“Appreciating the Cutting Edge”

Samurai swords are quick to appreciate in value.

Need a good investment idea? Ever consider a Japanese Samurai sword? Before there was a stock market, or T-bills, or Christmas club funds, people put their money into gold, jewels, real estate, and very often, into their weapons.
Centuries ago, in most cultures worldwide, the security and wellbeing of an entire family often depended on the type and quality of a man’s weapon. Because of their importance, weapons became status symbols. Fortunes were spent creating personal weapons that were strong, sophisticated, elegant, and on the cutting edge of technology. So that today, the care and knowledge that went into creating one of these weapons is still evident, and makes them quite valuable.

If you would like to read this article in its entirety, be sure to check out the October issue.

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