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Hi Rick. I hope this finds you and family well. The Iaito is amazing!! I took several thorough examinations and am just amazed at the workmanship and quality of sword and especially Tsuka and wrap. It is perfectly balanced and great geometry. The Tsuba is deff. the highlight. Thank you for the extras as well! I have organized a very nice presentation next week and am sure it will be well received. You will most likely get a few other orders from students once they see it in person. Well done! Thank you!!! Best, Sean
Piece of Art
I received your shipment this morning! Thank you for making this possible. This Iaito is one very beautiful piece of art and surely one of the things that are worth waiting for! Also thank you very much for goodies und the upgrade, that would not have been necessary, but I am honored by your generosity. You might be hearing from me again another time if one day I am in need of another Iaito. So long, best regards Henning
Hi Yuri, The sageo finally had arrived today, safe and secured. It is really a beautiful piece. Thank You very much ! I'm very glad about the quality, also about the small teaching note, how to use and handle the sageo. I really appreciate these notes and guides. I have never received anything like that before. Very useful information. Thank You again, I wish You good health and prosperous business, Tamas / Hungary
Worth the Wait
Hi Rick and Yuri, Well, it was absolutely worth the wait. A beautiful sword and Roger was like a kid in a lollie shop - it was awesome. Thanks again for the whole experience - a pleasure to deal with you. Best Xmas blessings to you all. Cheers Cath, Tim, Roger and Ngari. ????
The tessen arrived and it's great, thank you again Yuri-San !
Incredible Customer Service
Rick & Yuri - My iaito arrived! I'm *incredibly* pleased with it. Thanks for the incredible customer service you've provided, especially considering these unusual circumstances. I will be more than happy to recommend your company to fellow budoka in the future. Regards, Luca
Hi Rick, she has arrived and I am enchanted! I had to get her at Customs with some bureaucracy and Mehrwertsteuer - now I am practicing. Regards Klaus
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