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Jan 13, 2018

Welded Rat Tail Tang

Many moons ago, yours truly was a helicopter pilot in a couple of Cav units. Since I was an officer, it was required to have a Model 1902 US Army original

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Jan 11, 2018

Can you please tell me any info at all about this sword?

I came across this sword at a sale. It looked intriguing so I bought it for a couple of bucks. By the picture is there any info you could provide or where

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Jan 11, 2018

What Kind of Sword Is This?

I recently bought this sword at an second hand store as it was a bargain price and just couldn't resist. just thought it would make a nice display when

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Jan 09, 2018

Request info on maker's mark

Can anyone tell me about this mark on a tai chi sword? I ask in utter ignorance, gathering info for a friend.

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Jan 06, 2018

Ceremony for presenting a sword to a samurai

Is there a specific ritual or ceremony for presenting a sword to a samurai?

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Jan 05, 2018

What Dino do with this Katana if it’s real?

Grandpa brought this back from Saipan, WWII? Said it was originally a Calvary Officers but the Japanese has to eat the horse so it was cut at the handle

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Jan 04, 2018

Are the del tin 16th century cut and thrust sword or the windlass munich cut and thrust sword any good?

Are the del tin 16th century cut and thrust sword or the windlass Munich cut and thrust sword any good? Like how do they handle whats the out of the box

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Dec 17, 2017

The Ultimate Fantasy Viking Sword - Odin's Oar

The making of Odins Oar by John Lundemo and KC Lund, the ultimate fantasy viking sword

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Nov 28, 2017

Christmas Sword Buying Guide 2017

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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Aug 28, 2017

Meteoric Swords

Cut through the hype about meteoric swords and find how and why they are and were really made

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Jul 28, 2017

Swords of Might Interview with Hunter Follett

Interview with the new owner of Swords of Might, Hunter Follett

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Jul 24, 2017

Cutting Targets with Japanese Swords

Tips, techniques and targets for cutting targets with Japanese swords

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Jun 29, 2017

The Glass Cannon Podcast

Interview with the guys from the Glass Cannon Podcast

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Jun 23, 2017

APOC Tactical Swords Interview

The new Gus Trim designed APOC Tactical Swords series are some of the most affordable, practical tactical swords to hit the market. Here we interview the official distributors product manager

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Apr 30, 2017

Interview with Armstreet

Our interview with the owners of Armstreet, one of the premier suppliers of armor, costumes and accessories for LARP, SCA, Ren Faires and more

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Apr 22, 2017

Forge Direct Chinese Spring Mega Sale!

25% off the entire range of Forge Directs Heirloom Quality Chinese swords, including 8 new models just added..!

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Mar 31, 2017

Blade Culture International - Visit to the Forge

An eye opening visit to the Blade Culture International forge in Pozzorubio, the Philippines

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Mar 31, 2017

LARP Gear Review

Hands on Review of LARP Gear by Epic Armoury

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Mar 31, 2017

Comparative LARP Swords Review

Hands on Review of LARP swords by Palnatoke and Epic Armoury

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Mar 29, 2017

Interview with Epic Armoury

Our Interview with Epic Armoury, Canada's premiere supplier of LARP (Live Action Roleplaying) gear

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Mar 11, 2017

What brand is "real"?

I want a real Japanese steel sword. I'm talking Kill Bill Hattori Hanzo type shit. Not some mass produced p.o.s with an English blade. I want a real samurai

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Feb 24, 2017

The SBG Tactical Katana Review

Our quest to make the ultimate Tactical Katana with US based sword maker, Scorpion Swords.

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Feb 15, 2017

Touching the Katana blade... Do's and Dont's

I have just purchased my first Japanese sword, a Shirasaya (just to start me off as a basic first sword, something pleasing to the eye to display above

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Jan 30, 2017

BCI Panabas Sword Review

The Panabas Sword by Blade Culture International - Hands on Testing and Review at Sword Buyers Guide.com

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Jan 30, 2017

Blue exorcist Anime Katana Review

The Blue exorcist Anime Katana is a pretty typical example of replicas at this price point. Read the full hands on review here on Sword Buyers Guide

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