how do you know if the sword is real?
QUESTION: I want to buy a light wood shirasaya wakizashi, and i found a good site, but i want to make sure that what i'm buying is real, and not a replica or a display.
ANSWER: The best way to be sure is to check both the brand (maker) of the item and ensure that the seller (vendor) has a reputation for honest business practices...
I've listed the best of the best sword sellers at the SBG Sword Buyers Directory. Otherwise, if you wish to provide a link to the item you are looking for, either myself or one of our regular visitors can chime in with a specific opinion.