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That's a interesting sword, uhmmm is it shown in pieces? or like how it looks like before it is made into a sword?

anyways I have a friend who has a wooden sword and a real sword, but it isn't sharpened.

Though it is illegal to have a sword? do you have to have a permit or something like that?

I mean I want a nice kodachi and a katana(?) oh and also a wooden sword, I think those are very nice.
 

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gokarosama said:
http://members5.boardhost.com/Nihon-To/

It is perfectly legal to own a sword, if it is registered in your name. Like a gun in the US. The picture above is simply a bare blade with its shirasaya and koshirae (respective mountings for storage and display.)
oh okay, well I have another question, what happens if like I am giving a sword as a gift?

I mean do I go and get it registered under my name as soon as I am given it?

because my friend said that he was going to make me a "real" sword, and I know that it takes alot of "hard" work to make a sword, but anyways he is going to make me one. :)
 

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I bought my firsrt japanese sword. a shin gunto in 1964. for 9 pounds english money.
Wish i still had it.!!
 

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In my opinion, the nihonto is the most beautiful type of artwork to come out of Japan, and my favorite style of art.
 

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Nice thread with some decent information here. At first I thought it was going to be one of those "I want to walk through Japan with a Katana!" threads again.
 

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