Thread: Katana metals
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Old 04-06-2005, 11:40 AM   #8
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Re: Katana metals

just to clarify what a bo-hi is for lets look at those "I-Beams" they use on skyscrapers. The reason they're shaped like an I (with the lines on top and bottom) is because the I shape uses less metal for about the same strength. This is terribly important while making these gigantic buildings. Looking at a bo-hi you can see that it's about the same shape as an I beam. "good idea" you think. even so it still does sacrifice some structural integrity of the sword.

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