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Old 12-28-2004, 08:47 AM   #19
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Re: I don't want to dismember my opponents.

Thomas Dixon wrote:
If you wanted a really good Shinken you can get one from Last Legend or SwordStore, both which I believe are made by Paul Chen in China.
Hey I never thought of that

I think I'd float some business to a swordsmith friend of mine and see what he could come up with. He typically makes European swords but his workmanship is outstanding and I know he could make me a very nice cutting sword, he is a true craftsman.

Thomas Dixon wrote:
...But superior quality comes with a superior price tag.
Which is why I have what I have. I've had the opportunity to cut with some of Paul Chen's higher quality/higher priced models and they were quite nice. Unfortunately much too pricey for me. It was also my first cutting sword. I figured if I bent or somehow ruined a $200 sword I could deal with it a lot better than if I ruined a $5000 sword


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