Now you can make a sword purchase with confidence! There are several things that you should keep in mind when buying swords of any style. In this article I will share some insiders secrets and practical knowledge that will help you to make your next sword purchase a HUGE success!
The first thing that you should do for your next sword purchase is set a budget. Doing this will help you to realize which types of swords are in your price range and which types are simply unreasonable. While some tensa zangetsu swords will cost you upwards of 2,000 and more, there are several manufacturers that make high-quality swords for under 200.
You should also consider which style of sword you would like. There are many types of swords on the market including Eastern, Western, long swords, short swords, daggers and cutlass swords. Choosing a general style for your sword purchase will help you to narrow down your options to a select few.
Will your sword purchase be used for live action or cutting tests? If so, then you should consider purchasing a full tang sword. Swords with a full tang, or blade that goes all the way to the end of the handle, are seen as especially strong due to the fact that they are one solid piece. Do you need a sword with an extra long reach? Long swords have an obvious advantage in fencing drills but can also be more costly and heavy.
Remember to keep your new sword purchase lubricated with light oil at all times. This will prevent rust and corrosion, which can literally ruin your precious sword.
You can still buy many models of sword walking sticks, but the majority do not come with a sharp edge for good reason! These are more for decorative use, and often used in theater. Some sword canes come with a stainless steel blade that can be sharpened (if it is not already sharp). They are not “real” swords, but sharp enough to cut though many things.
You need to be careful, however, about buying and carrying sword canes. The sword walking sticks is considered a concealed weapon and if your state has strict rules there are also heavy penalties for breaking those laws. Some states, such as Massachusetts and New York, prohibit sales of sword canes and you cannot buy them from here. You can buy sword canes out of state and may take them home, but you can’t carry them outside of the house (which actually makes it difficult to transport the sword from out of state to your home). Please pay attention to your state’s laws regarding the sword walking canes.
In any case, please enjoy the antique sword walking cane as an art form, not as a weapon. The most deadly thing can be a most beautiful art form – or the other way around – depending on its use. I hope that you enjoy the beauty in its creation, rather than its potential for destruction.