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Marine NCO Sword Buying Guide

First and foremost, Marlow White sells WKC swords. Our goal has always been to offer the best value - the best combined quality and price. We examined many different manufacturers' swords to locate what we thought was the best value. This is where we share with you some of our reasons for choosing WKC.

The main section below compares three swords from various manufacturers. Our general feeling is that none of the three swords are a bad quality, but you will notice definite differences between the three. In addition, WKC is the only sword out of the three that has a current, up-to-date certification from the Marine Corps Systems Command.

What Are Replica Swords? There are many Marine NCO "Replica" swords offered on the Internet for prices ranging from $50 or $100. If you have wondered what these replicas are like, we have put together a page which shows you what to expect when buying a "cheap" replica.


Guard Shape

End Nuts

Casting Details

Blade Etches

Scabbard Fit

Surface Defects

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