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    Question about similar swords

    http://www.zhengwutang.com/chinese/j...an/hanjian.htm

    and

    http://cgi.ebay.com/FOLDED-Hand-Forg...QQcmdZViewItem

    look like identical swords. Is one much better than the other?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Wong View Post
    http://www.zhengwutang.com/chinese/j...an/hanjian.htm

    and

    http://cgi.ebay.com/FOLDED-Hand-Forg...QQcmdZViewItem

    look like identical swords. Is one much better than the other?

    Thanks in advance.
    The e-bay sword is not from us. The fittings are too crude, and we dont use that flat cotton cord for wrapping anymore.

    The blade geometry towards the tip of the sword is also not correct.
    The polish also looks cheap. Would have to look closer to know for sure though. I'm getting the feeling that the polish is around 2000 grits. But as I said; I cant be sure from the pictures.

    zhengwutang.com is the Australian dealer of Mr. Zhou Zheng Wu's swords.
    The person dealing the simmilar sword through E-bay states that his sword comes from Zhiforge in China, and thats not us...

    Best regards, Kenneth A.H.
    I study at:
    Long Quan Zheng Wu Knife & Sword Forge.
    I work at:
    Zheng Wu Knife & Sword Company.
    Qing Zhong Knife & Sword Company.
    Exclusive Porcelain.

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    Thanks for the clarification Kenneth

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth, H. View Post
    The e-bay sword is not from us. The fittings are too crude, and we dont use that flat cotton cord for wrapping anymore.

    The blade geometry towards the tip of the sword is also not correct.
    The polish also looks cheap. Would have to look closer to know for sure though. I'm getting the feeling that the polish is around 2000 grits. But as I said; I cant be sure from the pictures.

    zhengwutang.com is the Australian dealer of Mr. Zhou Zheng Wu's swords.
    The person dealing the simmilar sword through E-bay states that his sword comes from Zhiforge in China, and thats not us...

    Best regards, Kenneth A.H.
    Is there a dealer for Mr. Zhou Zheng Wu's swords in the states?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Wong View Post
    Is there a dealer for Mr. Zhou Zheng Wu's swords in the states?
    There is one distributor of Mr. Zhou's lower-end Japanese style blades in the US.
    The name of the company that deals the lower-end Japanese style swords is 'Musashi swords'.

    I've been contacted by a few 'potential' US distributors, but they all want quantity for the $ and not quality. Unfortunately, we only offer quality, and it costs more than the average wall-hanger ...

    Best regards, Kenneth A.H.
    I study at:
    Long Quan Zheng Wu Knife & Sword Forge.
    I work at:
    Zheng Wu Knife & Sword Company.
    Qing Zhong Knife & Sword Company.
    Exclusive Porcelain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenneth, H. View Post
    There is one distributor of Mr. Zhou's lower-end Japanese style blades in the US.
    The name of the company that deals the lower-end Japanese style swords is 'Musashi swords'.

    I've been contacted by a few 'potential' US distributors, but they all want quantity for the $ and not quality. Unfortunately, we only offer quality, and it costs more than the average wall-hanger ...

    Best regards, Kenneth A.H.
    Thanks again Kenneth. I am new to the art but its a shame. The market for quality chinese arms is significantly smaller than the their japanese counterparts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Wong View Post
    Thanks again Kenneth. I am new to the art but its a shame. The market for quality chinese arms is significantly smaller than the their japanese counterparts.
    Yeah, its a real shame. Not too many people buy Chinese arms.. The majority of the Chinese martial arts society are ignorantly using the standard floppy, flexible wushu-toys.

    Best regards, Kenneth A.H.
    I study at:
    Long Quan Zheng Wu Knife & Sword Forge.
    I work at:
    Zheng Wu Knife & Sword Company.
    Qing Zhong Knife & Sword Company.
    Exclusive Porcelain.

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