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I've had this set now since February, 2015 and wanted to thoroughly test them before I gave a proper and educated review.
If you are looking for an affordable entry level set of fully functional Japanese style swords to display and/or for light to medium Tameshigiri practices, then this Black Hand Forged Samurai Sword Set is ideal. All three disassemble in the traditional manner with Mekugi without any problems, though I did replace them with new Mekugi to tighten up the fit. The Nakago (tangs), are an acceptable 3/4 the length of the Tsukas, making for a very strong assembly. The edges of the set came very sharp and surprisingly, each Nakago was engraved with the Musashi kanji. Each piece fits nicely in its saya, but did need some slight shimming to suit my personal preferences. The fit and finish of all the hardware are exceptional. The Sageo and Ito are black cotton, despite the description stating "black nylon cord wrappings", which is ideally better, in my opinion. Each piece cuts Tatami and super size pool noodles very well and the Bohi gives a nice audible feedback when swung properly. The display stand is nicely finished, solid, symmetrical and was easy to assemble. Each piece comes with a standard black protective bag without a white liner. I would highly recommend this set to novice Tameshigiri practitioners and/or to those that want a fully functional sword set for display. Lyle D. Yates-Master Instructor (retiered).
all 3 of these pieces are good. sharp with a nice hard spine the blades look and feel amazing. 1 warning: the base comes dissembled in the box. all you'll get is 3 wooden pieces. being new to sword collecting, that confused me, but i figured it out. using the picture of the stand from the stands category on the site i was able to figure out how it went takes only a matter of moments
so, good, sharp product, i recommend it highly
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