A couple of hot specials for the New Year

A belated Happy New Year to you all! Trust you had a great break from the day to day grind – no doubt most of you are already back at full steam..! At SBG we didn’t really take any official time off during the holiday period, though we did slow down a bit and took a little time off here and there when we could (mostly when our suppliers and shippers did!).

Anyway, might as well start the first post for 2015 with a couple of very cool – or should I say hot – specials from our friends at the Hanwei forge to kick the year off with.

The first deal is the classic Hanwei Practical Katana – a basic but very sharp and serviceable blade that has stood the test of time, and if you have never owned one before, you won’t want to miss this deal – a chance to pick it up at BELOW WHOLESALE cost from now until the 16th of January..!

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And for fans of medieval swords, how about the Practical Norman sword and a FREE 9″ diameter plated buckler from GRFB? With the blunted training sword and buckler you can have some serious fun, buy three and get three sets with free shipping too!!

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Both of these deals are only available until Friday the 16th of January, so get in on them quick. And while you are looking for some hot specials, you might also want to check out two recent additions to our hot specials page here – the amazing value for money DaDao Chinese Warsword and the Sinbad Scimitar by Condor Knife and Tool – both selling for a crazy $84.99 each – but don’t be fooled by the price tags. These are SERIOUS cutting blades going for an insanely low price.


Probably too late for Christmas, but here’s a last minute idea..

As of today, it probably is a but too late to be doing your online sword shopping and get it in time for Christmas 2014..

Of course, it is still possible – but with the amount of parcels whizzing around the place right now, congestion is a serious problem and rush shipments of swords is one option that often ends up with broken scabbards, bashed and lost parcels, etc – which is why generally we don’t go in for it to avoid Christmas day disappointments..

So what to do if you have, like many of us, left your Christmas shopping to the last minute and don’t want to mess it up by ordering online?

parchment paperYup, why not order some SBG sword store – digitally delivered Gift Certificates!

You can order them from as little as $10 and they NEVER expire. And the other bonus is, you can let your friend or loved one choose their own gift and get EXACTLY what they wanted.

Because they never expire and because we are constantly adding new swords to the store, I would think they are the perfect Gift for Christmas!

Check them out by clicking on the pic!

Crazy Pre-Christmas Sale Begins, well – now!

As you may be able to tell from the new header on the front page of the store…

Just click the image to add the discount to your cart!

Just click the image to add the discount to your cart!

Right now we are having our post “Black Friday”/”Cyber Monday” sale – 10% off EVERYTHING with the coupon code:


Why? Well, originally we weren’t going to. As I have just told all the subscribers to our exclusive store newsletter, we usually simply cannot afford to offer any further discounts as our prices are ALREADY discounted and there really isn’t much margin in functional swords these days (stainless steel junkers are another thing entirely! Big money in that, but those of use who specialize in selling or promoting REAL swords don’t do it for the money, that is for sure).

Anyway, as I have just got through saying to my subscribers – the reason for this sale is quite simple. To paraphrase from the store newsletter:

The last few weeks have seen almost everyone avoiding good old PayPal as a payment processor, and as most of our suppliers prefer to get paid by PayPal I had a choice to make, either pay the exorbitant fees to transfer money from the company account to top up our PayPal balance OR give YOU guys the money instead in the form of a serious, actual discount!

Naturally, I chose the latter option, so from now until midnight Sunday the 7th of December 2014 you can get your Christmas sword shopping sorted, save a small fortune AND help the store out of an annoying cash in-balance..

So that’s the ONLY catch, to get the 10% off until midnight Sunday, you need to purchase via PayPal. The upside, you get a GENUINE discount (we don’t artificially pump up our prices and then use coupons to make it seem like you have saved money when in fact, you haven’t. This is a REAL deal on REAL swords!) and you pretty much are guaranteed to get your sword in time for Christmas.

ESPECIALLY if you order from the special list of Christmas Swords we put together, which are checked daily to make sure they are in stock and ship super fast (excluding weekends, but they will all ship out almost immediately afterwards, taking care of Christmas for 2014).

So what are you waiting for?

Enjoy the savings and apologies but we cannot of course apply the discount to any orders placed before this annoucement has been made or people who for some strange reason don’t see the big banner, read the newsletter or this blog (if you are reading this, I guess it doesn’t apply! But you know what I mean).

Happy Christmas and Happy Non Black Friday/Cyber whatever and talk to you all again soon!

Best Wishes,


Paul Southren

6 New Swords added from Cold Steel

Expires Midnight Friday September 12th

Expires Midnight Friday September 12th

For many years people have been asking “why don’t you sell Cold Steel Swords at the SBG Sword Store?” – after all, they seem to be right up our alley, with a solid reputation for:

  • Blade toughness and overall durability
  • Variety (Cold Steel tend to make types of swords that few other manufacturers bother with because they are kind of “specialized”)
  • Price (well, depends where you buy them – the MSRP is, at least in my opinion, way too high. But if we could get them for a decent wholesale price – we would, as we always do, pass on the savings).

Well, I am pleased to say that the time has come – we have been able to source them at a great price, and after seeing the New Man at Arms Collection, we have kicked off with a selection of 6 of the best. As always, priced as low as we possibly can. And as always, selected by answering the basic question “would I buy these myself at this price?”..

So let’s take a quick look at what we chose!

P.S. To celebrate the new additions to the SBG Sword family, you can take $10 off each and every sword order placed between now and midnight (EST) Friday the 12th of September with the coupon code shown right! Have fun!


New Products, New Pics and SBG Sword Store Coupons To Celebrate This Weekend!

Phew, that sure is a lot of posts for one day..! Serves me right for adding so many products at once, but as some of these are truly limited in stock, I had to make sure that everyone who could benefit from these deals has a chance to see them, get the low down, and decide if they want it or if it is a pass.

In the last day or two, we have also gone over and revised most of the pics of the products we offer at the store, so now if you click on the image you get a giant, high res 1000 x 1000 pixel size image so you can really get a good look at what you might be buying.

Still some sorting, tidying up, and the like to create an even more consistent, clean and modern format – but we have come a long way, and while we price everything so it is permanently discounted about as low as we can go, with these swords we have not left enough room to be able to do this again without taking a massive hit..


THIS WEEKEND ONLY – from now until midnight Sunday the 13th of July, if you enter the coupon code (or click the link once you have finished adding everything to the cart):



(All capitals, just how you see it above – or click to activate in the checkout)

It will automatically deduct a whopping 10% from every product in the store – the only exceptions, the new products listed today and the last call on pre-orders for the Project X Dragon Dao and Jian of Marquis Yi..


For those two – and this is the LAST CALL on pre-orders before we lock them away and Master Xiaolong works his magic – you can instead use the coupon code or click below:

COUPON CODE II ($100 off a Project X Pre-Order):


To deduct $100 off your already massively discounted pre-order price of either sword.

OR, if you can swing it (and to help you swing it) order both pre-orders at the same time and use the code:

COUPON CODE III ($300 off BOTH Project X Pre-orders):


And you can take three hundred dollars of the total price – a huge saving (on a huge saving!).

Click here for more information

Click here for more information

CONDITIONS: Naturally, with a totally mad sale like this one there are no rainchecks and sorry – but these discounts cannot be applied to any orders before this blog post, nor can we send part refunds if you didn’t see the blog before you ordered something as it costs money for the team to process it (at several points, including later when we do the books) and when we discount on our already low prices, it isn’t me who is winning from it – it is you guys!

So have fun with the sale, enjoy the posts and talk to some of you very, very soon..

– Paul

P.S. to ake sense of that last enigmatic sentence, and to actually BE one of those people I will have some special follow up news for – you will need to be signed up to the store newsletter. The blog will have some specials and deals from time to time, but the only way to know – and get access to EVERYTHING is to get that email in your inbox, so if you haven’t already, sign up to the Store Newsletter NOW!!! (Don’t worry, I hate spam too, so I promise you will ONLY get the store newsletter – and it only goes out around once a month and, I think you will find, is an easy, breezy read full of stuff no-one else will ever know about..)

P.P.S. There are TWO MORE COUPON CODES for the weekend sale in the body of some of the new product related posts. So while the 10% discount code does not apply to these new listings or the Project X Pre-orders, these two additional coupon codes offer significant savings on already crazy low prices.. What am I thinking with this..? Man..

P.P.P.S. It is rare we dare to offer discounts on our low prices, and this 10% deal isn’t one we can run at the drop of a hat, so while I am sure I will be kicking myself for this later – here are a few products that I would personally be looking at to get the most bang for my buck..

Everyday Low Price: US$479.99 US$429.99

Minus WEEKEND 10% DISCOUNT CODE: US$386.99 with FREE SHIPPING (USA & Canada)

Combined Total Savings $93!

Everyday Low Price: US$499.99 US$329.99


Combined Total Savings $170!!

Everyday low price: US$475


Combined total savings.. Hmm.. $47 isn’t a bad deal – but you might want to wait for the STORE NEWSLETTER as I am feeling generous and might be able to come up with an even BIGGER DISCOUNT on this one..

Membership (and it’s 100% FREE of course) has it’s priveleges.. 🙂

Click Sir Clanks a Lot to find out the low down

Click Sir Clanks a Lot to find out the low down