Glen Oaks, NY (PRWEB) January 26, 2005 -
Â China has a rich heritage of creating, designing and fighting with weapons for over 4,000 years. Although it would seem like there should be hundreds of thousands of these antiques available, many were outlawed by the governments and destroyed during the late 1800Âs and early 1900Âs.
Most of the swords and weapons in circulation today have been kept in families and passed on to each generation. Some are weapons used by the common infantryman in the military, still others are ceremonial swords used by high ranking government officials.
AntiqueAsianWeapons.com features over 250 bladed weapons, including broadswords, straightswords, spears and lances. They also carry a large variety of flexible and chained weapons such as whips and meteor-hammers.
ÂMost of the weapons that we are offering are from the Ming (1368-1644 AD) and Qing (Ching) Dynasties (1644-1911 AD). States Sifu (master) Michael Parrella. ÂEver since I was a beginner in Kung-Fu, I always dreamed of owning a real antique weapon. I donÂt believe I am alone in that wish and IÂm so excited about the prospect of allowing others like myself to fulfill that dream.Â
These weapons have a wide variety of prices for the seasoned antique dealer to the modest beginner. Qing Dynasty swords can be purchased for as little as $99, while some of their Ming Dynasty swords command up to $10,000!
For the weapons enthusiast who cannot afford an expensive antique, they also offer a full line of vintage reproduction. These reproductions have the look an feel of swords that are several hundred years old. They are fine construction and many can be used for actual Kung-Fu practice!
Mr. Demarco feels that Âalthough the internet opens up many doors to the East for legitimate antique acquisitions, we see more knockoffs and reproductions now than ever. It is very hard sometimes, even in person to tell an authentic antique from a reproduction, much less over the internet. Reproductions are being passed off as antiques and are actually being manufactured to look hundreds of years old. They are even dipped in acid to appear pitted and worn, just to fool the consumer. A collector has to have faith in their dealer and the dealerÂs warranty on their purchases. We hope to establish ourselves as a trustworthy source for the American collector.Â
Although AntiqueAsianWeapons.com carries mostly Chinese weapons, they are planning a full line of Japanese Katanas and Samurai Swords. These will not just be limited to antiques, but also vintage reproductions as well.
AntiqueAsianWeapons.com is striving to become the largest supplier of antique Asian weapons in the U.S. Their knowledge of antique weapons and martial arts makes for the perfect combination to bring these weapons to the public.
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