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Need Advise- Tell me how to ADVISE THE KID

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:08 pm 

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I GOT THIS MESSAGE FROM SOME KID LAST TIME - Im interested in buying a samurai sword. i wud love to buy a genuine samurai sword but since im only 17 and cannot afford one. i was thinkin of buyin this sword i saw online. can u advice me on this. its made with stainless steel. but will it be sharp. i dont mind it not being genuine and factory made as long as its sharp and looks like the real thing. and hopefully ill be able to buy a real one some day.


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:55 pm 
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Authentic Japanese swords are usually VERY expensive. Indeed, at the end of the day, no matter what they might tell you, it is impossible to buy truly authentic Japanese swords on a budget of under US$300.

Indeed, the starting price for most entry level Shinken (real katana made in Japan) is more like US$3000 and goes up (and up and UP) from there.

However in our target price range, there are a handful of blades on the market which come at least reasonably close to the 'real thing' in terms of their appearance, functionality and handling.

And quite a few more that use modern spring tempered steels to create amazingly tough 'Dojo Quality', frequent use Japanese style "beaters" if you will...

Plus a few cheapies that at least give it a decent shot..

In this article, we will be taking an indepth look at these two main categories of commercially available swords on the market - swords that try to approximate authentic Japanese swords and the functional, yet contemporary, 'cutters and beaters' (plus we will also check out the cheap ones a bit too, most are rubbish - but some are at least worth the purchase price).

But before we do, let's take a look at the most common and misrepresented types of Japanese style 'swords' on the market place, of which there are probably more of these available than any other type of sword around - the worst offenders..
Stainless steel Japanese style sword like objects - which are about as far removed from authentic Japanese swords as night is from day..

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