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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Rick, I got my iaito today and it is amazing! The balance is spot on and I could not ask for more quality craftsmanship. I am so impressed with this iaito I will be purchasing my next shinken from you. I would also like to thank you for the beautiful sword bag you sent as a gift. I look forward to doing business with you in the future. Greg 

August 24, 2015

Rick, I have received the package and opened the box. I will tell you this, it's more beautiful in reality than I put together this sword for the first time. I am very impressed by the workmanship of the smith and attention to details. Now all I need is an approval from my Sensei, which I am hoping same way I as I am right now. It is worth the wait indeed and will definitely look forward for more business with your store. Thanks again, Robert 

November 4, 2015

Hi Rick, I just wanted to let you know that I received the Iaito safe and sound, and you’re right – she is a beauty. You have actually exceeded my expectations well and truly – it is a beautifully appointed, balanced yet functional weapon. I used her for the first time at training tonight, and am absolutely blown away. Thank you to both yourself and Yuri for your time, and thank you for the extra sword bag upgrade and chojiri oil –both were much appreciated. Regards, James 

November 17, 2015

Rick, just wanted say many thanks again. The new sword [shinken] is awesome. It is exactly what i was looking for. Have a happy new year, hope to see you soon. 

December 29, 2014

Rick, I just recieved the iaito and I have to say it was worth the wait. It is absolutely gorgeous and handles like a dream. Thank you very much. Andrew 

January 28, 2015

Rick, I want you to know how pleased I am with the sword. It arrived with the lovely bag and the choji oil safe and sound. I love the balance and the feel. Thanks again for everything. Jonathan 

March 20, 2015

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