Are the swords that are displayed in the budk catalog reliable

by hugo
(pasadena tx )

QUESTION: I found some good looking katanas in the website budk but i dont know wether to buy them or not if your answer is not to trust them do you know were i can buy functional blades such as swords, daggers, and knifes at reasonable prices? and thanks in advance.


ANSWER: Hi Hugo,

Hmmm, well - when it comes to swords, BudK primarily focuses on display swords... They do have a few of those 'Shinwa' swords these days, but the jury is still out...

As to selecting some good ones, um - have a look at the rest of SBG. ;-) Lots of different reviews at different price points there... :-)

- Paul

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by: JT

Most swords sold are display items. A sword you could depend on for actual combat would be VERY expensive. Consider a machete instead. They are inexpensive and built for abuse. I have a first generation (short blade)Cold Steel Katana machete that I would trust more than any katana in my collection.

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by: JT

Most swords sold are display items. A sword you could depend on for actual combat would be VERY expensive. Consider a machete instead. They are inexpensive and built for abuse. I have a first generation (short blade)Cold Steel Katana machete that I would trust more than any katana in my collection.

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