Buying my custom sword from Swords of Northshire was a fun and exciting experience! Choosing from the different options offered as well as having a visual representation of the sword gave me the satisfaction of making my own personal sword suited for my own taste. When my sword arrived, everything came in perfect condition and exceeded my expectations. From previous experiences of buying swords from other vendors, I always check the blade and fittings of the sword. Swords of Northshire has one of the best build qualities I have seen: everything from the ito to the fuchi & kashira, to the blade itself scream attention to detail and quality construction. The ito is tightly wrapped with no loose spots, the habaki / seppa as well as the tsuba are fitted perfectly that the blade will fit in the saya perfectly without coming out. The blade is forged very nicely and won't disappoint. Having the ability to choose what hamon the blade can have adds to the personal customization. I chose a red saya with a black sageo and all I have to say is the saya is very well constructed with thick walls. If you're looking for a sword that is reflection of yourself with amazing build quality and at a great price, Swords of Northshire is the place to go. So, what are you waiting for, go ahead and start creating that sword that you always wanted!
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The custom sword I ordered has been a real pleasure for practice and training. The slightly shorter (and lighter) blade length is perfect for me to practice draw cuts, single-handed cuts, combination cuts, and still works well in two-handed power cutting techniques (with stacks of 3 tatami omote). The attention to detail and customer service from Bryce has been nothing short of outstanding. I've already recommended this company and its products to my friends and plan on putting in another order before the end of the 2019!
Excellently made swords for a very affordable price. The quality of the blade and the fittings are amazing. Excellent customer service as well! The staff makes sure you are pleased with the product. Very helpful! I plan to order from northshire again, thank you!
Words can't do justice how superb the sword was. It only took a little over 2 weeks for the sword to be delivered and when I unboxed it I was stunned. The craftsmanship and care is breathtaking. It was my talking point at my university and at home for about a month. I can't recommend it enough and I'll be buying from Swords of Northshire again.
I got this sword for my boyfriend for his birthday and needless to say he loves it, I was surprised when I got confirmation photos. It amazed me that they would take the time to actually do that. Everything I wanted, was there. And according to my boyfriend who HAS to swing it around every 20 mins and show it off, it’s incredibly sturdy and he and his friends have told me multiple times over, they “have never EVER seen one so well made.”