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    Question Japanese Swords

    Howdy all,

    Ive been trying to get a friend into straight shaving while he in turn has been trying to get me to collect swords like he does.

    At first i thought it was silly since i wouldn't use the swords for anything, but then i got to looking around and actually really like them.

    Does anyone here have any Japanese swords? Or maybe be able to recommend me a good one

    I've been looking and the Hanwei swords and they seem pretty awesome.

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    Hanwei is a good, solid brand, and are very attractive too. I have two Paul Chen pieces: a katana from his Practical series (can't remember which one, I believe it's the higher end model) and a Zatoichi style cane sword. His workmanship is increbible. I'd love to have a proper folded sword (Chen makes those as well), but of course they go for big $$$ - hard to justify for something you're not likely to use for its intended purpose.

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    Good thing I am not into those, a real tamahagane hand polished katana is pretty pricey.
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    Have you showed your friend any kamisori?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    Good thing I am not into those, a real tamahagane hand polished katana is pretty pricey.
    With something like that if you need to even mention price you can't afford it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    With something like that if you need to even mention price you can't afford it.
    yes hehe.
    I was looking at a japanese site for sword polishing they charge 2,500,000 yen for full blade polish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mainaman View Post
    yes hehe.
    I was looking at a japanese site for sword polishing they charge 2,500,000 yen for full blade polish.
    I've been looking at the lower end models and might end up getting one.

    I've been reading alot about the traditional swords and would love to have one one day but alas like you said the price tag is way to high.

    Also is it safe to assume that you own a blade since you are looking to get one polished?

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    If they're not made by Japanese people, nor in Japan, not even of Japanese steel...

    What makes them Japanese?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JimR View Post
    If they're not made by Japanese people, nor in Japan, not even of Japanese steel...

    What makes them Japanese?
    Haha trust me I wonder the same thing.

    I was actually wanting to ask you if you had any experience with any Japanese blades.

    I know you have experience with the stones and also dealt with various craftsmen. Was wondering if you have ever crossed paths with a sword smith.

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