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Re: Katana Inquiry

Subject: Re: Katana Inquiry
by Marwin on 2007/1/8 7:33:07

This is a good site: http://www.jidai.jp/
I would recomend purchasing directly from Japan, it is a lot cheaper and you are usually guaranteed professional work. I bought an iaito (non-sharp sword) from this site and my instructor told me it was good work for that price, somewhere between 30 and 40 000 yen. The mentioned site has some pretty lousy English but it is not impossible to use and the make several kinds of nihontou and you can usually customize the length etc. Like everyone else here has mentioned, a sharp sword is dangerous, that's what they are for. If I had practiced with a live sword I would probably be one leg less ...
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