Whats a good website to buy a real samurai sword?
I want to buy a samurai sword and I don't want to get my money stolen for a cheap sword I want it to be durable and usable
- Anonymous8 years agoFavorite Answer
If you want a REAL samurai sword, you can get a $5,000.00 (minimum) real nihonto from Japan. But I would consider one of those a work of art and wouldn't cut with them. They are too beautiful to risk damaging through tameshigiri.
Here's your best option:
Get an authentic reproduction of one. Reputable makers are Hanwei, Dynasty Forge, Bugei, and Kaneie. I have handled these swords before, and trust me, they are the closest you can get to a REAL Japanese sword. Be prepared to pay anywhere from $500.00 - $2,000.00 Stay away from their cheaper ones. Also, stay away from everything that is below $300.00 dollars. SO MANY people out there try to deceive people. I suggest doing some research and joining the sword forum online. They have experts there that can lead you in the right direction.
All in all, remember this, "You get what you pay for."
And always do your research before you buy! Read! Read! Read!Source(s): Iaido practioner
- Anonymous5 years ago
Try Onihonto.com. They have a variety of authentic Samurai Swords and other related items. Items have educative descriptions and links to other resources. They even have one of the swords that was on display during the Morikami Museum s Samurai Exhibit. It is a historically important Juyo Token, attributed to Masamitsu.
- Anonymous5 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... .
- 5 years ago
There are many respectable Japanese sword merchants who you can find links to on this site. It is also a great resource for knowledge about antique nihonto.
Keep in mind, if you do not buy an antique nihonto made from before the Edo revolution, you really are not buying a genuine "Samurai sword".
Save your money. You get what you pay for in the nihonto collecting world.
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- YamakageLv 58 years ago
It depends on what you mean by "real". A newly made sword (called a "shinshakuto") that was forged by a smith in Japan can cost upwards of $20,000 (including the polish, and having the handle assembled). Some antique swords can vary in price, for example some World War 2 swords (gunto) that were mass produced for Japanese NCOs are very cheap since they were low quality and not traditionally forged. To get a sense of what these cost you can look at:
What you tend to find on websites selling "katana" for a couple hundred dollars, are actually swords made outside of Japan using non-traditional methods and modern high carbon steel. These can be functional, and in fact most practitioners of Japanese sword arts outside of Japan use these swords for training. As with anything, you get what you pay for. As the price increases, so does the quality.
http://www.nihonzashi.com sells functional swords that range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars.
http://bugei.com/ has a good selection of high end production swords
http://summerchild.com/forsale.html Here are some high end custom made swords in full polish made by some of the top smiths outside of Japan (e.g. Howard Clark, Bob Engnath, etc.).
- MiriamLv 44 years ago
First off your teacher should be able to get you what you need. No teacher, then stay away form live steel. Most of the websites, like the one listed below, sell low end junk, refered in the sword community as beater class. There is no such thing as cheap good steel. First stage bokken, wooden sowrd Second stage Ito, non-edged sword The live steel and may years in between
- BatmanLv 48 years ago
- 8 years ago
trueswords.comSource(s): My little brother