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Aug 29, 2020

Recent History of the Sword Industry

A bird's eye view of the modern day sword industry

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Aug 08, 2020

Updated Page on Project X

We have updated and consolidated the pages on Project X and its offshoot Forge Direct. What's happening next in the middle of the Pandemic? Find out all this and more in this updated, comprehensive article.

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Aug 01, 2020

August Edition of our free Online Magazine Out Now

And it's a big issue, including part II of the series exploring the ruins and the blades of Cambodia's Angkor Wat, FANTASTIC news for international sword buyers, new products, news on new projects and more!

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Jul 30, 2020

Tired of not being able to buy swords when you live overseas?

Help is at hand with our updated guide to international parcel forwarding services.

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May 01, 2020

Digest Due May 4th

Special Star Wars Day themed issue with an emphasis on light sabers and melee weapons of the future..

Apr 30, 2020

Kingdom of Arms

The full lowdown on Kingdom of Arms. Who they are, what they make, customer feedback, known issues and everyting any prospective buyer NEEDS to know

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Mar 09, 2020

Japanese Ninja Swords

What were Japanese Ninja Swords really like? A deep dive into the shadowy world of the historical Shinobi and their iconic sword

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Mar 03, 2020

March Edition of the Digest Out Now

The March edition of the Sword Buyers Digest Online Magazine is out now.

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Feb 05, 2020

Advent Children Buster Sword

Overview of the Advent Children Buster Sword, including the full backstory, what replicas are available on the market and much, much more

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Feb 01, 2020

Antique Samurai Swords: a personal journey in Japan

Explore the world of Antique Samurai Swords first hand as I was given unprecedented access to the often secretive world of Japanese Nihonto.

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Feb 01, 2020

February Edition of the Digest Out Now

A big issue, with sword news, videos, special offers and the low-down on our most recent venture with Blades of Japan

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Jan 24, 2020

Samurai Swords on eBay: Wolves in Cheap Clothing

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.

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Dec 23, 2019

Seasons Greetings All!

Hope you have a great holiday season and look forward to seeing you all again in 2020.

Dec 16, 2019

If you were going to buy a sword for Christmas... You have left it too late..

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.

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Dec 13, 2019

Forge Direct Katana Review

Third party review of the SBG Forge Direct Katana, one of the best value for money custom Japanese styled swords on the market

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Dec 01, 2019

Christmas Edition of our ezine out now

Just in a Saint Nick of time - the Christmas edition of the Sword Buyers Digest is out now and it's a big one.

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Nov 29, 2019

Battle Ready Lightsabers

Overview of the best and worst battle ready lightsabers on the market. Background info, hands on reviews, testing and comparisons.

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Nov 22, 2019

Christmas Sword Buying Guide 2019

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..

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Nov 12, 2019

Are Swords Weapons?

What is a weapon? Are swords weapons in the age of the gun? It's not as clear cut as you may think..

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Nov 08, 2019

SBG Store - Temporary Suspension of International Shipping

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.

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Oct 06, 2019

Project X Japanese - Round II

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?

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Jul 15, 2019

Sword Buyers Digest - The Archives

Updated with back issues of the Sword Buyers Digest from 2005 to June 2019. Take a trip down memory lane with us.

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May 09, 2019

Project X Japanese is Back

Limited re-release of 20 orders now with custom options at the SBG Sword Store

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Jan 22, 2019

Is Siwode a trustable or legitimate sword maker?

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

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Jan 19, 2019

Seraph Aegis Now on Sale

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.

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