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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Hi Rick, I just wanted to let you know that my new sword arrive and that I had a chance to practice with it. It is very nice. The balance point is about one each closer to the stuba and it makes a big difference. Thanks for you help. Dom 

January 23, 2017

Thanks Rick and Yuri for the Exquisite Shinsakuto you help me to create ,everything from the blade to the Koshirae is absolutely perfect .You have made my dream Katana come true .For anyone who is looking to order a real Japanese sword this is the place to go to do it ,this is my second business transaction with Rick and Yuri .I purchased an antique Nihonto a few years ago,which I am pleased with .Sword store is #1 in my book . Bryan 

January 13, 2017

Hi Rick, thank you for the good news. I did not expect, that my order would be finished this fast. great! I wish you and Yuri a happy new year. Best regards Karl 

December 31, 2016

Dear Rick, I just received my order. Straight from the post. No import tax. Thank you ever so much. My sensei will be a very very happy man on Sunday. I love this material and the design. Thank you again, you are very nice Marc 

December 9, 2016

I want to thank you for the excellent sword. The more I use it the more I appreciate the craftsmanship and amazing details. Although I purchased this sword just as a replacement for my old practice sword I will treasure this gem for life. I will certainly recommend the SwordStore to any who are looking for a sword and will definitely look to SwordStore when it's time to upgrade to shinken. Best wishes to you and SwordStore! Phil 

November 30, 2016

Hi rick I received the sageo recently. Wow! I have never seen a sageo of this quality, it's perfect and absolutely gorgeous! thanks a heap! Cheers Jeremy 

November 15, 2016

Hi Rick, hi Yuri, thanks you for the quick shipment of my iaito. It was at the customs in [redacted} for 10 days, but yesterday it was delivered. And it ist great! It looks even more beautiful, than I expected, when I saw the fotos on your website. (Although a little piece of the saya paint was flaked at the koiguchi. But that is no problem. I can fix it.) In the evening I trained the first time with my new iaito. It was challenging (quite different from using a bokken), but felt very good. My teacher also said, that ist is very well balanced and good to handle. Thank you for your great customer service and this wonderful iaito. Best regards [name redacted by request] 

October 18, 2016

Rick, The package arrived today. She's a beauty! =) Thanks again! Have a great trip to Japan! Brent 

September 27, 2016

Hi Rick, the sageo arrived earlier this week safely. It was just in time, as my dad had been attending an iaido seminar the week before, so everything turned out fine. Thank you very much for your efforts 

July 31, 2016

Rick, You are so right, the waiting and anticipation are the most difficult. I truly appreciate your offering the black same at no charge. Yes, most definitely I would like to have that addition. Thank you for your generosity. In speaking to you, I can easily see why you have earned the trust of so many students of iai. You are knowledgeable and experienced, and most importantly you utilize them to benefit those who come to you on their paths of study. Thank you! Ed 

July 14, 2016