I purchased a custom 1095 folded steel clay tempered katana. The hada is ayasugi style resembling wood grain. The hamon is flowing and natural, it has not been etched or ground into the blade like some disreputable companies will do. The overall balance of the blade fits my style well, and some practice cutting shows it keeps a fine edge without being to brittle. The customer service is fantastic as they sent me photos of the sword to confirm before they shipped it. All the fittings are high quality, and the protective case and sword bag are both well made. This is a fantastic place for a great deal on a functional sword that is beautiful enough for display.
This is a great company for beginners who are looking for great swords. They have great customer service and a real genuine product.
I had been searching the web for months for a Iaito that I could fully customize and was within my price range. Then I came upon "Swords of Northshire".... Look no further! I've been very pleased not only with the several options available but the customer service is top notch! I had several questions when choosing options and received a reply the same day every time! My sword looks great and I've received several compliments on it from fellow practitioners. Everything fits securely together, the Ito is wrapped very tightly, and the entire sword looks amazing. I would highly recommend this site and will be buying from them again in the future!
I ordered a $300 sword it was an excellent sword i'll give it a 10/10. The service was superb, i could chat with the maker of my sword. Thank you for an excellent sword.
Ordered my 1st Samurai sword from Swords of Northshire and it won't be my last. The sword came in a very timely manner and was exactly as ordered. It is absolutely beautiful!! Really like how you sent me photos of the sword BEFORE you sent it to make sure it was what I ordered. Thank you for your excellent customer service and quality of my sword.