My custom built sword came packaged tightly to avoid damages while shipping. Had a lovely bag to go with it the stand was simple and light weight. As for the sword, it was very beautiful, didn't have any blemishes in the blade, all the pieces were solid, and has a nice tight fit with the sheath. Overall I have to give a 5 out of 5 score for this sword. It was better then I expected and is of high quality
I recently ordered a hand-forged custom Katana - I got the 9260 spring steel, un-sharpened option, because I bought it to possibly be used in a College sword-handling course that is offered nearby. I received my katana in about three to four weeks, which is standard for China - Canada. The packaging was very good, a complete Styrofoam perfectly fitted encasing - simple but very effective.
I am really impressed with the craftsmanship - it is definitely a functioning sword and very sturdy - there are absolutely no loose parts or any rattling - it is very solid. It came with a neat little certificate that gives details about your sword, it's pretty cool.
I love this blade and I'm sure I will have it for a long time, it may even stay in my family for generations. Thank you Sword of Northshire!
Absolutely fantastic. Made exactly to specifications. Looks and handles amazingly. Would absolutely recommend to anyone looking for a beautiful, functional shinken.
Very good job.....
All the components look fine and of good quality.
The handwork is excellent, the accessories of good quality as well.
We ordered a custom made katana for my son's 18th birthday. The service was excellent and the sword that we received today exceeded our expectations.It was exactly what we ordered. The smile on my son's face was priceless when he opened the package. I would recommend Northshire Swords to anybody and would definitely buy from them again.