QUESTION: Swords of might has a new line of swords from kawashima swords, can u tell me anything about the brand? Right now my favorite brands are musashi swords and cheness cutlery. I have 2 musashi swords and am planning to buy a third from the 150's series, as for cheness... i cant afford one yet lol, im planning to buy from ur site within the year hoping that i can catch one when its in stock. Just asking if kawashima is a good brand or if you have reviews in your site about them.
P.S. the musashi's i own are all thanks to you and your site!!ANSWER:
There is a lot of hype around Kawashima Swords, including some claim that they are made in Japan, are the best value for money out there, yada, yada, yada...
However, I believe that Jason at SoM has pointed out that they are made by one of the forges that produces Masahiro - and if you look at the fittings, etc - they are pretty much generic low end Katana...
However, there are better choices out there - there will soon be a review on the main site done by a SBG member that shows that they have a lot of plastic parts in their construction that, in his review, broke during light cutting tests (tatami and waterbottles) and the fake wire brushed hamon looks pretty horrific...
At first I was as keen as everyone else to see what, if anything, the fuss was about.. But I'm sorry to say, there isn't much there at all...
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