The op was for sale. But it sounded like very big bucks. I do have a japanese saber that purchased for 5 dollars when I was 16 and I sharpened it lol. I like sharp things and people seem to think that was not kool.I thought this was a for sale post! Very disappointed. I like old Russian and Chinese swords - particularly goose feather daos. I did a lot of live demos with those - and have the scars on my ankles to prove it.