Sword Buyers Guide

If you are truly looking for the Best Selection and Best Prices on an item, there is only one place you really need to look.
- EBAY -
It is a known fact that after all is said and done, you will find a greater selection and better prices on EBAY. There is not a store on the net where you will do better. I have seen prices at major online retailers that were double the EBAY price.
Can't find what you are looking for?

Article by Will Kalif

If you always wanted to own a medieval sword to hang on the wall, show to your friends, or bring with you to a Renaissance Faire this guide will help you to make a good first purchase.

Sword buying can be a very confusing process. There are thousands of sellers, hundreds of manufacturers, and a dozen different types of metals that swords are made out of. But you shouldn't worry too much about any of this. If this is your first sword then you should make it a pleasurable experience by getting the sword that looks and feels right for you. If you stick with a reputable seller then the sword should be of a good quality that will give you many years of worry free enjoyment and maybe even start you on a sword collecting hobby.

27" Ninja Sword Machete Throwing Knife Full Tang Tactical Blade Black Katana

Ends: Oct 27 2014 18:47:57

Oshigata Book Japanese Swordsmiths WWII Samurai Sword

(39 Bids) Ends: Oct 23 2014 04:01:18

NEW 27" Full Tang Tanto Blade Ninja Sword Machete Throwing Knife Tactical Katana

Ends: Nov 02 2014 18:16:33

best gift Rosewood straight Folded steel Chinese sword sharp can cut bamboo

(0 Bids) Ends: Oct 23 2014 04:05:22

Japanese Samurai Sword KATANA 1060High Carbon Steel Full Tang Blade Can Cut Tree

Ends: Nov 18 2014 00:43:03


(0 Bids) Ends: Oct 23 2014 04:33:32

Ninja Sword 27" Machete w/ Throwing Knife Full Tanto Tactical Blade Katana Black

Ends: Nov 02 2014 20:39:31

28" Ninja Sword Full Tang Tactical Blade Katana Tanto Knife w/ Red Flame

(1 Bids) Ends: Oct 23 2014 04:42:08

27" Stainless Steel Dual Full Tang Blade Black Ninja Sword Machete with Sheath

Ends: Nov 01 2014 21:02:17


(14 Bids) Ends: Oct 23 2014 04:51:33


Ends: Oct 29 2014 15:39:18


(9 Bids) Ends: Oct 23 2014 05:24:34

Get your hands on some swords if possible

First and foremost you should, if possible, visit a retail or wholesale store that has a wide variety of swords that you can actually hold and handle. If this means taking a twenty-five mile trip in the car then it is worth the time and effort. Bring with you a small notebook so you can take notes about the different swords you like and write down the different manufacturers and model numbers so you can do some online comparison shopping for price bargains. It is important to actually hold the sword and see it because the feel of a sword is difficult to convey on a website.

If you are going to buy a sword online

If you cannot visit a place that sells swords and you absolutely have to buy one online here are a couple of things you should do. Make very careful note of the weight of the sword then get yourself something that weighs the same and hold it in your hands. You will be surprised how this feels and there is a very big difference between a sword that weighs two pounds and one that weighs four pounds. You should also note the length of the sword then use a measuring tape to get a feel for the actual size of it. I would recommend you even cut a piece of cardboard into the shape and size of the sword you are thinking about buying. You can hold this cardboard mock up, swing it around and even pin it to the wall to get an idea of how it will look on display.

Deciding why you want a sword

The first and foremost decision you have to make is why you want the sword. This will greatly help you in choosing your first sword. There are two main reasons I will describe here. If you want a sword to hang on the wall as a display piece that you occasionally take down to show to friends then you should look for a sword that comes with a wall mount display or a rack display all in one package. Because medieval swords come in many different shapes, sizes, weights, and lengths buying a sword then trying to match it up with a rack can be a tricky process. I recommend you get a sword that comes with the rack or wall mount. If you want a sword to wear as part of a costume or as an accompaniment to Renaissance Faires and Role Playing events then you should get a sword that comes with a belt and scabbard. Again, because swords come in a tremendous variety of sizes, finding a scabbard can be a very difficult task.

Narrow your decision down to one of the three basic types of Medieval Swords

Because there are thousands of different swords you should figure out which of the three main types of swords you want to get.

Replicas of original swords- You may want to get a sword that is a replica of an authentic sword such as a Scottish claymore, Japanese Katana, or Spanish rapier.

Movie Replicas: - You may want to get a sword that you have seen in a movie and Lord of the Rings swords are very popular.

Fantasy Swords - These swords can have a very creative look, often times they have intricate handles and unique blade shapes.

So now you have narrowed you selection down to the use of the sword and the type of sword and you are ready to start looking at actually purchasing a sword. Here are some guidelines to help you make a good purchase.

New or used?

I recommend you only purchase a new sword from a reputable retailer. This way you have an ironclad guarantee that if there are any problems with the sword. You can just send it back and try another sword. The big online retailers such as Amazon or Overstock are perfectly suited to this. And if you find yourself looking at lesser-known sites or weapons specialty sites there are a few things you should look for. Does the site have the hackersafe guaranteed logo? Does it have a clearly posted customer support telephone number you can call?

Do your research and shop around before you buy

The Internet has brought with it the ability to gather information from a lot of different resources. Search the web for sites, forums, and articles on swords and the particular sword you want to buy. Take lots of notes so you can make an informed decision.

Swords have a two thousand year history and there are many manufacturers, sellers, collectors, and experts of swords. But when it comes down to your first sword you should decide on the sword that is going to make you happy and not worry about all the details that can easily cloud your decision. Get a sword that looks and feels right for you and get it from an established and well-know retailer and you will have a sword that will bring you years of enjoyment and maybe even start you off on a new hobby.

Sword Buyers Guide Photos

PDF file Life Science Buyers Guide: Manufacturing And Supply Chain IT ...
Insights Market Analysis report, Life Science Buyers Guide: Manufacturing and Supply Chain IT Outsourcing, by Eric Newmark; double-edged sword: as drug patents expire, product pipelines need bolstering and generic companies continue to encroach on branded ... View Full Source

Sword Buyers Guide

Cat. no. description buyers price guide 121. scarce malay pirates sword, with zig zag blade and fancy german silver and brass grip, wooden scabbard with german ... Read Document

YouTube $59 swords - Water Bottle Test Cuts - YouTube
Full review: http://www.sword-buyers-guide.com/cheap-samurai-swords-for-sale.html Testing two $59 swords against a variety of water filled bottles. ... View Video

Sword Buyers Guide

As we look back on the great ape's illustrious career. 38 48 56 44 TEKKEN 3D PRIME EDITION 56 RESIDENT EVIL: REVELATIONS 38 NINTENDO POWER HOLIDAY 2011 BUYERS' GUIDE DECEMBER 2011 GAME INDEX DEPARTMENTS 6 12 24 75 92 96 Bejeweled 3 Cartoon Network Punch Time Explosion XL Fortune Street The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword LEGO ... Read Here

Sword Buyers Guide Images

It will assist potential buyers in structuring their decision process’ Tonnis de Boer, Innopay This fragmentation that the E-invoicing Guide 2011 clearly reflects can very well be regarded as a double-edged sword, in the sense that it gives rise to a lack of transparency, but it ... View This Document

YouTube Destructive Testing On A 55 Gallon Drum - YouTube
FULL REVIEW: http://www.sword-buyers-guide.com/knight-sword.html Generally only reserved for US$500 to $1000 swords such as Atrims and Albions, this test proves that the ... View Video

Sword Buyers Guide

PDF file BG 2012 1-32
•Cold forged sword steel blades with hard chrome finish •Pressure injected die cast handles / body BASE09 •Hardened high carbon sword steel blades ... Visit Document

Wikipedia Franklin Mint - Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia
The company minted within its own production facility numerous sets of coins-of-the-realm, theme-based medals and ingots, selling them on the subscription plan, with buyers getting a monthly shipment and invoice. ... Read Article

About Classic Video Games Sitemap - Page 3 - Spiderbites Of About.com
Lost in a sea of early 90s fighting games, Magic Sword is a hack ‘n slash arcade classic that These slick one sheets showed awesome art and did their best to tease managers, owners and buyers to This section will guide you through all the modern consoles, handhelds, plug-n-plays, toys, books ... Read Article

Photos of Sword Buyers Guide

PDF file MULTIPLE CHOICE. Choose The One Alternative That Best ...
21) A) validity B) integrity C) accuracy D) consist ency 22) A system that uses data mining to guide 52) Net marketplaces 52) A) are industry owned or operate as independent intermediaries between buyers 125) Re-designing and automating business processes can be seen as a double-edged sword because 125) ... Retrieve Doc

, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

↑ Back to Top