Links of Interest

Forums and Research:

This is not an all-inclusive list, but rather a list of the better resources for the discussion of arms and armor.

Bugei Trading Company maintains an excellent forum for the serious discussion of Japanese swords ands Japanese sword arts as well as related topics.

My Armoury is a full-resource site with a great deal of research material, reviews and discussions on period arms and armor from historical perspectives to modern manufacturers. Heavily SCA influenced.

Sword Forum International has a wide array of targeted discussion boards as well as a classified section and some reviews. The reviews are from virtually anyone who can post, so the information presented is diverse but not always accurate.

Rich Stein's Japanese Sword Index is perhaps one of the cornerstones of internet research into the topic of historic Japanese Swords. detailed yet concise, the site is well laid out and easy to browse and search.