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    Quality swords

    Does anybody know a website that sells QUALITY swords? Looking in particular for a Hsing-I (XingYi) Straight Sword (Jen). Thanks.

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    Quality swords are not cheap. What kind of price range are you looking?
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    I understand...

    Quality swords are not cheap- and cheap swords are not quality. I am willing to spend whatever is neccessary, within reason of course, to procure a quality weapon. How much should one expect to pay for such quality? To use an automotive comparison: I am looking for a BMW, not a Bentley. I was hoping someone would be able to share a link, or two, so that I might get a better idea of what the current market rates are.

    Anybody here have a favorite manufacturer? Please, let me know.

    Regards.

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    Well, I paid about $100 for a decent blade but quality blades (not antique) cost around 300-$350. My teacher has been working on a prototype which isn't available yet, but they are sharp and really well balanced. They will be selling for around $350. I grabed this link from another thread. Try here. They had a few decent swords and lot's of good knives. You might also check with the guys at Beijing Bagua. They don't show everything they sell on their site and product varies so call them if you're interested. Lot's of others but that will get you started.

    Also, one of the members here, Thomas Chen has a sword forum where I'm sure you could get loads of info. I don't have the bookmark on this computer, but do a search here for sword forum or some such.
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    Will Your Sword Make the Cut? READ LK Chen and the Revitalization of Han Dynasty Swords by Gene Ching

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    Quote Originally Posted by GeneChing View Post
    Will Your Sword Make the Cut? READ LK Chen and the Revitalization of Han Dynasty Swords by Gene Ching
    Was just reading about a bronze blade that was a suprising find at a Linjia excavation in Gansu Province. It was found below the foundation of dwelling going back to the Yangshao Culture of the Majiayao. It makes me wonder if there's possibly some weapon that exists today that's about millenium before its time. BTW, that's a great article on LK Chen's Swords, but I cannot see any pictures on his website from any web browser of mine. Can anyone else see them? I'd love to see, or even get, a bronze sword that's polished like a mirror...

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