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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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While the Katana is the most famous example of Japanese Swords, it is not the only one.   Here we discuss the various types of Japanese swords and their uses.
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These 10 swords from the ancient world are all remarkable. Some for their remarkable state of preservation, others for being found where they shouldn't have been, most for the legends surrounding them, and a few for their purported magical powers.
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