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You might also be interested in our SBG Sword Store Blog - which is actually updated more frequently and contains information on current special offers, additional product information and musings, sneak previews of swords in development, industry insights and much more!

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Jun 03, 2021

June Edition of the Digest Out Now

Read the June edition of the Sword Buyers Digest Online Magazine for the latest sword industry news and (much) more.

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May 04, 2021

Star Wars Edition of the Sword Buyers Digest

To celebrate the ultimate sword, the light saber, the May edition of the Sword Buyers Digest has a Star Wars theme for International Star Wars Day. May the Forth Be With YOU!

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Apr 03, 2021

New Blog at Kult of Athena

As part of their sitewide upgrade, the number one sword site on the internet - Kult of Athena - have just published their first blog post: the first in a three part series interviewing Ryan, the founder of this amazing company. Check it out!

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Apr 01, 2021

April Fools Edition of the Digest Out Now

It has become a tradition, but the April Fools edition of the Sword Buyers Digest is out now - can YOU find the easter eggs? Click here to read it online now.

Mar 31, 2021

New Look Kult of Athena

Kult of Athena has had a major upgrade and overhaul for the first time in two decades! Check out the new and improved Kult of Athena today. Kult of Athena.com

Feb 02, 2021

February Issue of the Sword Buyers Digest out now

Click here to read the latest issue of our FREE online magazine, the Sword Buyers Digest.

Jan 01, 2021

New Year Discounts

5% off everything at the SBG Sword Store during our official 'holiday' period to try and make up for slow responses and slow shipping. Click for the relevant post on the official SBG Sword Store Blog.

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Nov 19, 2020

Christmas Sword Buying Guide 2020

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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Oct 25, 2020

Balaur Arms

Formed in 2018, Balaur arms has caused quite a splash in the world of ecomical medieval swords. Find out what they are all about here

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Oct 04, 2020

Thaitsuki Swords

Get the lowdown on Thaituski Swords, who they are, what they make and any issues reported by members of the international sword collecting community

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Oct 02, 2020

Halloween Issue of the Digest Online Mag out NOW!

It's Halloween at SBG - check out this special Halloween edition of the Sword Buyers Digest online magazine (its FREE!).

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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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