In about two month, we have many new style high quality katana fittings coming（tsuba fuchi kashira kojiri）. I think our current fittings not good enough, so we are developing new types. At that time, we will replace the orders which haven’t been shipped to new fittings, to make the product up a step.
If you just want to change the color of saya or the style of fittings, it will be fast (no customization fee).
But if you want blade customization, it will take a long time (customization fee is 30% of the order amount). Blade customize means to custom saya and paint as well. And there is unexpected phenomenon during blade production, such as cracks, which require re-manufacturing. So to custom blades would take months or more.
This is how the Japanese samurai sword (katana) blade looks before it is polished. It doesn’t look good now, but after polishing it would be beautiful.
These are three polishing skills, one is sashikomi（traditional polishing）, one is kesho（modern polishing）and the other is basic polishing. Our products are all made by sashikomi normally and the sashikomi is divided into three levels：A / A+ /A++. If you only need kesho or basic polishing, it can be $400 cheaper for A class, $600 cheaper for A+ class, and $900 cheaper for A++ class.
Newly coming wood for saya. Unloading. It takes some time to dry