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What were Japanese Ninja Swords really like? A deep dive into the shadowy world of the historical Shinobi and their iconic sword
The March edition of the Sword Buyers Digest Online Magazine is out now.
Overview of the Advent Children Buster Sword, including the full backstory, what replicas are available on the market and much, much more
Explore the world of Antique Samurai Swords first hand as I was given unprecedented access to the often secretive world of Japanese Nihonto.
A big issue, with sword news, videos, special offers and the low-down on our most recent venture with Blades of Japan
There are many Samurai Swords on eBay that seem too good to be true being offered by 'forges' in mainland China. Here's the real scoop on the major players.
Hope you have a great holiday season and look forward to seeing you all again in 2020.
If you were planning on buying a sword for Christmas for someone else, it's a REALLY bad time to be buying right now. Find out why and what you can do about it in the 2019 Special Edition SBG Christmas Sword Buying Guide.
Third party review of the SBG Forge Direct Katana, one of the best value for money custom Japanese styled swords on the market
Just in a Saint Nick of time - the Christmas edition of the Sword Buyers Digest is out now and it's a big one.
Overview of the best and worst battle ready lightsabers on the market. Background info, hands on reviews, testing and comparisons.
Before you even think about buying someone a sword for Christmas, you need to read our christmas buying guide or your good intentions could seriously backfire..
What is a weapon? Are swords weapons in the age of the gun? It's not as clear cut as you may think..
2019 has been a difficult year to ship swords around the world. But it just got a whole lot worse. Find out more in the Official SBG Sword Store blog.
Second and Last round for the year, plus permanent price reduction on the Forge Direct Custom Katana series? Is there anything more a fan of Japanese swords could possibly want or need?
Updated with back issues of the Sword Buyers Digest from 2005 to June 2019. Take a trip down memory lane with us.
Limited re-release of 20 orders now with custom options at the SBG Sword Store
Hi. I have recently been on a quest for finding cheaper $100-200 dollar range katanas. I have come across a company by the name of Siwode. I've looked
One of the finest swords we have ever been involved with, we are delighted to offer this stunning heirloom quality collectible art sword - the perfect marriage of functionality and beauty.
It is official, SBG's new 'sister site' Legendary Swords.com is now finally live 15 months after I first started development on it - and hits the ground running in Beta 1.0 with all the backstories, behind the scenes sword making pages, fantasy sword art galleries and even a webcomic series ready and waiting for you to check out first hand.
With nearly 200 pages of content, in truth the site is still very much in its infancy, but I am pretty sure that if you are a fan of battle ready fantasy swords, you will find your first visit to be enjoyable.
And while you and there, be sure to sign up to our newsletter as it is the best way to stay up to date and be notified of major developments, new competitions and when another chapter of the free webcomic is released..
So without any further ado - check it out here
The clock is ticking, quite literally - and the site for Fans of Battle Ready Fantasy Swords is launching to beta 1.0 on the 20th of September 2018..
As such, my focus will largely be on the new site making sure it is all ready for the official launch, so updates here will slow down as a result.
To find out what all the fuss is about, check it out here on the Special Projects page of SBG..
"Fantasy Sword Art Made REAL in STEEL"..
Our sword customization and making pages just got even better with two free PDF ebooks donated to the sword community by Findlithui.
Both are HIGHLY detailed step by step tutorials, the first showing you how to make a poplar wood core scabbard using a router and the second one how to dress the scabbard up and make a leather wrap for a scabbard
Combine these tutorials with everything else recently added to the sword making and sword customization pages and there is almost everything you could ever ask for on how to DIY it - all 100% free.
How to make your own Sword Sharpening Kit from a couple of blocks of wood, a workbench and a sharpening stone. Easy and consistent results, and no upfront cost.
Our quest, to find the ultimate King Arthur Sword Replica. But first, we had to define what Excalbur would have really looked like, look at how others have defined it, and then see what is out there in terms of good quality replicas. Come with us and see what we found..
The techniques to get rust off a sword are not that hard to learn, though they do take time and a fair bit of elbow grease. Here we provide you with the know how on how to do it, the elbow grease is up to you..