Swords of the East
Searching, finding and purchasing the right katana was a struggle. I depend upon SBG for good advice and yet couldn't locate any of swords recommended that were not backordered or simply unavailable for one reason or another. Enter "Swords of the East." I placed an order for one particular katana recommended by SBG only to learn that SOTE no longer carried that particular sword. This almost became the final straw in my search. Except for "James" of SOTE who offered to help. He offered to guide me in the process and was able to help me find a GREAT SWORD. Suffice to say, James managed to make it all right. And not only was his help very welcome, but the price I paid for my katana was the lowest i've seen. James gave me help every step of the way and the sword was shipped quickly. I highly recommend SOTE -- you will not be sorry.