to do so will Damage you.
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Sword Studies 011 - Artillery Officer Sword - circa 1790
The eleventh in a long running series where we take an in depth look at one antique sword per video. This will include detailed measures of blade length, weight, balance and other characteristics, as well as close up video work and a historical overview.
Please note, British artillery officers in the late 18th and early 19th century typically carried the same swords as infantry officers, which is why this sword is highly unusual, and may have been for an officer of the Honourable Artillery Company, please see the link below for more info about them.
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