SBG: In what year did you start your online store and what was the reason that you decided to create it in the first place?
SotE: Swords Of The East has been in business over five years. I felt that there was a need for an online store that sells high quality functional swords with excellent customer service.
SBG: What is it that you feel separates your store from the competition?
SotE: I believe that Swords of The East has excellent customer service that customers really appreciate. We always go the extra mile to make sure that each and every customer is satisfied with their purchase. We specialize in functional martial arts swords and we have an incredible selection to choose from.
SBG: This is a tough one I know, but if you had to select just one sword (or line of swords) from all the various blades you sell, which is your personal favorite and why?
SotE: I really like the Thaitsuki line, particularly the KTN5 (pictured below). It is such a unique looking sword that is fully functional. The blade, fittings, weight, and overall appeal of the sword is outstanding.
SBG: What is the most common question people ask you when they visit your store?
SotE: A lot of people want recommendations on different manufacturers. I try to only carry swords from manufacturers that I know and trust. Having excellent swords is very important to me.
SBG: Without giving away any trade secrets, what are your plans for the future and how do you see the sword industry evolving as a whole in the coming years?
SotE: I believe that the sword industry is always becoming more and more competitive with new companies and more price competition. I will meet and beat any price advertised on the internet that is not an auction site. Please visit my site at: http://www.swordsoftheeast.com
I hope that you enjoyed this interview with Swords of the East. To return to the Sword Buyers Directory from Interview with Swords of The East, click here