Have you held a Japanese Samurai sword before? There is a certain feeling of power and prestige that comes with the feel of an authentic samurai sword. I’m sure that you have heard of the Katana and Wakizashi, but did you know that there are several other types of Japanese Samurai swords that might be better for you?
Let me explain…
Samurai warriors in ancient Japan would usually carry two tachi sword for self-defense, a katana and wakizashi. The katana was traditionally used as a primary weapon while the wakizashi was a secondary weapon.
You will notice that Katanas almost always have a longer blade and handle than the wakizashi. Samurai warriors counted on the wakizashi during times when they needed a more compact weapon (in a building).
Maybe you are tempted to go one step further and buy a Nodachi style Japanese samurai sword. After all they are one of the biggest swords on the market, so they must be the deadliest right?
Remember that a Japanese samurai sword is only as effective as the person who is using it! So if you are not big and strong, it could be a mistake to purchase a sword that is too heavy for you to handle. If, on the other hand, you are strong enough to use such a magnificent sword then it could be the best purchase that you ever made.
But what if…
The katana is too big and the wakizashi is too small for your needs? You might want to try out the “Chisa” katana. The dimensions of this Japanese samurai sword are usually somewhere between the katana and wakizashi making it the perfect size for indoor or outdoor use.
Swords for Decoration
If you are looking for one for decorative purposes, any sword can serve the purpose. you can buy stainless steel replicas that won’t cost a lot. For instance, you can get one for $50 or less, which is a reasonable price. These swords are made of wood or stainless steel.
Swords for Practice
As the name suggests, this type of sword is made for those who want to get started and need practice. Practice katana come in three types: dull steel swords, Shinai and Bokken. You can get one based on your needs. Let’s find out more details about each type.
Dull Steel Swords: This type features a dull blade and round tips, which makes them an ideal choice for training. Plus, they are not expensive.