Understand the Swords
You will need to learn the terminologies, the techniques with which the swords are made, the alloys and the various types of swords. This may sound like a lot and it probably is but you need to be able to understand these basics to be able to get the right swords. Research over a period of time and you should be at home with all the basic details.
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The next thing to do is to make up your mind as to which kind of blade and quality of sword you want to buy. There are numerous options that will vary in style and price. The Wakizashi, Katana and the Tanto are the most famous kinds of Samurai swords that are available.
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The Type of Steel
This is another crucial factor. There are various options available in this regard as well. If you get it made of stainless steel, the quality of the product may not be the same as some of the traditional alloys that have been used. However, since these swords are more for visual purposes rather than actual use, a stainless steel sword will be fine as well.
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Make sure that you get your swords made by a good quality sword maker who can make authentic Samurai swords. You do not want to part ways with several thousand dollars only to find that the sword is of low quality and made by an amateur learning the craft at your expense.
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