Welcome to the forum!!I can't give you any info on the grips he used or anything like that.It's just great to see somebody else who likes sword fighting movies.I've recently started collecting samurai movies.There are some great movies out there.If it has Mifune in it you're getting a great classic Samurai movie.There are also some real good newer movies.13 Assassins,The hidden blade...the list goes on and on.