Each year, we like to reflect on the most popular posts published here at American BladesPro. Our mission is not only to bring you the best swords at exception prices, but also to entertain, spread the rich history related to swords, and distill the mysteries and terminology of sword culture, too.
With that in mind, here are the top posts from the year that was 2020.
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?...