Thread: shinken?
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Old 08-23-2012, 12:10 PM   #5
Michael Hackett
Dojo: Kenshinkan Dojo (Aikido of North County) Vista, CA
Location: Oceanside, California
Join Date: Oct 2000
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Re: shinken?

Chris, take a look at Bugei Trading. They have a wide selection of quality swords available. I believe all are imported and they generally start at around a thousand bucks. You can easily spend many times that buying from a custom sword maker. Now the question is what constitutes an heirloom for you? Is it simply the quality and rarity of the individual blade or is it the blade and its connection to you that makes it a family treasure?

Michael
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