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Bohi or not?

Discussion in 'Sword Discussion' started by zignal_zero, Jul 28, 2012.

  1. zignal_zero

    zignal_zero

    Apr 16, 2008
    I'm seriously considering the Munetoshi Tactical Wak and I've noticed that it is offered both with or without the Bohi. I was hoping folks here had experience with it in both configurations and could provide a little insight.

    I've heard the sword described as "lively" and I really like the idea of a fast handling sword. I also realize the bohi would obviously make it lighter. I just don't know if it would be necessary or if the sword would already handle fine without the bohi.

    Input? Thanks :)
     
  2. BePrepared

    BePrepared

    Aug 26, 2010
    get a hanwei... 5160 is a better steel
     
  3. zignal_zero

    zignal_zero

    Apr 16, 2008
    Yes, I agree that 5160 is better steel (for blades that long). However, there are other considerations that have lead me to select the other. Thanks though.

    Anybody used this sword in either the bohi or non config?
     
  4. BePrepared

    BePrepared

    Aug 26, 2010
    With that in mind the decision simply comes down to whether you prefer a stronger, more choppy blade, or a lighter, faster blade.

    I personally prefer BoHi blades. I like my point of balance to lie closer to the handle so that the blade is faster.
     
  5. crimsonfalcon07

    crimsonfalcon07

    Dec 27, 2010
    I also prefer bohi. And I also agree the Hanwei is a better blade. Its only $85, after all.
     
  6. BePrepared

    BePrepared

    Aug 26, 2010
    upon further consideration, and 20 minutes of playing with my hanwei, i think that the No-BoHi version might actually be preferable.

    First, it's going to go a long way toward strengthening the blade, which is bound to be a bit weaker in the 1060 blade

    Second, i think that the added weight in the blade might be beneficial in a blade this size.
     
  7. zignal_zero

    zignal_zero

    Apr 16, 2008
    Apparently, the reviewer who's post I was reading had the nohi and still said that it was a quick lively blade (more so than his Hanwei Tac Wak).

    Thanks for the input, guys.
     
  8. pap11y

    pap11y

    Jul 4, 2012
    I like the bohi for ascetics and it also makes a nice sound when you are cutting correctly (This applies mainly for kata, tameshigiri and battodo practitioners).

    Helps me hear when I have made a perfect cut without a target..
     

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