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Sword Buyers Digest, Issue #005 - Tenchi!
June 08, 2006

Welcome to the return issue of the sword buyers digest - its great to be back! :-)

As you may know, my regular monthly newsletter has been on hold since I started the 'SBG site overhaul' in January 2006 - and what was supposed to take only a couple of months has dragged out until - well, now!!

But FINALLY with the sending of this newsletter, the overhaul is now 'complete' and I can go back to concentrating on expanding my site instead of reformatting it - which is a very good feeling indeed...!

So, enough rambling - because I know that there is something that quite a number of you have been waiting for...


To all those people who have been emailing me about the Cheness 9260 Tenchis and Shuras, let me cut to the chase!!

The pre-order page is ready and open for business in this months edition of the MEMBERS LOUNGE and the password to get in and access it this month is - tenchi

So with that out of the way, lets kick things off with some general site update news...


Hmm, let's see - where to begin... Well, as you can probably tell - EVERYTHING has been updated since the last newsletter!

My site is now set to expand with new reviews, categories and tons more info, so its kind of a mute point (and boring!) to go into too much detail here.

The only real change of note is that I've decided to abandon my old blog in favour of the 'overhaul blog', simply because I've enjoyed it so much and - well - it's black (after all black is the new, er, black). Naturally I will change the title a bit (behind the scenes at the SBG overhaul doesn’t make sense if there is no overhaul), but yeah - I just can't go back to the old one!

You can keep up to date with the 'overhaul blog': here

The other major announcement of note is a $99 special on Cheness Cutleries 'Musha' Wakizashi, which is on my main Cheness sales page. These will go pretty fast and the offer expires on the 15th, so if you are interested, be sure to check 'em out!


Ok, this one has been around for a while now (since 2004 to be precise)... But for those of you who haven't seen it yet, it is well worth a look! These guys are fast, precise and very, very impressive. The 15 bamboo poles with one cut is my favourite!


Pictures of my "Armoury" - show us yours!

Paradox of Light/Heavy Swords

Recommended Anti-Zombie Swords!


June's password to the MEMBERS LOUNGE is: tenchi

And for good reason...

As I already mentioned, the US$249.99 special pre-order Tenchi offer is now officially open - but all of those people who have been asking me about it probably aren't even reading the rest of the newsletter and are probably in the lounge already, so let's talk about what else is there for the rest of you... :-)

This months edition is the biggest yet!

There's a fun (and addictive) free 'Kill Bill' game, two heavily discounted 'swords of the month' from my mates at Arms of Valor, gift voucher giveaways for your reviews, win a free 9260 in Shirasaya Competition and a sneak preview of Lancelot Chan's 'Realistic Sparring Weapons' (phew!).

See you in the lounge! Until next time, stay safe and have fun with swords! ;-)

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