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#136957 - 10/28/04 03:21 PM Fake or real katana?
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Someone is offering me a hand-made katana for 690 USD, but since I am no expert I can not tell if it is a fake or real.
Here are some pictures of the sword: http://foto.volja.net/view-album.php?lang=slo&album_id=7819
According to the seller it was made by Kunisada-sama, Bizen, Japan.
He also said that only hand-made katanas have hammon.

Regards

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#136958 - 11/01/04 05:52 PM Re: Fake or real katana?
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Looks to me like a Hanwei practical plus katana. The sword is handmade but not worth nearly that much. They sell for about 240 USD. Yes, Only hand made swords do have real hamon lines but imitation hamons can be cheaply etched on to a blade with acid. The practical plus is a great starter sword (i think) but is not worth nearly that much. Go to a legitamit site or a store in your area and you can get way more for your money

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