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5 ( 5 / 5 )
This piece of pure art is exactly what i desired and more! I recommend this service as the best around for those who want the best quality for a price that is the most generous around. Truly the best of the best!
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
I had my son customize his katana one day and then months later I bought it for him and surprised him for his birthday. This katana is the talk of my house. He loves it. The craftsmanship on this was extremely good. Had it engraved and even got the stand for it. I will be purchasing another smaller one to fit his stand. Great customer service and fast delivery.
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3 ( 3 / 5 )
Overall a positive experience. Any questions I had during the time my order was being built, were answered promptly. It took longer than expected for me to receive my sword because customs shipped it back to Swords of the Northshire for some reason... Also there are small blemishes on either side of the blade near the tip of the sword as well. These should not affect function but aesthetically the blemishes definitely bother me. The sword feels great in my hands and the fit and finish are great (other than the marks on the blade). This is my first katana so I do not have much to compare it to. I am not sure I would purchase again because what ever quality control measures are in place, lets blades with blemishes get sent to customers. This error should have been caught and never sent out to me.
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
I absolutely love my custom sword and cannot stop looking it! It’s the embodiment of perfection. This is my third sword and I love them all! And the owner is a super nice guy too!
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5 ( 5 / 5 )
I'm very pleased with my custom katana. The blade is smooth and the polish shows the folding and hamon exceptionally well. It's lighter than what I'm used to. I own a number of Cheness and Hanwei blades and this one is by far the most maneuverable and well balanced. It slices through small dowels, PVC pipe and bamboo like through butter. After some 20 hours of use it shows no significant scratches and is as sharp as new. The fittings are all tight and the ito has not moved an inch, which is a common problem with many of my other swords. The habaki is nicely fitted to the blade as opposed to the blade being filed to fit. The saya is a little loose which sometimes causes the blade to cut into the wood while re-sheathing but this is a common problem with many katana and easily solved with proper technique. Although I've not measured, it seems like the Sakihaba and Monouchi is a little thicker than the rest of the blade which makes it nice for cutting. The customer service was exceptional and delivery was fast. I will certainly recommend these blades to others.
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