Absolutely beautiful sword exactly how I ordered and I couldn’t be happier. Thank you very much
Everything was perfect the sword performs just as I hoped it would looks great thank you
I bought this custom wakizashi for my daughter, who recently started sword training in her dojo, and allowed her to make all of the decisions for every customizable option. It's great to have a high quality, functional sword that is also expressive of her personality. When I asked her for her opinion for this review, she commented that the wakizashi is sturdy, easy to use, and has a good grip. But in terms of looks (and it's a beautiful sword), she loves the kanji engraving, and the tigers look great! Service at Northshire is awesome: in the preliminary photos before delivery, the fuchi and kashira did not show their tigers, and when we inquired, they promptly provided new photos of the other side of the sword (to which my daughter responded "COOL!"). When she gets older and needs an upgrade to a katana, I'll definitely be coming back to Northshire to order.
When I first ordered the sword, all of my friends thought it was a dumb thing to buy such a "useless" product. I kept on telling them of all the fun that I, or even, we could have but they didn't budge on their stance. Then, when the sword finally arrived (very fast shipping btw), every one of my friends were amazed by its beauty. All they, and my self included, wanted to do was to play with it hahaha. The sword in person captivated everyone. The fact that you could see the individual folds in the steel (an option I knew I had to have) in such detail awed all of us. The attention to detail and the craftsmanship was next to none.
As I was customizing the sword, I had extremely high hopes for it. The sheer amount of different things I could customize excited me more and more as I got closer and closer to the checkout screen. When the sword arrived, it blew every single one of my expectations that I had for it, out of the water. Very happy with how it turned out.
Superb, just superb. My first was for me. My second was for my best man’s 50th. I can easily see my third in my future. Don’t hesitate. If you want a sword, this is THE place to order it from.