• Vacation notice

    We'll be away from Jan 30 - Feb 25, 2015 to attend our sensei's biennial martial arts festival in Japan and to further our martial arts training. Afterwards, we'll head over to South Korea to train even more. During this period, our website will be temporarily closed. You can still access it and...

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  • A sword for Christmas

    We're giving away a FREE sword this Christmas. Check out the post on our Facebook page for the details. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src =...

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  • Fake vs Real Hamon

    In modern production Japanese style swords, you'll see 2 types of hamon: fake and real. We have some customers asking how to tell the difference. It's actually very easy to tell them apart. Below are some photos (apologies for the quality).   Fake wire brushed hamon Wire brushed...

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