Collectible Swords Replica Blades
There are many different items that people can collect and once such area that is highly popular are weapons, such as collectible weapons and replica weapons. Within this category, there are many sub-categories, with one of them being around swords and other blades. Fans of martial arts, Japanese items, movies, and others all have interests that can be met by collecting swords and other replica blades. Some people like to collect swords based on a specific period, such as medieval swords. It is a hobby where it pays to know what you are seeking.
What are some important things to know about swords?
Unless there is a particular replica sword you are looking for, such as a replica of a sword used in a war or a movie, it helps to know as much as possible about swords, both the replicas and the real things. For example, some essential terms related to swords include:
Some of these terms are self-explanatory while others aren't. For example, forte is the part of the blade closest to the handle. The pommel is the round part on the end of the handle, which is known as the hilt. Knowing this information can make it easier when looking for collectible swords and blades.
What is there to look for in a replica sword?
The first thing any sword collector should know is what style of sword he or she wishes to collect. Each nation around the world has different types of swords used at one time or another. For example, the Australian army carries five distinct swords, such as an infantry sword and a marmeluke sword. Each one has distinct features that separate one from the others. Other factors to consider include material, sheaths, wearability and design for both the blade and the sheath. Samurai swords, also called katanas, often have sheaths that are colourful and unique.