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Any ideas about what I should do with these swords?

Asked by SuperMouse (30809points) April 30th, 2011

During my martial arts practice I acquired a straight sword and a set of double swords. I don’t practice any more, these really have no sentimental value to me and I am not all that enthusiastic about having them hanging around the house, so it is time to get rid of them. I don’t want to pawn them or sell them on ebay and I am pretty sure the Goodwill won’t accept them as a donation. I’m also not liking the idea of throwing them in the trash or putting them on Craig’s List. Does anyone have any great ideas about what to do with these swords?

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laureth's avatar

You say you practiced martial arts with them. Do you practice with a dojo, students, partners, or teachers who would give them a good home, or guide them to someone who would appreciate them properly?

Even if not, perhaps there’s a dojo in your area that would be pleased to acquire them for students who can’t afford their own, or somesuch.

bkcunningham's avatar

Perhaps you can find a blacksmith or someone who crafts in metal who would appreciate the donation.

Cruiser's avatar

Give them away to a very enthusiastic free recycling group…

talljasperman's avatar

Donate to a museum

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MissAnthrope's avatar

I like @laureth‘s suggestion.

I was going to suggest Freecycle, myself. Freecycle rules.

MasterAir16's avatar

Pass down to your friends, children, or put your sword in attic to collect dust.

SavoirFaire's avatar

I also agree with @laureth. My dojo loves to have spare weapons around so that people can start learning how to use them before having to invest in anything. They’re also great for when someone forgets or for surprising the lower ranks with an advanced lesson.

BarnacleBill's avatar

I would contact where you took the class, and ask to have them give them to a student who is short on funds.

YoBob's avatar

As others have suggested, I’m sure that there is a worthy student at a local dojo that would appreciate the gift.

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