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Mar 11, 2017

What brand is "real"?

I want a real Japanese steel sword. I'm talking Kill Bill Hattori Hanzo type shit. Not some mass produced p.o.s with an English blade. I want a real samurai

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Feb 24, 2017

The SBG Tactical Katana Review

Our quest to make the ultimate Tactical Katana with US based sword maker, Scorpion Swords.

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Feb 15, 2017

Touching the Katana blade... Do's and Dont's

I have just purchased my first Japanese sword, a Shirasaya (just to start me off as a basic first sword, something pleasing to the eye to display above

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Jan 30, 2017

BCI Panabas Sword Review

The Panabas Sword by Blade Culture International - Hands on Testing and Review at Sword Buyers Guide.com

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Jan 30, 2017

Blue exorcist Anime Katana Review

The Blue exorcist Anime Katana is a pretty typical example of replicas at this price point. Read the full hands on review here on Sword Buyers Guide

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Jan 27, 2017

Interview with Samureye

Interview with the guys behind Samureye, makers of high quality hardwood training Bokken

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Jan 27, 2017

Bokken by Samureye

Hardwood Bokken by Samureye hands on review at SBG

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Jan 05, 2017

Forge Direct Chinese New Year Super Sale!

20% off all Forge Direct Chinese Swords, including 3 new models launched to coincide with the sale! Only until January 18th.. Check out the details in our store blog

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Jan 02, 2017

Final Run: Furia Sword of the Apocalypse

The end is nigh. The final run of 10 pcs of Furia, Sword of the Apocalypse by John Lundemo from Longship Armoury is being pre-ordered and out of those 10, 3 have already been spoken for..

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Dec 20, 2016

New Look and Feel for 2017

The last few days I have spent working solidly on laying a new foundation for SBG for 2017. Read more on the Sword Store Blog.

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Dec 08, 2016

Cheap Swords Under $50

Beginners guide to cheap swords under $50. What you can get, what to avoid and our top recommendations.

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Dec 07, 2016

Vibration of swords

My Hanwei practical Norman sword vibrates when slapped on the pommel, or on the blade, is that normal? Im quite new, infect this is my first sword so I'm

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Dec 07, 2016

What sword is this?

I recently bought this sword at an impulse as it was a low price and I couldn't resist. It was beside several other fictional swords from Legend of Zelda,

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Dec 07, 2016

What kind is this?

Is this anything of value? I was just going to donate to good will, but wanted to keep if it was worth something.

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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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