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(NEW VIDEO) Shura Katana
Kenjutsu/Iaijutsu Demostration Video
(09/19/2007)

Kata and tameshigiri performed by Kilgore Sensei of Twin Cities Budokan (www.twincitiesbudokan.com).

Style performed is KaiShin-Ryu (Heisei period)

Download Video (7.8mb) - Streaming Windows Media Video (WMV)


STRESS IMPACT TEST VIDEO
By Paul Southern of Sword Buyers Guide in Australia.

Wood chopping with the Oniyuri 9260 Through Hardened Bujinkan Katana.

This is a destructive stress test, DO NOT ATTEMPT under ANY circumstances.

(Katanas are NOT designed to chop wood. This is a stress test intended to destroy the sword.)

Our swords are only designed for tameshigiri (of goza mats) in a controlled dojo enviroment under qualified supervision.


STRESS FLEX TEST VIDEO
By Paul Southern of Sword Buyers Guide in Australia.

Flexing the Oniyuri 9260 Through Hardened Bujinkan Katana.

This is a destructive stress test, DO NOT ATTEMPT under ANY circumstances.

(Katanas are not designed or intended for this type of abuse. This is part of a stress test intended to destroy the sword.)

Our swords are only designed for tameshigiri (of goza mats) in a controlled dojo enviroment under qualified supervision.


NEW CUTTING VIDEO
Test Cutting (12/22/06) of the Cheness SGC Series (Specialized Goza Cutter) Katana and Wakizashi.

Testing the newly completed Cheness SGC Series (Specialized Goza Cutter) katana and wakizashi. Using half, single, double, and triple rolled tatami omote. Both pegged and free standing. 3 minutes 17 seconds.

Download Video (11.3 mb) - Streaming Windows Media Video (WMV).


CUTTING VIDEO
Test Cutting (7/3/06) of the newly arrived 9260 "Oniyuri" Bujinkan Katana.

Attempts at cutting using various hand grips so as to experiment with the versatility of this blade/grip ratio. Short video.. 58 sec.

Download Video (2.19 mb) - Streaming Windows Media Video (WMV).


CUTTING VIDEO
Cutting party (6/18/06) with PREVIEW of our new prototype swords currently in the works.

Download Video (5.8mb) - Streaming Windows Media Video (WMV).


VIDEO
Our Spring Steel vs. other brands of swords. (2/18/2006)

Comparative Stress test of our new SPRING STEEL BLADES versus competitor brands in the same price range.

(Manufacturers stress test. Do NOT attempt).

Download Video (1.8mb) - Windows Media Vid.


Video of our forging process (6:30) 20mb

Video is in WMV Format. It details the process in our forge used to make our most basic katana (1045 Carbon Steel). Methods vary (more complex) for our other swords. Windows media player will stream the segment as you download so you won't have to wait as with our MOV files.


Video of Mokko and steel folding chair. (11/21/05)

This is a quality control/destruction/torture test to show that the cutting edge of our blade is made right/properly heat treated. (Do NOT ever do this to a katana unless you intend to destroy it for testing purposes).

The blade on the Mokko is through hardened to optimize the quality of the 1060 carbon steel. This is not to show the katana being able to go through the chair... but that the tip can withstand the force without bending, rolling the tip, or chipping the kissaki.

Download Video (3mb) - Windows Media.


OLD VIDEOS -- (In Quicktime Format)

-- Mokko Katana - Added 11/11/05 --

Tatami Omote
Video 1
- 6 consecutive cuts
Video 2 - 3 consecutive cuts
Video 3 - 3 consecutive cuts

Water Bottles - Since I noticed that alot of people don't know what cutting the rolls feel like, I decided to use a more common target. Plastic and aluminum bottles are much easier to cut, but watch out... they do scratch up your polish.
Video 1
- Plastic water bottle #1
Video 2 - Plastic water bottle #2
Video 3 - Aluminum soda can

Higo Katana - Added 9/15/05

Video 1 - 3 consecutive cuts A
Video 2 - Single cut A
Video 3 - 3 consecutive cuts B
Video 4 - Single cut B


Tatami Omote
Video 1 - Cutting video of type 1 katana.
Video 2 - Cutting video of type 2 katana using homemade stand - (Wow, I like the way it cuts).
Video 3 - Cutting video of type 2 katana (Multi cuts and flop) - When I realized that my homemade stand was not stable enough.. probably need to increase the length of the peg.

Pool Noodle  
Video 1 - First time trying pool noodle - FUNNY (I had no idea how easy/hard pool noodles are to cut).
Video 2 - Second try with pool noodle - Funny (watch it fly)
Video 3 - Yay, success
Video 4 - Getting the hang of the pool noodle thing -- Not much challange after you get it.

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