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  •  yeah, it's sad but they are nice (1+ / 0-)
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    oldpunk

    The tea stuff racked me up a little over a grand for the kettle and cups.

    The katana set, you don't even want to know, cost more than my motorcycle.

    "Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools."

    by overclocking on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 04:44:08 PM PST

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    •  I can imagine the price of nihonto (2+ / 0-)
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      oldpunk, gerrilea

      If it's a new set, the Japanese government only allows few hundred to be made per year and demand is fairly high. If it's a historic set, demand is even higher.

      I just looked up the price of zinc/aluminum alloy practice iaido swords. The cheapest was $470. The website I checked (a prominent kendo/iaido equipment seller) has steel swords anywhere from $985 to $8000.

      •  it's a full set in shirasaya (2+ / 0-)
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        oldpunk, gerrilea

        I have the combat hilts and guards as well, though that causes damage if you leave them in it so it's still in the shirasaya.  It's certified as well.

        "Foolproof systems don't take into account the ingenuity of fools."

        by overclocking on Sun Feb 19, 2012 at 05:07:28 PM PST

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