Some higher grade katanas are on sale at sinosword.. Oct 15, 2019 9:59:32 GMT via mobile
Post by shobutengu on Oct 15, 2019 9:59:32 GMT
Well your luck must be lacking because out of the 20 plus Hanwei I owned none of them has the systemic problem as you describe . Two side grain is a production norm with one side having a oyatsubu and the other having average skin. Remember stingray skins are expensive and even on higher price swords doesn’t always guarantee an emperor’s nodule and with regards to the rippling on the polish, it’s typical Hanwei. They machine grind all their blades so quicker is less labor intensive and cheaper compared to traditional polishing. But at least you get a return policy with Hanwei , dynasty forge, and munetoshi compared to the sketchy send it back to longquan and it disappears into their black hole of customs. Good luck trying to send a sword back to China . Chance are slim and none that you’re successful. Don’t fall in the sale tactics that longquan forges use such as a partial refund or the promised of a better blade on your next commission. Receiving a subpar sword is already the fault of the forge and their lack of quality control and no amount of bullsemprini compensation can make up for that.