Martial Arts Sword

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  1. Kender

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    Hi
    This was a reward that I received 25 years ago. Please note that it is not the local cheap replicates that you can buy in most China stores. It is not available in South Africa in shops. This sword comes from Japan and was given to me by my Sensei 25 years ago. It is extremely sharp. If anyone is interested in buying it please make me a REASONABLE offer.[​IMG]
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    What is reasonable? Got no idea what they go for...
     
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    Could chop my frozen fish up nicely with that !
     
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    Depending on what you say, I might be interested. How long is it?
     
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    wow a Beauty!
    I have a replica that i am happy with if i saw this 3 years ago it would have been a different story
     
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    It is 77cm long, as stated above it is not the normal display type.
    It is a collectors item and therefore difficult to put a value to it, but I contacted the person who gave it to me and he said the value should be more than R2000. I will look at offers though.
     
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    is it a katana
     
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    The samurai were the elite of Japanese society. They generally carried 2 swords. The longer curved edge traditional Samurai sword was usually around 36" long and a shorter sword of like design known as a katana was usually around 24"-26" long.
    Ninja swords were more the length of the Samurai's Katana but were straight edged instead of curved. This was because the Ninja did not have access to the high-carbon steel that the elite had. The Ninja used his sword in a stabbing motion. Thus the need for more stealth as they had to get closer to their victims.

    It is a Ninja Sword. Difference explained above.
     
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    so when you say not a replica you mean this is the real thing as in if i took a swing at an intruder the dude will be sliced and diced and the sword will not break?
     
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    That is 440 stainless steel my man, you will def chop someone with it
     
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    If it is a true one of a kind sword, then the value should be priceless!
    A sword of that caliber, that was made in Japan, will go easily R500 000 and up.
    I will never sell a sword that was given by a Sensei....way too much honour in that.

    You can look at the handle crafting for individual craftsmanship...every sword maker put some sort of "signature" on their swords.
     
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    \\\You are correct, sorry for the bad description
    \I did not mean to say it was an original hand crafted antique, but rather that it's not one of the swords sold in South Africa, made of normal steel and blunt, It was made in Japan and was bought there. It is still razor sharp after 25 years, after doing many shows(where many things got chopped up).

    Maybe it's more special to me, than to other people therefore I'm asking mods to rather close this thread.

    Sorry guys for any misunderstanding this might have caused.
     
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    Mods please close this thread.
    Thank you
     
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