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, 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

I received the blade yesterday and absolutely love it. It clearly exceeded my expectations! Sergey. 


July 18, 2016

I received my iaito today. Although the box was in rough shape, the sword was not damaged at all. It looks and feels great. I know I will love using it and it was well worth the wait. Also, thank you for the very nice sword bag. I am quite satisfied. Bob 


July 18, 2016

Rick and Yuri, I received the Tsuba and I just wanted to just to say how beautiful it is. It is really a nice piece and looks fantastic on my Shinken. Looking for ward to taking it to the dojo and showing it off. Thank you again. 


May 7, 2015

Hi Rick, I just placed my order with your company. I've got to say I'm really looking forward to seeing this katana in my hand. I honestly think I looked at every sword retailer with an online store and damn there are a lot of them. I think you'll be pleased to know that none of them offer as nice a product as yours in this price range, IMHO even the products they offer in the next price bracket up don't look as good! Most were prebuilds with a few exceptions. Those that do offer custom iaito builds invariably came in between $100 to $200 more than swordstore.com and with far fewer koshirae choices, blade length, and tsuka length. I know this is not as credible an endorsement yet as I haven't received my order, but speaking in terms of the above mentioned advantages and the prompt responses to emails and questions I feel confident what I've ordered will surpass even my optimistic hearsay. In the production sword market I'd say that's pretty hard to come by these days. Regards, Chad 


October 28, 2015

I just received my 7007 Iai-yo, it is a beautiful sword. great balance and a nice solid feel when being used. It cuts effortlessly. Thank you Rick and Yuri for the fine quality of your products and your fast service. 


December 27, 2015

Rick let me first say that you at swordstore just won me as a client! I have contacted multiple companies and smiths and non of them replied more than once or twice on my questions including Jidai. I have talked to big collectors and sellers like Frederick Weissberg and Ted Tenold and again non showed such proffesionalism or verification of quality work. Now here comes the sort of bad part which is that at this exact moment I do not have the money. But fear not for I am determined to get a katana as soon as I can. I still have the exact details of the katana to think about but I will say it again, I WILL definately buy a sword from you! In fact I may even want to buy a wakizashi in the future to make a matching daisho. Regards. 


May 22, 2015