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How Ebay Samurai Swords get Made in China - An Inside Look at Sword Making Part Three

Ebay sword dealers offer a lot of customization, including custom hamon. As with the other parts of sword making, that too is outsourced to locals who specialize in it. There are several places, that range from very fast, to very detailed. The lower the price point on a sword sale, the lower the amount they [...]

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How Ebay Samurai Swords get Made in China - An Inside Look at Sword Making Part Two

Ebay sword sellers often, okay always, claim they have a forge and make the swords they sell themselves. Actually, in 100% of the cases, this is untrue. Yep, they are all lying, and not one of them owns a forge. So where do the mass quantities of swords they sell come from? In some cases, [...]

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How Ebay Samurai Swords get Made in China - An Inside Look at Sword Making Part One

Every few years this topic comes up in a big way, and my email box goes crazy. While I've published a few factory videos and wrote a few articles for Sword Buyers Guide, I decided since I already pay for a blog, I may as well put my inside access to use on Roninkatana.com as [...]

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Taking a Look at the Deadpool Movie Samurai Swords

Some good shots of the katana Deadpool is using in the movie. Deadpool is probably the most famous comic book character to eviscerate enemies with samurai swords, but he is not the only one to do so in the movies. Wolverine made good use of them in The Wolverine, and Psylocke will be using one [...]

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The Ronin Elite 2015 Soshu Kitae Line has Stocked

Ronin has restocked the elite line with lots of new katana for sale. O-katana, kogarsu maru (little crow), and ko katana are among the 60+ new elites this year. Ronin has also added some Chinese jian and dao this year. Ronin Katana is the world's largest seller of complex laminated katana, including soshu kitae. Lamination [...]

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Ronin Katana has Restocked! New Swords and Tsuba for Sale

Ronin Katana has restocked all items, and added over 50 new ones! Now in addition to katana for sale, Ronin offers all the parts needed to build your own custom katana. Tsuba, saya, tsuka, seppa, habaki, and bare blades are all for sale. Three new models of European swords have been added, and 60 new [...]

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Touring a Ninja Shop, and Throwing Shuriken in Osaka, Japan

Recently I was in Japan buying parts for the Ronin tamahagane katana line, which should be on sale next year. Between traveling from city to city collecting sword parts and books on katana, Paul Southren (Sword Buyer's Guide) and I stopped at a ninja shop to buy a few things and put on a shuriken [...]

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Three New European Swords From Ronin Katana

Ronin will have three new European swords for sale in late July.  Model #7 is below. Includes suspension belt, so it is Renaissance fair ready. Like all swords offered by Ronin Katana, this one will be sharp, and ready for cutting right out of the box. Ronin has over 100 katana for sale, and 9 European [...]

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Studying Katana in Japan - Learning the How Japanese made Samurai Swords Part 3

This post focuses on antique tsuba for sale in Japan. Japanese sword dealers offer fully mounted katana for sale, bare blades for sale, and tsuba, fuchi, and kashira sets. Silk and cotton are available as well, if you know where to look, but not at the antique sword dealers. Here's a look at some of [...]

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Studying Katana in Japan - Learning the How Japanese made Samurai Swords Part 2

More pictures of katana for sale from the Japanese trip. I've included some cheaper pictures of samurai swords for sale at a ninja shop in Osaka. Enjoy.All pictures copyright Ronin Katana 2015

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