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    In your mind is it worth pay extra for a sword with an active blade if there is an identical sword that is inactive?

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    And what would be the difference between Active / Inactive if both are identical?
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    Sharpened= Active Dull= Inactive

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    If the sword is for display or ceremonial use would there be any need for it being sharpened? Just asking having no huge experience with swords.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KiltedTexan View Post
    In your mind is it worth pay extra for a sword with an active blade if there is an identical sword that is inactive?
    I tried to dabble in Japanese swords a bit and ended up with three out of five being fakes. I use one Katana fake for trimming tree limbs here at the house, have passed on the other two as they really were: fake. Of the two real Japanese swords (wakizashi's) I have, they are just naked blades. I give you this reference because I wanted you to see that you can loose your tail if you aren't real, real careful purchasing swords. I thought I was being careful & was two out of five...I lost thousands of $ & got out.

    Now, to answer your question I have to ask a question. What is your intent with the sword? If you are wanting to get into cutting, I would recommend starting out with a modern piece. Sure would hate it if you damaged a old sword by making a bad cut.

    Lastly, are you looking to find an old sword, have it polished & new furniture put on it? Check the pricing before you do. Each sword is different and can cost thousands to polish as well as having furniture made for it. All of the furniture must be made one at a time, as each sword is truly unique...nothing is a universal fit.

    Hope this helped or at least muddied the water...
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    O.K. , I'll ask the dumb question;
    What does active & unactive mean in regard to swords?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    O.K. , I'll ask the dumb question;
    What does active & unactive mean in regard to swords?
    Read post #3 :<0)
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    I did but got confused

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hirlau View Post
    I did but got confused
    Sharp is active, in other words you can actively use it.
    Dull is inactive. If you pull it in a fight you lose. :<0)

    Active is shave ready !
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    That clears it up, thanks,,,
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