posted on Jul, 29 2010 @ 11:34 AM
i would move your search into this over to swordforum.com. folks there know what they're talking about, unlike this fool who thinks stamping a blade
will ruin it. Japanese swordsmiths stamped their names in kanji into the tangs of their blades, as has nearly every legitimate swordmaker in europe
since the dark ages, stamping the blade is usually done lightly and at a non-integral point, although, i agree, these blades look like crap. solid
cast handles are generally not to be trusted, and the steel appears to be some kind of stainless, which is far too brittle and loses its edge too fast
to be used in quality blades. As far as the heraldry, no idea. Haha, Griffindor from Harry Potter maybe? Check swordforum. they know their stuff.