is www.handmadesword.com a reputable company?
by mike DeGrazia
(p.v. n.y. u.s.a.)
shinwa 1060 emperor
QUESTION: hi, is www.handmadesword.com a reputable company? they have some awsome stuff but i am scared to get ripped off, and what do you think about tozando? also shinwa is made by masahiro, i have one (emperor) I bought for $85 us from bud k (first sword i bought before i found you guys at sbg), its 1060 mono, cuts well, super sharp. well balanced. very sturdy. sorry no footage yet. just a pic. thanks.
I've never had any dealings with handmadesword.com (and to be honest, am not really interested to do so - selling their hand made Gunto swords for $17,000 - when the real market price would be more like $750, well - that just doesn't inspire confidence...)
However, from what I hear, their low end swords are average quality - nothing special, nothing terrible - many would say 'typical Chinatana'...
Hope this helps.