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    Battle Ready Swords? INGO Experts / Advice?

    Have wanted a good sword for as long as I can remember, now 50 and still want one. Looking for advice/opinions of any INGO Sword Peoples (almost said Peeps, but then Chez would post more peep pics and I'd get hungry) on where to buy, what I should look for, etc.

    Have read a lot of info here:
    What to Look For in a REAL Battle Ready Sword

    One I love is here:
    AC0723 - Iron Tiger Forge Yanmaodao Sword - $539.95

    Thank You.
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    Bought a few at an auction years ago, no idea who made them other than they are repros. They don't bend and hold a sharp edge, used one for cutting briars, and it did a good job.
    Where's the Kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering Kaboom.

    Marvin the Martian

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    I have several Cold Steel swords, 5 to be exact. They are decent tempered steel for the price. All were purchased on sale at Lynn Thompsons Special Projects website.

    They are not acceptable to a purist. They are sharp and will give you a very good idea of what using a sword is like. It is immediately obvious that to be an effective swordsman requires years of training and discipline. A simple cutting stroke is more complicated than it appears.

    I am not any type of expert with a sword, just wanted to know what it was like to handle one. It is scary, imagine needing to keep a 3 foot razor under control. Similar to carrying a loaded, cocked handgun with safety off all the time.

    Don

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    [QUOTE=Nazgul;7082399]I have several Cold Steel swords, 5 to be exact. They are decent tempered steel for the price. All were purchased on sale at Lynn Thompsons Special Projects website.

    They are not acceptable to a purist. They are sharp and will give you a very good idea of what using a sword is like. It is immediately obvious that to be an effective swordsman requires years of training and discipline. A simple cutting stroke is more complicated than it appears.

    I am not any type of expert with a sword, just wanted to know what it was like to handle one. It is scary, imagine needing to keep a 3 foot razor under control. Similar to carrying a loaded, cocked handgun with safety off all the time.

    Don[/QUOTE


    Have to agree, it's an awful lot of sharp metal.
    Where's the Kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth shattering Kaboom.

    Marvin the Martian

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    Do not Buy Swords Online Until You Read This! ... this place is really good lots of info
    I make things really sharp

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    Have you looked at Paul Chen Hanwei?
    Never stop burning tin.

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    In the "sword" world Albion Swords is probably known as the best company that mass produces swords. These cost a bit but they are true quality and are "Real Swords". They do offer the Squire line of swords which are budget friendly.

    https://www.albion-swords.com/

    If you are looking for a more budget line Hanwei Swords or Windlass swords offer usable swords. Stay away from what we call "Wall Hangers". These are crap swords that will get you hurt!

    Here is a good general sword forum:
    https://myarmoury.com/home.php

    BTW.. here is a link to my site, you will probably want to build a shield later :>)

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    Ron

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperJock View Post
    Have you looked at Paul Chen Hanwei?
    This, CAS/Hanwei has a very decent array from economical to expensive.

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    Swamp Rat Rucki, Busse AK-47 or Ruck

    And of course, Miller Bros Blades or Horton

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