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#1 Katsujinken

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 02:37 PM

Has anyone here bought from Touken Komachi before? I’ve got my eye on a blade there but would love to hear about others’ experiences if possible.

Thanks!
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#2 Gakusee

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:36 PM

Positive. Tsukada San is good and courteous. Their prices on average are a bit lower than most. I recommend them
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#3 Guido Schiller

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:42 PM

I bought fittings from them, easy to deal with, friendly staff.
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#4 Katsujinken

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 03:43 PM

Thanks both! 


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#5 Hawley

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 08:23 PM

Also very positive experience with them.
Friendly, fast , reliable and in my opinion good prices.
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#6 Isshu

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Posted 17 May 2018 - 11:10 PM

I have purchased a number of items from Shiho Tsukada and she has always been very helpful. There has never been any problems with obtaining additional information or photos. My latest purchase from them is a Tadatsuna 2nd which I had polished through them and was very happy with the results. Highly recommended.

 

John C

 

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#7 Vermithrax16

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 02:12 AM

Have not bought from them as yet, but had asked about a blade around a year ago and they were fast to respond and provide all the pictures I asked for. Was a great interaction.

 

John C, I had no idea they offer a polish service. How long did it take can I ask?


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 09:49 AM

Hi Jeremiah L,

 

Taking into account the the extra time for internal Japanese deliveries, international/Australian postage and customs it took about 6 1/2 months from payment to delivery. I don't think that that was too unreasonable. I had it polished in sashi-komi which I personally prefer. As expected the blade looks far more impressive in hand than in the photo's. I'm very happy with the product and "extra's" provided by Touken Komachi.

 

John C.


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Posted 18 May 2018 - 03:07 PM

Job well done John, any before shots?


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#10 Isshu

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Posted 18 May 2018 - 11:55 PM

Hi Stephen,

 

Unfortunately not, google has the Touken Komachi presentation under Tadatsuna 2nd generation but I can't seem to get a link to work. Anyway for anyone who is interested here are a couple more photo's, thanks.

 

John C. 

 

 

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#11 Vermithrax16

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Posted 19 May 2018 - 12:42 AM

That's a great polish IMO, and the turn around time fantastic.

 

One of my reasons for not taking on projects is the multi year project they become. Interesting yours came back that fast. 


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Posted 18 June 2018 - 12:45 AM

Just an update on this seller.

 

Last week I contacted them about a tsuba I was interested in. They provided additional pictures of the item as requested almost instantly. We agreed on price on Friday and the tsuba was boxed and shipped via EMS on Saturday. It's already in New York as of today. So I have to say, excellent service. Very professional.


Jeremiah




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