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Swords are one of my favorite weapons. The weapon that I consider of the utmost importance is of course my mind but in terms of physical hand held weapons after guns my next choice would be swords. I've got a small collection of both european and asian swords and although such weapons might be seen as old fashioned they're still very effective.
 

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edged weapons are great and useful,you only need to know how to use them...and have that special mindset,strongly belive not everyone is able to use them,so personal..
 

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I have a hybrid between a Katana and English broad sword , its nothing fancy but anyone hit with it will not be getting up . I got my Son a full tang Katana from SMKW in East TN close to Knoxville .
We both want a Cold Steel Gladius so they will probbaly be in our Christmass stockings .
 

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Deadlest Warrior built a replica of Vlad the impaler's sword . It was long slightly curved and heavy at the tip and anything hit by it was lopped off .
 

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I'm going to open this topic back up. I notice the date posted. The Cold Steel 97 TKMS Tactical is a decent blade. It is 1055 Carbon Steel and it's composition is
Element Content (%)
Iron, Fe 98.41-98.9
Manganese, Mn 0.60-0.90
Carbon, C 0.50-0.60
Sulfur, S ≤ 0.050
Phosphorous, P ≤ 0.040
Notice no Chromium which will rust except this one says it has a "Black Baked-On Anti-Rust Matte Finish" which will help. It's a decent blade. It's a medium carbon steel.
 

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Swords are one of my favorite weapons. The weapon that I consider of the utmost importance is of course my mind but in terms of physical hand held weapons after guns my next choice would be swords. I've got a small collection of both european and asian swords and although such weapons might be seen as old fashioned they're still very effective.
Pictures please.
 

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Note, many swords that people have may not be made for combat, but more for decoration, so be wary. I have a LOT of swords in my house (we're big geeks), but only 4 of them are actually suitable for actual combat. If I get more combat swords, can bet they too will be Cold Steel brand.
 

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Note, many swords that people have may not be made for combat, but more for decoration, so be wary. I have a LOT of swords in my house (we're big geeks), but only 4 of them are actually suitable for actual combat. If I get more combat swords, can bet they too will be Cold Steel brand.
Yes, well noted. I have no qualms dealing with Chinese swords. They are decent, cheap and use modern methods of manufacturing. I'm not going into battle with it so for what I use them for they are fine. I have a certain criteria when I go looking on the web. I have a Tai Chi sword that is stainless steel, spring steel to be exact and it's a nicely done sword for practice and Tai Chi. I use it for cardio exercise also. It has not been sharpened. I always order from LongQuan, China. If I was going to do battle I'd be ordering a Japanese Katana with a price tag of over $2000. USD. Since that is not a reality, these Chinese cheapies are find for me, as long as they are:
1) 1060 Carbon Steel
2) Full Tang
3) Sword Weight 1Kg (2.4 lbs)
I could get 1095 carbon steel and it would keep an edge but can tend to be brittle.
 

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This is a Katana from China. Price range from $75 USD TO $99 USD.
1060 Carbon Steel
Full Tang
Blade weight 1 Kg (2.2 lbs.)

It's not a bad sword for the money. I like it.
Samurai Sword 0020001.JPG Samurai Sword 0050001.JPG
 

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