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 did receive my Iaito last week and have a chance to use it a couple of times now - just wanted to shoot you a quick message and let you know I love it. Came out great, really good work. I have been passing it around our Zendo to my students as well - I know a few of them will be shopping soon. Thanks again, great to have a reliable supplier in the US. 

April 1, 2015

Hi. I have been a huge fan of your company for quite some time now. It is amazing. I was wondering if you could send me some free corporate logo stickers? Along with some other free branded marketing and promotional items that you may have? If you could, please send them to: Louise 

April 2, 2015

Hello Rick, Sorry to have not sent this sooner. I want to thank you very much, I received my sword some time ago, and have been practicing with it under Campbell Sensei at Matsu Kai. The sword is absolutely beautiful, and it feels great. Thank you so much for the care taken with it. Yours Gratefully, Jason 

April 16, 2015

Hello Rick, How are you? A small note to let you know that I am beaming with joy. My new iaito arrived yesterday (June 8) afternoon. I was expecting a note or an e-mail to pick it up but you delivered it at home! Thank you. It is beautiful. My Sensei XXX helped me to find a name for the new sword. Most probably it will be “Kin Hou-ou”. I did not take it for a ride yet, I am still on the “admiring” phase. So far I can tell that the grip feels very good! I will take a few pics in my next keiko (Friday) and I will send a few to you. Thank you very much Rick. Have a nice week Mariel 

June 12, 2015

Thank you the package was received today It is beautiful. I hope all is well. Have a great day. Irving 

July 7, 2015

Hi Rick! Received the iaito. VERY pleased with the quality. One question - any advice regarding how to thread a sageo through the kurigata? It's driving me bonkers!!! Actually, I guess a second question - what do you suggest in terms of regular maintenance of the steel? Thanks and thanks! 

August 16, 2015

Dear Rick, The sword arrived on Friday and you were right, it is a beautiful sword. we are very pleased and thank you for the upgrades. It arrived just in time as my son's Batojutsu Black belt exam is next Thursday. Once again thank you very much, and we'll keep in touch! Saludos, Carlos 

August 24, 2015

Rick - Sword arrived today and it is in excellent condition. Everything in tack and according to specs as requested. Appreciate the quick correspondence when I inquired on wait times ... after 4 months it is great to finally get my hands on it and enjoy it ! thanks! /Bob 

September 10, 2015

Hi Rick: Just a short message to let you know that my iaido arrived yesterday afternoon. It looks and feels great. Thanks for the sageo. Cheers! Marc 

October 11, 2015

Rick, The sword you had made for me arrived while I was out of town for an extended period. I only got back to San Antonio in the last 2 weeks. To date, I’ve gotten to use it twice. I must say it looks quite beautiful and is very well balanced. I look forward to getting to know it better. Thanks, 

October 20, 2015