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03-21-2009, 08:39 PM
Hi everyone,
I am heading to Japan in September and will be there for a while, I was thinking about having a custom handmade katana made up. I was just wondering if anyone would know of where I could have it made, any names of swordsmiths I could visit and approximate pricing.


Michael Douglas
03-23-2009, 06:30 AM
I'm gonna watch this thread ...

Dominic, you've read Keith's sword post?
Here's one anyway

04-01-2009, 02:50 AM
Thanks for sending me that post Michael, Im going to try and see what information I can get from Keith. Thanks again

Michael Douglas
04-01-2009, 04:18 PM
Post some info here too Dom!
I'm curious. semi-professionally actually.

Kent Enfield
04-01-2009, 11:36 PM
How long is "a while"? Unless you're talking about six months or more, you probably won't be able to commission and receive a shinsakuto during your stay.

Unless you need something unusual (like something longer than normal) or have a specific feature you just have to have, finding something already made would probably be easier and cheaper.