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i need to know who can forge me a combat worthy Jian/gim and also do the scabbard and fittings too.
I know about Howard CLARK. Rick barrett is out because i think he will cost too much LOL.
I'd like to have at least 2 other smiths to choose from so i can make a better decision on who will make the blade. it also gives me a chance to lower final cost as much as is feasible .
I would have to be able to see what they are capable of of course. BLADE HAS TO BE ABLE TO CUT THROUGH
MAT WITH A GREEN BAMBOO CORE and still remain unharmed to be considered combat ready.
the mat takes the place of human skin, and the bamboo takes the place of human bone. = fyi
thanks in advance to anyone who can assist me on this issue.