Heir 's Duty

Maeda clan's warrior

Swordstore now offers Japanese art in both antique and high quality limited reproductions. We also have the ability to produce any size (within ratio) reprint that you desire whether your intention is to place in a frame, use as a banner or decorate an entire wall space – we can do it! About this scroll: This scroll was commissioned for a 1st son’s (Inuchiyo) first battle. It is unlikely that he would’ve been allowed anywhere near a battle but the number of heads taken is meant to exaggerate his prowess and as of yet untested courage. Original with kantei (documentation) available.

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Comment: Yuri and Rick, The bokkuto and jo are beautiful! The bokkuto is even crowned on top for hikiotoshi and no finish on them. Outstanding. Thank you for the extra tsuba. I appreciate it! Ed 

December 5, 2017

Hi Rick. I received the iaito last morning. It took quite some time in customs office. I love the sword. It looks great and felt good in training as well. :D I’m really happy about it. Also, thank you for the oil and the sword bag. Have a nice day. Best regards Jinook 

October 11, 2017

got it, looks and feels amazing! Definitely worth the wait! Thank you. 

October 10, 2017

Rick, I hope all is going well with the new family addition! I got back to XX this weekend and finally got to take a look at the sword. VERY nice- your guess on the sageo is spot on, the mid blue offsets the black very nicely. I also appreciate the beautiful sword bag, it’s my wife’s favorite part. While I do wonder what the sword would have looked like with the red/brown ito and the wine sageo, I am very pleased with what we ended up with. The overall length on this thing is amazing. Thank you again for all your help and patience with this order, and I hope to do business with you in the future! Sincerely, Michael 

September 24, 2017

Yuki, They just arrived and they’re great as usual. Thank you so much. Ed 

September 24, 2017

Hello Rick, I just want to send an email and thank you for the wonderful iaito and nice gifts. After meticulously opening the package, I immediately took it outside and I spent over an hour practicing strikes. I absolutely love the look, balance and feel of the iaito. Thank you so much for your wonderful service, advice, and support. I can tell this is going to help my Kendo and Iaito great deal. Thank you, Kevin 

July 5, 2017

Hello Rick, Just a short email to say I did receive my Tsuka and all is well. I did practice at our last keiko with it and my blade from Swordstore. amazing, was looking to retrieve the feeling of such a balanced sword and the edge as well is bi sharped and cut in the air such easily. Have a good weekend! 

June 13, 2017

I received the Iaito this morning, she's a beauty. Thank you for the extras. 

June 7, 2017

Thanks for the swift reply. I'm glad to see that all the great things I heard about your customer service were true, thank you for your help! Sincerely, Sean 

April 19, 2017

Hi Rick, Been a few weeks now and I have not had a chance to properly train with my new iaito, but I wanted to send you a quick note anyway. The sword is absolutely fantastic. This is my first iaito, having borrowed others' occasionally over the years, and this one just exudes quality. Thanks so much for your quick, personal customer service, and for offering such a great product at a good price. I'll recommend you whenever I can. Jeff 

March 8, 2017