- New Warehouse Location - In order to accomodate for inventory expansion,
we have moved our warehouse to a new location. Our new warehouse is located at
4898 Ronson Ct, Suite F, San Diego, CA 92111. The new location is only feet away
from the original warehouse. All other contact remains the same as the original,
including phone and email.
- US Department of Fish and Wildlife Services - Due to the rayskin used on
our tsuka, we are now required to pay the USFWS an inspection fee for all shipments
sent internationally. We are working to develop a line of synthetic rayskins to
replace the current version of tsuka. Read the details here.
the synthetic ray skin version will be applied to all our swrods. For those who
want real ray skin tsukas, this is the time to get them. They won't be available
in real ray skin form for much longer.
- Returned from Vacation - We have returned from
our Jan 2012 vacation. Will will be working to catch up to orders received over
the break as our main priority over the next few days. All orders are expected
to be processed and shipped out before the end of the week (next 3 days) as well
as all emails replied.
you placed your order sometimes over the break, you will be reciving the order
confirmation in the next day or two and have your order shipped out no later than
Friday, Feb 3rd.
orders received between now and Friday will experience a slight delay of a day
or two as we work to catch up to the backlogged orders. Shipping will return to
our regular 48 hour turnaround for orders received after Friday.
apologies for the inconveniences and thank you for your patience.
- January Holiday (Now until January 30th 2012)
- We will be closed for a trip to Asia for the duration of the Chinese New Year
holiday this January. During this period, there will be no shipping activities
and no responses to emails (due to inaccessability of the internet at the regions
of we will be traveling through).
will still be accepted online during this holiday period, but will not be processed
or shipped out until after January 31st.
day to place your order will be Midnight, Thursday on January 5th 2012. Any orders
received after Midnight Thursday will be prepped and shipped out after the holiday
you for your understanding and our apologies for the inconveniences. We wish you
an advanced Happy New Year in the upcoming Year of the Dragon.
- WHOLESALE BUSINESS UPDATE - As of September
2011, we have decided to stop selling our swords via wholesale across the board.
We will continue to sell our Cheness Swords directly to consumers through our
home website at www.cheness.com, but recent economic activities
have left us with few other options than to drop our general retailers.
we are proud of the fact that we have NEVER increased our prices to compensate
for inflation, this has proven to be challenging. When we first set up our wholesale
price structure, the exchange rate between US Dollar and CNY is $1 USD = $8
CNY. Today, the actual exchange rate is closer to $1 USD = $6 CNY,
yet we are still selling our swords based on the original pricing structure.
addition to the fall of the USD, we have also experienced a rampant inflation
domestically and overseas, skyrocketing fuel and shipping costs, as well as increase
security and related charges during the import process. Cost of goods sold have
been increasing in every single shipment, literally. We have always absorbed this
margin compression internally, and have never passed these increases to our customers,
not even once. We have done everything from downsizing our staff size,
to taking internal salary cuts across the board.
have, however, finally reached a point where we cannot continue to do this, as
cost of goods sold have finally exceeded the wholesale price structure. The recourse
that we have is that we either increase the prices on our products, or we can
eliminate our wholesale activities.
thorough deliberations, we have decided that it is more important to us to maintain
our retail prices for our customers for as long as possible, as we have always
done. We do not feel that our products should go up in price or that the market
could withstand a pricing increase in the current economy. So our only recourse
left is to stop the business activities that are not sustainable, which is our
general wholesale activity.
apologize for the inconveniences to our customers as our swords may no longer
be available through their favorite resellers. And to the retailers who were dropped
from being able to carry our products. We hope for your understanding and continued
- Our new shipment has finally arrived here at the warehouse and is ready
for shipping. The delay for this shipment was due to a rather interesting event
that had never happened to us before. We were requested by the export customs
official to provide them with a bribe this time...
is something new to us... But to do that would have lead us down a slippery slope
that we do not want to be on. As a result, we had re-routed the shipment by ground
to a different port of departure in HK. From there, the container was loaded on
the vessel for transport and bypassed the original port of departure.
any case, the shipment is now finally available after the long delay. We thank
you for your patience and understanding. The website has been updated with the
new shipment as well.
- OR PHILOSOPHY
ON DONATIONS TO JAPAN FOR DISASTER RELIEF
response to the natural disaster in Japan, we will be donating an amount approximately
equivalent to the entire profit for the month of April, 2011 to the relief efforts.
It is true that Japan is a wealthy nation, however, relief efforts during disaster
are often carried out by non-profit organizations and their success and delivery
of aid will depend largely on funding via private donations and not the government
of a nation.
also believe donations needs to be as direct to the relief efforts as possible.
It cannot be funneled through large organizations and be wasted on administrative
purposes, or be used inefficiently, or be redirected to other uses as certain
large aid organizations have a reputation of doing. As such, our donation will
be going directly to the Japanese Red Cross with a stipulation that 100% of it
be applied to direct relief of this disaster.
perspective of this need is shaped by my personal experiences in the earthquake
9/21/1999 when my grandparents lost their house due to its collapse during the
decision for this donation is based purely on our personal belief and we will
not solicit donations from anyone else because of it. We will not increase our
prices of our product to our customer nor otherwise collect money from our customers
for the purpose of this donation. This is simply a announcement of our personal
intentions and is in no way a solicitation for donation or purchases. For the
purpose of expediting the processing of funds, the calculation of our net profit
for the month will be based on sales projection and estimate once a baseline of
sales is established. Margin calculation will be based on our tax returns in 2010.
will be working in conjunction with San Diego Kendo Bu,
- member of All United States Kendo and Iaido Federation, for this effort.
we would like to announce a fundraising event to be held by San Diego Kendo Bu
on Sunday, April 3rd. The proceeds of the fundraiser will be donated to the relief
efforts in full. The event will be held at the Karl Strauss Brewing Co. in Sorrento
Valley, San Diego from 4pm to 8pm. Address is 9675 Scranton Rd., San Diego, 92121.
even is open to public and we welcome all individual and martial arts dojo to
come and attend. Not only will this be a great time to meet other martial arts
enthusiasts in the Southern California area, you will also have a chance to win
some great prizes in the raffle. You could win one of up
to $6,000 in swords donated by Cheness Inc, or maybe even Kendo Bogu and
other great items donated by other martial arts retailers.
- Shipment have now cleard US Customs and have officially
arrived! Thank you for your patience. We will fill all backorders immediately
as our first priority. We expect to be fully caught up and all orders processed
up to date by Tuesday.
- We have the latest shipping updates. Our cargo on the
vessel YM SUCCESS 061E had been on board since May 17th and is currently
in transit to us. The port of loading is Ningbo harbor. The vessel had embarked
a few days later than expected.
estimated date of docking will be June 7th (6/7/2010) at the port of Long Beach
in California. Typically inventory takes a few days to clear US Customs and be
trucked to the warehouse for shipping after that.
are very eagerly anticipating the arrival of this shipment and apologize for all
the waiting. We are also very thankful for your understanding and patience. Upon
arrival, we will immediately fill all current backorders as the main priority.
The next website
update will take place once the inventory clears Customs and is ready for shipping.
are currently experiencing significant backorders on many of our products. Our
sincere apologies for the inconveniences. This was the result of the after-holiday
rush, coupled with the Chinese New Year holiday following immediately after. Chinese
new year is a month-long holiday for our workers at the forge. Production usually
gets backed up during this time of the year... Every year.
should have learned to plan our production around this, but because our forge
output is limited to a constant fixed rate per sword per day, it still is difficult
to build up a reserve).
current production run is scheduled to complete in early May with products becoming
available for sale by mid to late May.
some products are completed and ready to ship now, we still have to wait for the
remainder of the shipment to complete to fill the shipping container). Lately,
the US customs and import procedures have changed significantly where it is much
more difficult to ship in multiple small shipments, rather than one big batch.
current out of stock items include:
(both versions), Kaze black ito version, Oniyuri sharp (both versions), O-katana,
O-katana in shirasaya, Mokko no bo-hi, and Mokko ko katana.
will continue to update the status of this backorder and replacement shipment
as information becomes available.
Through 9/30/2009 - We will be closed for the entire month
of September, 2009. This is the very first time we will be taking a vacation since
the inception of the company over 5 years ago. We have postponed various business
and personal matters until this time... when some things just cannot wait any
our staff will be travelling with me to Taiwan and China, other office staff will
be attending to their own personal matters in Japan.
will only have a minimum of warehouse staff to maintain the condition of warehouse
and inventory, receive deliveries, and to pay utilities etc. But not enough to
maintain day to day operations.
closure in September will also effect all dropship resellers and wholesale customers.
(If you are a reseller, we urge that you stock up on inventory you may need during
this time). There will be NO DROPSHIPPING SERVICES during this time.
and phone access will be limited, so there will be NO responses to email and phone
enquiries received during this time.
can be accepted via our website, but will not be processed or shipped until we
resume operations in October. (October 2nd being the first day shipments will
be picked up for delivery after business resumes).
you for your understanding and support.
- Happy Forth of July. Sorry for not having kept this page updated for a while.
I will be trying to keep this page up to date with inventory updates once again.
for now, the latest shipment has now officially arrrived into stock and we are
back to in-stock status for most of our items.
- The following
are items which are about to or have already sold out due to the increase in holiday
Oniyuri Katana (Non-sharpened version) - Sold Out +++
Kaze blade in Shirasaya (Non-sharpened version) - Sold Out +++
+++ Kaze Katana (Both color versions) - Few remaining +++
Stainless Steel Iaito - Few remaining +++
+++ Junior Length Iaito - Few
+++ Onibasu Katana (Both color versions) - Few remaining
+++ Delux wakizashi Iaito, Mokko Wakizashi, Mokko Ko Katana
- Few remaining +++
of these items will take place in Feburary of next year due to the fact that this
run on holiday purchases was higher than anticipated and production being limited.
Not all items will be restocked... Some items will be discontinued after they
are sold out.)
scheduled to discontinue are: Shura series (replaced by Shobu Zukuri series),
Onibasu (replaced by Oniyuri), Mokko Wakizashi/ko katana 2nd generation (replaced
by third generation).
promotional "Free Sword Stand" will no longer be included with
sword orders starting on November 28th.
- Our new shipment
has finally arrived to relieve us of the backorder status.
of today, new items available are:
the following items are back in stock from their backordered status:
- Tenchi with fuller
information: Our new Kaze series katana and wakizashi
(as well as the Junior iaito) will consists of a new upgrade on their
tsuka and will reflect the following changes:
of the two bamboo mekugi pins has been replaced with a copper pin as an added
safety measure. Tsuka core is un-groove, tsuka wood core material changed to a
will work to update the website to reflect the changes and upload the new photos
over the next few days.
- As of today,
the Kanbai katana has been officially discontinued and is now completely
out of stock.
katanas which are getting close to backorder are: 30" katana, Tenchi, Ranko...
(These will be restocked with the next shipment).
next arriving shipment has been delayed slightly... We are working on further
refinement of some components so MAY RUN INTO EXTENSIVE
BACKORDER for several products across the board before a full restock
happens due to the delay...
apologize for the inconvenience during this period where we foresee some shortage
of inventory and thank you for your patience.
to become backordered will be announced here.
- USPS has eliminated their Global Air Mail shipping option as of 5/14/07. As
a result, we will no longer be able to ship the following items internationally
due to the new length restriction of 42" under the new USPS Priority Mail
International Program.... (unless the order is for 10 pieces
or more shipped by airfreight):
O-Katana in Shirasaya
international shipments for full lenth katanas (28" blade length) will have
to be packaged without their display boxes -- We will need to repack the swords
in Uline Shipping Tube within Uline cardboard box in order to meet the length
for Wakizashi and Ko Katanas will not be affected and will continue
to include display boxes.
International Dojo orders or reseller orders, shipments of 10 swords or more will
be shipped via international air freight with no change to length restrictions).
for the inconveniences. For individual purchases of our long swords (>42")
internationally, contact your local retailers in your country to enquire whether
or not they carry our katanas imported via airfreight. (We will also be making
a listing of our international resellers shortly).
- Sorry for
not updating the site and the news section more often. With the arrival of our
new baby who is now 10 weeks old, things have been a bit hectic. Priorities have
been placed on fulfilling orders rather than updating the site.
shipment arrived in Febuary during this time between the birth of the baby and
now. Items in that shipment were the Kaze (which is now sold out), Tenchi wak
with no fuller, Non-sharpened Oniyuri, and other replenishing items.
May 5th 2007, another replenishment shipment will be arriving for the restock
of the delux and classic iaitos.
next shipment is expected to arrive in early July and will contain replenishment
of some more items which will become backordered between now and July (Including
the Kaze katana).
now on backorder and about to become backordered are:
Delux iaito, 28" classic iaito, Kochou with fuller, Maru, Shura Wak, Shura
Ko Katana. 30" Katana, cleaning kits, sayas, and both versions of the Kanbai.
will try to keep the site updated once the May shipment arrives.
to everyone for your continued support during this hectic transition period (referring
No Fuller (and Tenchi with fuller) have all been sold out as of today. (Kaze
will be sold out within the next couple of days also - there are only a final
sale will be ending in the next few days... as I prepare the website for the price
update and new inventory update. New inventory information will be announced within
- As of today, 29" version of the classic iaito (type 8) has sold
out completely. Also, Musha Bessaku has sold out and is now discontinued.
There are less than a couple days worth of the Tenchi no fuller remaining and
several other items are approaching being sold out also.
Christmas sale has been a big hit and the warehouse is starting to look empty.
New arriving shipment will be online after the end of Christmas sale period. If
there is a sword you want or have your eye out on, NOW is the time to get it.
After the end of Christmas sale, prices will be returning to normal... (if we
even will have them in stock at that time).
for orders being delivered before Christmas is ending tomorrow the 15th.)
will be updating the site once again within a week so keep checking for updates
in the coming days.
- Several items are selling out quickly from the holiday sale. As of now,
Tenchi with fuller has been sold out completely with the next restock estimated
at January 07 (1.5 month backorder).
other items are getting close to selling out also. Tenchi without fuller, Carbon
Steel Iaito, Oniyuri, and Kaze seems to be the popular holiday items and are anticipated
to run into backorder situation before the sale is over.
those that don't already know... A few of the items are being discontinued permanently...
(final run - This item overlaps with Kaze Katana)
(final run - difficulties in manufacturing the 1045-9260 lamination
= unable to hold production costs.)
(replaced by Shura Wakizashi)
Bessaku (replaced by Shura Ko Katana)
(replaced by Oniyuri)
you had your eye on these particular items, this will be the last opportunity
to get them. Whatever is available on hand will be the last of the ones of these
available. After they sell out, they will no longer be back into production...
so yes... this is the last chance to get these particular
swords before they fade into history.
- Sorry for having slacked on the news updates lately... We had been updating
some (many) sections of our websites to accomodate for the increase in inventory.
As of today, the newly updated sections have been uploaded.
also launched our Christmas sale as of today. This is a limited time sale primarily
to clear room for the next incoming shipment arriving by mid December. (The
originally anticipated shipment of swords for Christmas has been delayed until
mid December, so we are applying a general sale to existing products). This is
going to be the best deal for some time anywhere.
pricing restructuring will be coming following the end of the Christmas sale.
Including pricing for resellers.
- We will be moving our office and warehouse into new location (as opposed
to having separate office and warehouse as was previously). Over the next few
days to weeks, we will be transitioning into the new location. Website will be
updated according with the new location.
- The latest shipment of swords have docked at the port of Long Beach and
is now waiting for US Customs clearance. The arriving swords includes restock
of currently out of inventory items including the Oniyuri, Kanbai, and Kochou.
Announcing the beginning of our August Sale.
On both the Musha and Musha Bessaku. Each of these sword will be on special this
month at $99.99 EACH.... Free shipping (in
USA), Free stand, Free sword bag, Free box applies.
is an inventory reduction sale to make room for the very large shipment arriving
next week. International orders still incurrs the $20 shipping charge. (This
is not and will not be a regular sales event -- it is a ONE TIME ONLY sale until
supply lasts.... Simply to make room in my warehouse)...
- Thanks for all those that send your regards during the trip last month.
SHIPMENT will be docking at the port of Long Beach TOMORROW 8/9/2006.
The shipment is expected to clear customs and be available on my website by
next Wednesday. The anticipated items in this shipment includes:
3 lengths of Carbon Steel Iaito
versions of Carbon Steel Iaito
version of Mokko Katana
And several others.
is one of our larger shipments with many new and restocking inventory. Please
be patient while we offload and update our website over the next week. (Unfortunately,
the replacement ONIYURI will not be on this shipment... It is currently being
made and scheduled to arrive in the following delivery).
- I will be travelling to Asia the following 2 weeks for both business and
personal matters. Leaving on the 20th of July and returning at the beginning of
August on the 3rd. My father has recently taken ill and is hospitalized and I
would like to be there for him while he receives surgical treatments over the
next week or so.
orders will still be processed by our local staff with a very slight delay (if
at all) since we will be slightly shorthanded. My phone number will not be active
during this period but I will respond to emails within a few days of receipt.
shipment scheduled for the end of July will be pushed back until my return at
the beginning of August. (iaitos).
the business side, the objective of this trip is also to meet with our new 3rd
party QC inspectors so as to improve the overall quality of the items as well
as to educate the workers on some of the details and focus of each product line.
you for your patience during this time.
- The arriving shipment has finally cleared US Customs and
is available for shipment. All Tenchi and Shura katanas on backorder
will have first priority and will be shipped by tomorrow as our goal.
increase on the Tenchi and Shura will take effect the first thing on Monday after
our backordered are filled (July 3rd).
shipment includes the restock of Tenchi and Shura katanas as well as the Kaze
katana. All swords in this shipment uses an upgraded sageo.
- The Arriving shipment is currently being inspected by US Customs and is
awaiting clearence. The date of availability (originally estimated by this weekend)
is now expected to be early to middle of next week instead. Those with preorders
will be processed with first priority when the shipment arrives. Thank you for
from the kendo seminar). For those who may be
interested... The 3 day kendo seminar was tiring but fun. We had plenty of good
keiko with participants from all over US as well as the visiting senseis from
from the event can be seen here.
- The latest shipment of swords including the Tenchi and Shura as well as
two new varients of the Onibasu will be docking at the port of Long Beach on Friday,
June 23rd. Customs and ground transport is expected to take one more week.
for updates of our newest arriving shipments by the end of June (backordered items
purchased on pre-order basis will receive first shipping priority).
- Our entire staff will be attending the All United States Kendo Federation
summer seminar this year from June 23rd to 25th. (As participants). If you will
be attending the seminar also, please let me know and say hi at the seminar/summer
June 23rd, we will close a few hours early at 2pm and there will not be any outgoing
shipments that day. All shipments received before noon on June 22nd will be shipped
out the same day or earlier. Shipping will resume on Monday/Tuesday June 26/27th
for all orders received after the 22nd..
- Carbon steel iaitos have been sold out in all 3 sizes, 9260 blade mounted
in shirasaya with fuller has been sold out. There are still shirasaya with no
fuller remaining. Of the new shipment arrived one month ago, the Kaze and the
Higo are selling quick and will be sold out within a few more weeks.
next shipment with replenishment of Tenchi and Shura are arriving at the end of
June. It is currently on the water on its way over here somewhere on the Pacific
Ocean right now. In the new shipment, there will also be the new 23" blade/13"
grip Onibasu varient arriving in this shipment.
are working on the R&D for a few more new blades using 9260 right now. Several
new prototypes have been tested and we are extremely excited about 2 new blades
to come within the next few months.
- The new shipment has finally arrived after an extended stay at the port
of Long Beach waiting for US Customs clearence. First priority now is to fill
all pre-orders and backordered shipment. Photos will be taken of the new swords
and the website will be updated over the next couple of days. New items this time
Wakizashi Iaito, (new)
New Mokko Ko Katana (new)
New Mokko Wakizashi (new)
DH Kaze - no fuller (new)
Higo - no fuller (new)
Kochou - no fuller (new)
TH Shirasaya - no fuller (new)
version of Musha Bessaku,
- International price increase of colored metal. As you probably have seen in
the news lately, there had been a sharp increase in the cost of colored metal
prices around the world... We are impacted by these price jumps as well on the
costs of certain metals we use. Specifically, this is impacting the swords which
uses colored metal on fittings such as copper and brass. Consequently, we will
start to adjust our pricing for swords that uses brass or copper fitting sets
such as Tenchi, Kochou, and Kanbai. I will hold the prices for as long as possible,
but it looks like the costs will start to be somewhat impacted throughout 2006....
- Urgent Announcement - Price Increase on our Iaitos:
Our iaitos are being adopted for use and being made available
through Muso Jikiden Eishin-Ryu Iai-Jutsu dojos. As a result, we can no
longer sustain sale of our inventory through our website at the current sale price.
We will be gradually increasing our online website retail prices over the new
few weeks on the iaitos up to the regular price of $250... If you have
your eye out for an iaito at the current sale price, we suggest that you move
quickly on these!!
and dojo pricing will remain as they are for the time being. You can also begin
to purchase the iaitos at your local MJER dojos through your sensei. Or if your
dojo would like to purchase these iaitos via MJER, you or your sensei can contact
Masayuki Shimabukuro Sensei (8th Dan Hanshi - MJER) at Jikishin-Kai International.
Thank you for all of your continued support.
- The new items have been uploaded onto the website and are now available
- We have lowered the price for several
items. Check out our new prices for the Ranko Katana, Mokko Katana,
and Mokko Ko Katana. Additionally, the introductory prices for the Tenchi
and Shura was supposed to end today... However, since we have ran out of nearly
all of these two types of katana, we have decided to just sell out the remaining
handful of Shuras at the current price and wait for a price adjustment to apply
to the next shipment instead. Price adjustment will take place sometimes after
the last of the Shuras sell out and before the next shipment arrives.
- NEW ITEMS HAVE ARRIVED - The backordered iaitos
have officially arrived today. Along with this shipment are a few new items including:
Steel iaito, (new)
Wakizashi in Mokko fittings (new)
Spring Steel blade in shirasaya (new)
will be taking photos of the items and updating the website over the weekend and
into Monday. The new items should be available for checkout through the website
by Monday (sorry for the delay... I will try to upload new items one by one as
soon as the pages are ready).
- The Kanbai Katana (with fuller) has sold out as of today. Restock
is undetermined as item may be phased out or drastically modified.
- The Tenchi Katana (with fuller) has also sold out as of today. Restock
arriving in late May.
- The new shipment of iaito, wakizashi, and shirasaya has docked at Long Beach
as of today. It will be about 5 to 7 days before it will clear US Customs and
be released for shipment.
- The Tenchi Katana (No Fuller) has also sold out as of today. Next
scheduled re-stock is in May. All orders for sold out items will be considered
backordered until the restock arrives.
3/17/2006 - The current shipment is starting to sell out. Onibasu and Shura
(no fuller) are now officially sold out and out of stock until May.
Other items running low on inventory are Tenchi (no fuller) and 7E - Musha
Bessaku. Next to run out on the list are Tenchi, Shura, Mokko (no fuller), and
we are a small forge and have a very limited production volume.... Our pricing
is below what our demand dictates and is based on cost plus. All stocks
are expected to run out very quickly at their price levels... If you want to make
a purchase, please do it soon before we run out.
- The iaitos are on the water and on their way over to Long Beach and will
be docking on the 23rd of March. Along with these swords, the new 9260 in shirasaya
will also be arriving at that time.
- The current shipment has officially arrived and are available to the public
for purchase. As usual, the swords are anticipated to sell very quickly so move
fast if you want one.
- The latest shipment is scheduled to dock in Long Beach on the first week
of Febuary. Pending US Customs clearance, (usually 1 week) the backordered items
will be available to be shipped out at around the second week of Febuary. (Iaitos
have been delayed by 2 weeks from the March 15th ETA).
thank you for your patience and understanding. More photos will be posted on all
the new swords immediately following the arrival of the shipment.
- Current backordered shipment has successfully launched and is currently
in transit. Updated ETA will be available shortly.
(UPDATE) - The Type 8 Iaito scheduled to arrive for the end of January has
been delayed until March 15th. Specifically, the tsuba constructed for the iaito
has failed our final QC Inspection and the entire batch of blade will be re-worked
before it will be made available to the public. We apologize for the inconvenience
but want to ensure that the quality of the component to be up to our required
- The anticipated shipment for the end of January has been delay by 5 days due
to issues concerning the scheduling of cargo freighters. The shipment is now expected
to arrive on Febuary 5th. We apologize for the delay.
- Please note that the photos currently used on the website are based upon
our prototype units and may be different than the final production.
- Over the next few weeks, we will be selling our prototypes and display units
to make room for the new inventory. Please keep watch over the changes to this
site over the next few days. There will only be 1 unit of each prototype available
and will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis. Prototype and display units
are sold as-is and are final... please ask your questions before purchase.
- Please note that the next shipment of Kanbai katana has undergone some minor
revisions. Specifically, the kanbai tsuba has been replaced with a smaller textured
steel tsuba. The original kanbai tsuba will be revised and be made available again
once the revisions are completed.
- Our inventory has been completely cleaned out over the holiday period. New
products and inventory are arriving at the end of January. Orders placed between
now and the arrival of shipment will only be shipped out after January 31st. We
apologize for the inconveniences.
- We are completely sold out of the cleaning kits and have discontinued the
free cleaning kit offers with purchase of katana. Cleaning kits will be restocked
at the end of January 06.