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Jash
03-24-2009, 06:21 PM
As the title says - this thread is for the Hanwei ((Green)) Bamboo Snake Limited Edition Katana (PC1658). For those that do not know....Hanwei made 300 in total - 140 with a Green saya and 160 with a Black saya, which i believe makes this the most limited and collectable of all Hanwei katanas...

So please let us know what number you have AND what colour!
Also, feel free to talk about the katana...it is a nice piece :thumbs_up

***Update - taking a page from the book of "The Flame of the West" lol:

Limited Edition Numbers (of 300):

028 GREEN belongs to "ed209" from Manacor, Spain
108 BLACK belongs to "rick cottontree" from Texas, USA
136 GREEN belongs to "Jash" from Canada
284 BLACK belongs to "bjmoose" from Canada
xxx BLACK belongs to "Sedhal" from the Ring of Fire

ed209
03-24-2009, 06:43 PM
#028/300, green, located in Manacor, Spain.

By the way, Jash, I'm not sure if it's correct name is Green Bamboo Snake. I
could swear I've read Green somewhere too, but never in official description
provided by Hanwei. It's just Bamboo Snake (Chikuyosei Hebi).

Plus you forgot to write serial number of yours. ;)

Sedhal
03-24-2009, 06:58 PM
I remember way back hearing the Orchid referred to as the Blue Orchid by some places. And the Tiger and the Gold Tiger.... weird now that you mention it.


I have ?/300 in BLACK. (I'll find that envelope sometime and update).

Jash
03-25-2009, 09:53 PM
By the way, Jash, I'm not sure if it's correct name is Green Bamboo Snake. I
could swear I've read Green somewhere too, but never in official description
provided by Hanwei. It's just Bamboo Snake (Chikuyosei Hebi).

Plus you forgot to write serial number of yours. ;)

LoL - sorry, i had to go find my number...but was in the middle of finishing up a last minute term paper of "the fall of the roman army?"...been a while since i checked.
So here it goes:
136/300 - Green - Canada

Hhmm...you raise an interesting point regarding the name... I too remember the older names "Blue Orchid" and "Golden Tiger", but never really thought about the change over time....
Actually - i just checked my saved article from "Blue Ridge Knives" - the company that offically commissioned this series (if i'm not mistaken...). Even they get a bit confusing:
On the header of the article it says "Bamboo Snake Katana"
But on the official description it then reads "PC 1658 - Paul Chen Folded Steel Green Bamboo Snake Katana"...."Wooden scabbard with black or green lacquer finish."
I was going to double check, but Hanwei removed it from their site... :|
But i changed the description ;)

bjmoose
08-10-2009, 09:19 PM
As the title says - this thread is for the Hanwei ((Green)) Bamboo Snake Limited Edition Katana (PC1658). For those that do not know....Hanwei made 300 in total - 140 with a Green saya and 160 with a Black saya, which i believe makes this the most limited and collectable of all Hanwei katanas...

So please let us know what number you have AND what colour!
Also, feel free to talk about the katana...it is a nice piece :thumbs_up

***Update - taking a page from the book of "The Flame of the West" lol:

Limited Edition Numbers (of 300):

028 GREEN belongs to "ed209" from Manacor, Spain
108 BLACK belongs to "rick cottontree" from Texas, USA
136 GREEN belongs to "Jash" from Canada
xxx BLACK belongs to "Sedhal" from the Ring of Fire


#284 came with black saya, but I located a nice dark green saya, so that's what I have now...

Jash
08-17-2009, 12:23 AM
Sweet bjmoose.
Welcome to the forums! What kind of swords are you into, and how do you like your GBS katana?