• 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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  • New swords arriving by September/October

    It's that time of the year again when we're expecting new swords/stocks to arrive! They were supposed to arrive by June/July, but we're restocking a lot of swords and our forge wasn't not able to finish them in time. We don't want to rush the production, so they've been delayed a bit. Now we're...

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  • Aoshi Shinomori’s Double Kodachi is coming back!

    It was last December 2010 when we first released our version of Aoshi Shinomori's Double Kodachi based on the popular anime/manga Samurai X (Rurouni Kenshin). A lot of people were ecstatic that we were able to make an almost accurate and fully functional version of Aoshi Shinomori's Double...

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