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Katana by hoju3942 Katana by hoju3942
Okey, this is my Japanese katana (that's a style sword, for those of you knot in the know) that I got recently. All I did was put the blade next to the camera and lower the colors so you could only see the blade. Hope you like!
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1RoadRage1 Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
that katana is fake fyi
ilnuvola Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2012
J'adore l'idée de la photo, très original
Kusaharashi Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2012
The Hamon on that Katana looks wonderfull!
FlameJame Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2010
That looks amazing! love the Hamon (temper line incase u didnt kno :P)
Delphinrd Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2010
NICE! But I rather want the bigger image of this :( I realy want it on my desctop :)
Lindethiel Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Yeah that's what I first thought, that's the Hamon pattern, the clay slurry that's applied changed the rate at which the blade cools during its forgery, the speed at which the metal changes changes the qualities of the steel, and the strength, and, also, the colour.

Nice shot too, definitely something a little different than those usual Katana shots, although a little pixelated because of the editing.
ronin06 Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
Except on this one its a artificial hamon, usually just created by acid etching etc. A real hamon created by the forging process of combining steels of differing hardness and then tempering them in clays of differing thicknesses etc. is not going to creat the hamons 'wavy pattern' so identically and consistently.

Still fun to swing around outdoors... just don't hit anything harder than fruit. Nothing worse than having a piece of point steel crack and fly back at you.

One of the first 'katana' (just wallhangers made in Taiwan/China) had a fake hamon that was just perfect little triangles, not curves in the pattern at all, looked scary as it gave it a 'saw tooth' appearance.
Ladyhawke007 Featured By Owner May 11, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
good shot :)
EPJimenez Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
I know this may be a late comment, but you should point out to Rags428 that the blade isn't serrated, but what he sees is the Hamon pattern, and that the cutting side is up. anyway, nice picture but a bit pixelated.
Rags428 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
...first off. no 'katana' is serrated. what you have there is what we'd call a show blade. a sword-esque piece of sharp metal. besides, a traditional katana is curved to allow for more strength in the blade (as part of the cooling process). yours however, seems to be very straight from this angle.
(mine, would break yours in half)

in all fairness, it has an interesting and beautifully brutal appearance. and dont take my comment as hostile. i just like being able to apply what i know when i see an opportunity.
hoju3942 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
Actually it is a katana, at high contrast so you only see that part of the blade. It is curved, I took the picture right next to blade so it might not look so to you. But yes, this is a show piece. It was my first katana, and this was taken several years ago after all.

I have since recieved a much 'better' katana. And thank you for pointing out the all the flaws that weren't there, regardless of that fact that yours probably could cut this old one in half. :P

PS, I looked through your gallery? I like your rendered katana, it looks damn good! I thought it was a photo til I noticed that it looked TOO perfect, heh.
Rags428 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
i was just goin by what i saw. like i said, i wasnt bein hostile, i just like reminding myself i know somethin.

thanks for takin a look btw, im glad you liked my render. :)

Brillmongot Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
That isn't a japanese katana, it's a sword like object most probably from china.

If you'd like to get into the know, visit Sword Forum International.
IceQueen-- Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2005  Hobbyist Photographer
that looks awesome. i love the abstractality of it.

(is abstractality actually a word?! meh.)
sailor-rocket Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2003
had to :+fav: it. also that artfreakydude makes me look kinda like this: :O_o: heheheheh what are those white spots? snow, water, lights? hmm
artfreakydude Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2003   Digital Artist
Congrats dude u didt it....u finally ...hell i hae no idea what the u did but this deviation is really damn cool...i wish i had a katana...but nooo...damn u! ok our next preject is Manino of the Rings...haha!
hiden-eddie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2003
It is wonderful
hiden-eddie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2003
Nice shot, i liked the angle.
No offense, but the sword's seems dull, isn't it?
pixelgraft Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2002
I was reading a book on Samurai today, and it featured a few deathblows by such instrument, so...

ouch :o (Eek)
farris Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2002   General Artist
a katana! *hugs it*
I got one too! X))
his name is ChopChop-Chan =P (Razz) he's really cute! ^_^

swords are beautiful!
twot Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2002
cool - the thumbnail made it look like a bridge. but its a blade, so sweetness.
mrbasic Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2002
nice blade, great shot and effect
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