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Absolutely nothing.abz wrote:what make a Musashi Miyamato sword special ?
It was 'MM' who was regarded as "special" and not his 'swords'.
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As far as I know,there is not one single blade that can be substantiated as as being owned by 'MM' although a few 'claims' have been made.
It would appear that any Shinsakuto (modern made blade) 'daito' (long sword) with a 'two ring' design Tsuba is/can be called a 'Musashi' by many manufacturers and as the man has been dead for several hundred years,he has no copyright.
Please disregard any ad's on the 'net which bear the name of 'Musashi' and/or 'Miyamoto' unless they have the actual manufacturer listed too.
Yeh its true. The name 'Musashi' is almost like a brand name now, deceptive thing is that any bloody idiot can call their sword a 'musashi' sword, so yeh, look at the manufacturer. For example the Paul Chen Musashi Daito. You're getting a damn good quality sword, its a middle-priced paul chen after all, but that particular sword does not in any way relate to musashi other that its name.
Ah so thats where it comes from. I beleive I said in another thread earlier today that I didnt know the historical accuracy of the tsuba, but at least there's some justification, even if it is uncertain.wtf? wrote:and i think the tsuba is meant to be a copy of a set found on a sword that was supposidly one of mushashi'sJaques wrote:but that particular sword does not in any way relate to musashi other that its name.