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#305111 - 12/01/06 06:22 PM 888knivesrus.com as a place to buy an Iaito
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Hello, I was recommended to get a Paul Chen Nami Iaito sword from this website 888knivesrus.com because of ok quality while still being "relatively" inexpensive. Does anyone have any comments and/or concerns regarding the website, sword model, and the manufacturer? Any info would be appreciated. Thanks.
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#305112 - 12/01/06 11:24 PM Re: 888knivesrus.com as a place to buy an Iaito [Re: JoshuaMonjin]
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Paul Chen. Enough said.

The entire Hanwei line has a terrible reputation for quality control. So bad that their entire practical series is banned from a number (perhaps a majority) of dojos.

As for knivesRUs, I really have no experience with them. However, I refuse to do business as they sell Stainless Steel Swords without a warning. Stainless is dangerously brittle and should not be used for a blade over 6 inches.
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#305113 - 12/04/06 07:10 PM Re: 888knivesrus.com as a place to buy an Iaito [Re: Benjamin1986]
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Thanks Benjamin1986 for the advice. Is there suggestions out there on where to get a reasonable 28inch Iaito that is good quality? And should I be worried that my soon to be Iaijutsu sensei was the one who suggested the Paul Chen/Hanwei sword to me?
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#305114 - 12/04/06 11:44 PM Re: 888knivesrus.com as a place to buy an Iaito [Re: JoshuaMonjin]
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Thanks Benjamin1986 for the advice. Is there suggestions out there on where to get a reasonable 28inch Iaito that is good quality? And should I be worried that my soon to be Iaijutsu sensei was the one who suggested the Paul Chen/Hanwei sword to me?




Not necessarily. I'm not a fan of the Paul Chen Iaito I've seen, but I know they are allowed in some perfectly good dojos.

As for inexpensive iaito:

http://www.e-bogu.com/Iai_s/59.htm

http://www.tozandoshop.com/product_p/ka100.htm

Here's a whole thread on choosing iaito
http://www.kendo-world.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11751
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