Samurai Swords are indeed an interesting category to look at. One of the unique things about the Samurai Swords as a category of collectible swords is that, like the Japanese sword, they are also bought for purposes of practice. That is why when people buy Samurai swords, they usually make sure that the specs are of the same size and shape as their traditional versions. Some people even want to make sure that they’re getting the real thing by buying only from manufacturers that use traditional sword forging techniques. But some of these buyers prefer the swords with a tinge of modernization as well for better durability and design.
One such popular Samurai sword maker is Paul Chen. Currently known as one of the best sword makers in the industry, especially for Japanese type swords, Paul Chen came a long way from his dream of getting into a career of sword making. He started his interest in swords as early as eight years old, taking interest in his grandfather’s sword collection. He then went on to study and learn from both Japanese and Chinese experts and he finally designed lots of amazing Japanese style and Samurai Swords.
Among the great designs of Paul Chen include the Bamboo Stick Katana, which was based on the innovation of the Samurai Sword after they have been banned by the government from being produced and even possessed. They used the simple bamboo stick appearance to conceal the blades while they were carried around by those who opposed the rule against the possession of these swords. Paul Chen makes them with such accuracy making them look like the ones that were originally created during those times when Samurai Swords were still illegal.
Paul Chen also makes themed Samurai swords like the Bushido Series, which all feature powdered steel blades and distinct designs on the handles and hand guards for every type of katana in that series.
But there are other great manufacturers of Samurai Swords as well, so don’t forget to look into them too. You will definitely find a good addition to your collection in this class of swords.