another perfectly good motorcycle ruined.......

Thursday, 21 March 2013

Katana


































Katana, I actually had a real live-blade in my hand's once, I turned up for training one night at the dojo, Sensei Reg Andrews had bought in his Katana that he had been awarded for his services to Sankokai Karate, he gently powdered the blade and handed it to me, I had,of course used Bokken's in training and seen and felt the many Chinese copies that are passed off as a 'genuine' Japanese Katana, but this was the real deal, a genuine, 'live-blade,capable of decapitating a man so quickly and efficiently that he would continue talking, unaware of the mortal injury he had sustained, Sesei dropped a tissue onto the blade and it actually cut straight through it, the Katana felt nothing like the clumsy, wooden training Bokken's that I had been using, when Suzuki decided to name their four-valve-per-cylinder machine 'Katana' they knew exactly what they were aiming for, as the owner of a GS 1000, i thought I had the best bike in the world, then the Katana was released on the un-suspecting motorcycling public, i had to have one and four year's after they were released, i traded up, still regret selling it to a neighbour to buy a Citroen BX as we needed a more family friendly car to ferry the kid's around at the time, Katana, it's on my wish-list, loud, heavy and fast and like no other motorcycle in the world.......

Location:In The Shed