Imitation katana

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7 Responses to Imitation katana

  1. Henry says:

    “Heeere we are:Born to be kings……” or queens as may be.

  2. S’ok it’s being used by an imitation Japanese person.

  3. theswimmer says:

    I had a conversation with a custom edge weapons producer years ago who stated ,
    “It is only an imitation if you cannot use the item for it’s original purpose!”

  4. Sigivald says:

    I’m with theswimmer.

    It might not be a traditionally-made Japanese katana, sure.

    But it’s the right form, and looks like it’d work – if so, it’s no more an imitation katana than an accurate copy of a 1911 is an “imitation” 1911.

  5. Historian says:

    The question is not who made it, or where, but how well it’s made. Without a closer shot, we can’t tell if it’s a reasonably well made blade, (which could be a $100 blade made in a factory in Taiwan last week, a $2000 blade hand-forged in the USA or a $20,000 blade hand-forged by traditional methods in Japan) or what sword collectors sometimes refer to as a “SLO” – a sword-like object. I.e., a lump of crude metal shaped mostly like a sword, but that will chip, bend or shatter if used in any way like a real sword (and probably handles like a mild-steel brick too).

  6. Timmeehh says:

    Get those hands together!

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