BUY AUTHENTIC JAPANESE SWORD ONLINE?
I am from india and i was really interested in buying an authentic japanese sword for martial art purpose and since i cant go to japan ,i wanted to buy it online.
so if anyone could please tell me what websites should i check out to buy these katana swords,i will be very grate full for your answers.
- YamakageLv 59 years agoFavorite Answer
By authentic Japanese sword (nihonto), I'll assume you mean a traditionally forged sword by a Japanese smith in Japan. These are expensive, just a fair word of warning. These are not mass produced, so there are not many retailers which sell nihonto though you can find some that sell antique swords (not for martial arts use). My favorite site for nihonto is:http://www.samuraisword.com/nihonto/pricemenu/inde... There is also Nishijin which sells some already forged swords (http://www.japanesesword.net/Modern_Japanese_Sword...
You could also consider ordering newly made Japanese sword from a smith in Japan, a newly made sword is called a "shinsakuto". There are some smiths with pages in English, but you can also try Tozando which is a retailer that contracts with smiths to produce shinsakuto (http://www.tozandoshop.com/Shinsakuto_Sword_s/41.h... Tozando is a highly respected retailer, so you won't be getting ripped off. If you are really dedicated to getting a high end piece, then you could try to contact a smitth at the registry of the All Japan Swordsmith Association (http://www.tousyoukai.jp/english/member_e.shtml).
Hope that helps a little.
**please note that Paul Chen, Hanwei, Cold Steel, etc. are not authentic Japanese swords. These are non-Japanese modern production swords. There are tons of places online which sell these, but they are not to be confused with a true nihonto.
- DosCentavosLv 79 years ago
"Real" katanas are not used for martial arts purposes. They are "collected" rather than used.
They are prohibitively expensive.
They are dangerous to user and opponent alike. That is why a replica (unhoned) is used for form display.
Fencing with one -- well, you can imagine how safe that is.
Most of my Japanese friends would never touch one because they believe the swords are haunted.
But if you want a "real" one, you may be able to find a WWII blade online. You would never use this for practice. http://www.militaryitems.com/home.php?cat=288
Suggestion: Learn the art. Any instructor would probably simply suggest you just get a wooden or bamboo one. At most they'd recommend a blunted replica for demonstration.Source(s): Kendo Aikido Olympic Fencing
- ZachariahLv 69 years ago
DONT. There are too many Asian online sellers of imitation Katana swords. Find a contact in India who can lead you to a Japanese connection for authentic swords.
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- Anonymous6 years ago
The best place to buy cheap Samurai Swords online is at Amazon.com who stock a massive collection from at amazing prices.
Lets face it there are two types of swords out there. Those that look good and are meant to hang on the wall, and those that are serious weapons. At Amazon you are going to find a huge selection of both sword types.
You can even find high quality Katana's for thousands of dollars that will impress even the serious martial artist.
No matter what you are looking for I hope you find something that suits.Source(s): Buy Samurai Swords Online http://www.amazon.com/Samurai-Swords/b?node=341547... .
- cailanoLv 69 years ago
Paul Chen designs some of the best modern katana, made in a very traiditional style. They are beautiful, deadly weapons.
They aren't cheap though. My favorite of his is the Orchid, which runs about $1000 US.
You might be able to find one cheaper, if you look.
- CTCLv 79 years ago
Check online for websites of art gallerries in Japan. They wont be cheap but they are hand made.
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- Tony valenteLv 59 years ago
Cold steel.com make the best of the best swords for a great price. look them up.Source(s): kung fu dude