People buy samurai swords for various reasons. Whether you're a collector, novice or participate in martial arts there are things you need to know before you buy your samurai swords. Follow these easy steps to buy samurai swords.
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Decide the purpose for your samurai sword. This will help you to decide what kind of sword to buy. If you only want to hang a samurai sword from your wall, then a replica sword is your best choice. If you want to collect or use a samurai sword in martial arts, then buy an authentic samurai sword.
Choose the style of samurai sword that you want to buy. There are different types and styles of samurai swords. Research the kind of blade that you want to buy. The materials used and how it was made will dictate the price of your sword.
Research different samurai sword makers. There are several makers of samurai swords. Finding the one that you will best suite your needs can be easy to find if you're patient. Talk to others that have bought samurai swords. Read samurai sword magazines to see who makes the swords. Also, the Internet is a good source to find a quality merchant.
Check the authenticity of the samurai sword that you want to buy. Beware of bidding sites claiming to be selling authentic samurai swords at a very cheap price. Many bidding sites sell replica samurai swords. If you are looking for a genuine samurai sword, be prepared to spend $300 at the very least. The sword maker should provide proof of authenticity and have a good reputation.
Purchase your samurai sword. You can buy your sword when you have completed all of your research. Have fun and be safe once your sword arrives.