The Japanese Swords were given to me by my daughter and frankly I wouldn't include them except they are from her. The quality isn't very good, but her heart was in the right place.
The European Practical Rapier is a Cas-Hanwei and my favorite by far. I wear it to Renaissance Faires and similar gatherings. The balance is excellent. While I have no formal fencing training I could envision sparring with this.
The small sword is a Russian Kindjal (sp?) made by Windlass. A gift from my wife. It normally hangs near the entrance to the front door and could in a pinch serve to parry borders :9:
Here are a couple of Nihonto wakizashi and tanto . The Katana is one I made some time ago . I sold it recently. The Wakizashi and Tanto I restored them after purchasing them from another member. The wakizashi is from the 1500's and the tanto around 1700's and was a wedding gift ( goshugi) to samurai warriors wife. The Katana is sanmai . Can't hardly wait until I can get back to work..........
This is a wakizashi I have it is signed Bishn Osafune Sukesada, it is late koto or early Shinto blade it would date from late 1500 or early 1600s, unforunatly the tsuba and menuki did not come with it, the rest of the pieces did, redid the blade had the handle done by Fred Lohman, I did the scabbard black lacquer and copper full liner of red velor.