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Dec 01, 2016

Should I worry about the strength of my sword after I sanded on it?

So I have a Cheness Kurome that had two small nicks on the right face of the sword close to the habaki. I was worried about dirt and grime getting caught

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Nov 30, 2016

Damascus Breaking Problem

I ordered a Damascus Sword from one Craftsman. Today Cargo delivered my Damascus Sword. But, Im' not sure Is this strong Sword? I don't know. Craftsman

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Nov 29, 2016

Saberforge Review

Follow up Saberforge Review by Dan Dacombe. Two swords is always better than one..

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Nov 29, 2016

Kyberlight Interview

Interview with Shon from Kyberlight Lightsabers

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Nov 29, 2016

Kyberlight Lightsaber Review

Hands on Review of the Kyberlight Customizable Lightsaber series

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Nov 21, 2016

G1100 Manganese Katana Review

G1100 Manganese Katana, the Makaze review takes a close look at this budget sword by Australian based sword sellers and makers, Global Gear

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Nov 20, 2016

Herald Series Sword Review

The Herald Series review, testing and examination of the sub $300 Two Handed Sword

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Nov 19, 2016

The Sovereign Sword by Darksword Armory

The Sovereign Sword by Canadian Sword Makers Darksword Armory shows just how far this company has come since the early days

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Nov 17, 2016

Our Best Samurai Swords: Forge Direct

Our best Samurai Swords reviewed. Hands on examination and testing of two Forge Direct Custom Katana, master smith forged blades unlike any other on the market

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Nov 08, 2016

Are the damascus swords on katanafire.com any good?

According to the directory of good sword vendors katanafire.com sell good quality swords. On katanafire, all of the swords from their higher end lines

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Nov 06, 2016

Japanese Swords For Sale on eBay

Most Japanese swords for sale on eBay are not what they seem. Before you buy, you need to get the facts..

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Nov 06, 2016

What Should i buy?

This is my very first sword I'm hoping to cut water bottles at most with it. I'm just so new to all the 1060 1095 CS ETC. for example I'm looking at this

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Nov 06, 2016

Ryan Sword Review

Ryan Sword have a bit of a hit and miss reputation. But this review suggests to stay far away from their higher end swords..

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Oct 28, 2016

Replica Anime Swords

Replica Anime Swords tested, reviewed and explained in detail on Sword Buyers Guide.com

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Oct 27, 2016

Sword Art Online Replica Review

Review of the Sword Art Online Replica Sword by Sword Buyers Guide

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Oct 26, 2016

Ichigo Bankai Sword Review

The Ichigo Bankai sword hands on testing and review by Sword Buyers Guide

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Sep 29, 2016

Anime Kirito Sword Review

The Sword of Kirito from Sword Art Online Reviewed

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Sep 28, 2016

Blutsauger Anime Sword Review

Hands on review of the blutsauger sword from shakugan no shana

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Sep 22, 2016

New Release: The Muramasa Katana

The latest release in our Forge Direct line up - the Muramasa Laminated Katana. Read more in our store blog.

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Sep 01, 2016

September Digest..

Just a quick note - due to unforseen circumstances our schedule last week exploded and we were simply unable to send out the September edition of the Sword Buyers Digest. Things should be back to normal for the October Halloween edition however. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Aug 16, 2016

Reshaping a Blade

Hi, I've been thinking about buying and customizing a Hanwei Tinker Great Sword of War, and one of the changes would be to make the tip of the sword pointed

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Aug 15, 2016

Imperial Forge Limited Edition Folded Steel Katana IF1000LTD vs Hanwei 30th Anniv. Musashi Katana

Hello, I have done hours of research on line. I want a quality folded katana for looks,toughest,sharpness. in the 750- 1000 dollar range. I want to learn

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Aug 09, 2016

Chansword

I am a first time sword buyer and found the sword I want on Chansword.com. The particular sword is the black t10 katana, I love the look and characteristics

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Aug 04, 2016

why not include tamahagane in your "sword steels 101" section

I was wondering why you didn't include a tamahagane section in your real swords 101/sword steels 101. Tamahagane steel would be the most authentic Japanese

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Jul 25, 2016

Ronin Katana Miyamoto Musashi Special

From the Official Store Blog - Special Introductory offer on the Dojo Pro Miyamoto Musashi Sword Daisho Set.

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