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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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

Hi Rick, Just to let you know that the iaito arrived yesterday safe and sound. It certainly is a beauty! Looking forward to class on Monday! best regards, Brian 

October 30, 2015

Dear Rick, it is with great joy that I inform you of the safe arrival of my Iaito! I AM REALLY HAPPY!!! She is so beautiful and I almost feel like a criminal touching her, considering the fact I am an abecedarian to Iaijutsu... but I will do my best! Unfortunately I injured my ankle and for now I can only admire her, but I cannot wait to start practice and FEEL my blade... ! I wish to thank you for all the unespected surprises; your choice of pattern for the Kimono bag is incredibly appropriate and one I would have made myself!! The orange of the Fusa gives a touch of vitality and energy that is not at all unwelcome. One question: what is the proper way to apply the oil? And... what kind of oil is it?! Regarding the Sageo, I have decided to keep using the basic White one 'till I gain the level of Yudansha, then I'll start using the superb purple one... I want to take it like a symbol of my improvement ;) It was a pleasure "speaking" with you and feel your clear knowledge and passion for Budo. If the need will arise again in the future, I have no doubt I will contact you! Yours sincerely, Sarah 

November 9, 2015

Thanks so much Rick! That gold is looking pretty stellar, fairly certain that's what I'm going to be choosing when the time comes. You guys are awesome! Have a good one! 

November 12, 2015

Rick, Arrived today. Looks great, worth the wait. Looking forward to training with it. 

November 22, 2015