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f you’re looking to buy yourself an authentic Katana Samurai Sword, something which has been hand-crafted in Japan (called a Shinken or True Sword), expect to pay £10,000 or more. If you’d rather buy something traditional but made outside of Japan, you’ll likely pay anywhere between $150 and $2000, this would be for a sword that is for all intents and purposes crafted in a traditional manner.

You may be asking yourself, why do swords made in Japan cost so much? What’s the difference between a ‘real’ Japanese Sword and something which is affordable and looks the same and comes from outside Japan?...

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Johnny walked into the sword shop.  Inside, there were swords from all eras adorning the walls.  To his left, he could see swords from Europe, and to his right swords from China and Japan.  At the back of the shop was the shopkeeper who looked up as the bell jingled. As Johnny approached the shopkeeper, he couldn’t help exclaiming to himself, “Ah, but which should I choose?” "That’s a great question, son,” said the shopkeeper, who had obviously overheard Johnny’s not-quite whisper. “To know that, you’ll need to know about the history of these fine weapons..."
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