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#112865 - 09/19/04 05:24 PM Real or fake katana ?
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I bought a katana for practice for about 250$ canadian. At genesport. But I can't know if its hard enough to be used has a weapon. I select a non-sharp blade cause of my unexperience in the art of Iaido. But still, could you guys teach how to know if it is a real of fake one? It has been maded in japan thought...

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#112866 - 09/19/04 05:50 PM Re: Real or fake katana ?
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Well if you're training in Iai, the most sure way is to show it to your instructor. If you paid $250 for it and it's not an iaito, it's most likely not suited for the rigors of regular iai practice.

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#112867 - 09/19/04 06:16 PM Re: Real or fake katana ?
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I don't have a school. I bought a book after ive bought the sword. I think it's for iaido but I can't really say what kind of katana it is. Anyway to know it ?

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#112868 - 09/19/04 08:07 PM Re: Real or fake katana ?
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Ask the folks you bought it from. If they can't tell you it's an iaito then in all liklihood it's a stainless steel wallhanger meant for display purposes.

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