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#397722 - 05/28/08 04:50 PM True Swords REALIABLE?
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Loc: Roselle Park, NJ, USA
I was wondering if any has ordered from this website i want to know if it is a scam or real?
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#397723 - 05/28/08 06:24 PM Re: True Swords REALIABLE? [Re: NicoJM]
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where's the link?
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#397724 - 05/28/08 11:05 PM Re: True Swords REALIABLE? [Re: TKD_X]
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it is TrueSwords.com
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#397725 - 05/29/08 01:31 AM Re: True Swords REALIABLE? [Re: NicoJM]
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I wouldn't purchase anything I meant to use for training purposes from a site which carries so many stainless steel wallhangers. There are plenty of places which cater to genuine martial arts students. Leave this sort of place for cosplayers and collectors with small budgets and dubious taste in swords.


Edited by Charles Mahan (05/29/08 12:41 PM)
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#397726 - 05/29/08 11:40 AM Re: True Swords REALIABLE? [Re: NicoJM]
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The price says it all.

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#397727 - 05/29/08 06:33 PM Re: True Swords REALIABLE? [Re: iaibear]
NicoJM Offline
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ok a friend ordered from it the ichigoya sword and he got it and he let me try it out
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#397728 - 05/30/08 11:47 AM Re: True Swords REALIABLE? [Re: NicoJM]
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Full tang? Battle ready? Ninja gear?

If you’re looking for a sword for legitimate practice i suggest you run fast and far from this site.
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#397729 - 05/30/08 06:11 PM Re: True Swords REALIABLE? [Re: laf7773]
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The SAP gloves look intersting, tho.
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#397730 - 06/12/08 04:27 AM Re: True Swords REALIABLE? [Re: MikoReklaw]
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Ah, something I DO have experience in.

I ordered from this site, and am so far satisfied with it. As far as the pricings go, I think it's a good place to start when you're looking to start a sword collection, or looking for your first sword. Their full tang section has alot of good quality swords, although I seldom look in other sections, unless I'm looking for sword cleaning / maintenance supplies.

Of course, this is just my humble opinion and I am in no way trying to advertise this site.

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#397731 - 06/12/08 10:20 AM Re: True Swords REALIABLE? [Re: He_who_is_tall]
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Ah, something I DO have experience in. ... Their full tang section has alot of good quality swords.




A shibboleth is the use of a phrase or word that can identify your origins or experiences. In this case, the phrase "full tang" tries to evoke a feeling of quality construction, but does entirely the opposite. It basically puts the whole website in the category of "cheap wallhangers you should completely avoid."

If you're buying kitchen knives, then a full tang is generally indicative of strong handle construction. Not so for Japanese-styled swords. No katana is full tang: the metal of the blade does not extend to the tip of the hilt and definitely is not exposed anywhere along the hilt. It is entirely enclosed by the wood, skin, thread and furniture fittings of the hilt and handguard. The use of the term makes any further discussion of the sword's construction essentially moot: the intended audience is the gullible with money to burn, not the well-versed who care about what they buy.

I know that money can be tight while you're a kid, and the mall stores have those cool red sparkly three-sword displays that really speak to the budding warrior in you. However, starting your collection of swords with a "full tang battle ready true bushido razor sharp shinkendo katana sword" is like a search for your lifelong romantic soul-mate beginning with a "20cm nylon figurine of schoolgirl Kagome from the hit anime series InuYasha complete with poseable arms".

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