Disposing of 'junk' swords

by Adam
(Maryland, USA)

Unfortunately I made the mistake of buying swords years ago before I really knew what I was looking for. Now I'm stuck with four swords that are rather embarrassing to own. What is the best way to dispose of them?

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A few different options..
by: Paul

I know the problem all too well..

There are basically a few different ways you can dispose of junk swords..

1) You can take them to the local junkyard to be scrapped.

2) You can bend or break them into a manageable size, pack it with paper and seal them in a cardboard box and bin them. If you do this, it is a good idea to write "caution: sharp objects inside" with a magic marker so no one at the local garbage facility accidently gets hurt unpacking them.

3) You can sell them all together to someone one ebay or take to a flea market/garage sale. One mans junk is another mans treasure.

4) You can give them to friends who might want them.

5) You can recycle the components, and/or use them to experiment with sharpening techniques, antiquing, etc. Always best to have a junker sword somewhere to test a new sharpening technique idea instead of trying it on a new and more expensive blade.

I am sure there are other ways, these are just a few off the top of my head based on my own personal experience.

Hope this helps.

Re-purpose Them!
by: Voltan

If they're tempered, stainless can be made into a functional piece if you you keep the blade length short. Cut'em down, grind in some tangs, drill some pin holes for handle scales. A stainless sword blade can make about three knife blades!

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