The Number '1' JAPANESE SWORD
Restoration and Repair Service
Famous worldwide for providing the highest quality level of sword restoration service and supplies
INDIVIDUAL ITEMS AND SERVICES
Rattan Saya wrap
|'natural' , $25 per inch .. 'lacquered' Rattan, add $10 per inch minimum of 6 inches||$25 - $35|
Stingray Saya wrap
|Sanded smooth, lacquered and polished, $40 per inch, -or un-sanded with or without lacquer, $35 per inch. Min 6 inches.||$35 to $40|
|POLE ARM TIPS||Two styles made in the traditional metal of choice: STEEL||
MENUKI (parts under the wrap)
|(1.) Antique SILVER Menuki, (2,) Gold plated, or (3.) 'Multi-plated' (more than one color, compare at $400 to $600)||see 'price list'.|
|Steel sets, $150 Sterling Silver sets, $195||see 'price list'|
SAYA: (scabbard / sheath)
|Custom made of traditional Honoki wood, horn parts, Cashew lacquer and a Sageo makes this a real winner. Not available in combination with any other 'special'.||Regular: $750 (special) $650|
|SHITODOMÉ (eyelets)||For the Kurikata or Kashira available black, Gold plated or Silver. (exclusive)||$80 pair|
|Full length copy of your sword blade $250, partial length, $70||$70 / $250|
TSUBA: (sword guard)
|High quality 'First generation' copies of original Japanese Tsuba. (compare at $800)||$95 to $195|
Options that can be easily added to your sword at the time of its construction.
* Newly made custom fitted Habaki (Silver or Copper.. . . . . . . . . $250 - $300
* New wood liner for 'Metal' Saya, for freshly polished blades......... . . .. $300
* Black Tsuka Same' (available only at the time new cord is applied), No charge
* METAL Kurikata (as opposed to traditional HORN, ( installed ).. ..add $120
* Silver or Steel Koiguchi band added to new Saya only, . . . . . . . . add $90
* Slot in newly constructed SAYA for Ko-gatana or Kogei (each). add $140
* Metal KOJIRI installed only on newly made Saya only . . .......... . add $140
* Custom Saya colors if available, (other than BLACK). . . . . ......... .add $80
* STREAKS (limited choice of colors) added to the Saya. . . . . ..........add $80
OUR PLEDGE TO YOU:
Your sword may be newly made, produced during WW-2 or perhaps it is an old Japanese Samurai sword but regardless of its age, value or current condition, we promise to apply the highest level of skilled workmanship toward restoring it back to its former beauty and condition. Fred Lohman stands heads above all others with his staff of workers, his many exclusive products and his 40 plus years of sword restoration experience. His workmanship, quality and reasonable pricing are what makes Fred Lohman the 'NUMBER ONE' choice for all who value high quality results.
International shipments will require 'return' postage charges.
The 'Before' (directly below) is a typical WW-2 Japanese WW-2 sword
The same sword after 'restoration' ..... 'A work of art ' !
PACKAGE # 1, Known as 'The Works'
All Katana, Wakizashi or Tanto blades must either be equipped with a functional Habaki or one can be made available (see 'extra's above). The service involves using your Tsuba, Fuchi Kashira, Menuki and Seppa or, if your blade is missing one or all of the parts, you can select from our parts inventory at no extra cost.
A custom made lacquered Saya fitted with traditional Water Buffalo horn parts and Sageo, a custom made handle wrapped with a full single piece of Stingray skin. (no 'strips' )
Lastly, your choice of either Silk, TSUNAMI, SUEDE or fine LEATHER wrapping cord for your handle. For wanting additional parts such as metal Kojiri, metal Kurikata, MON'S, see details above.
(Compare at $3500 to $5,000). . only $1,295
PACKAGE # 2 includes all of the above plus 'Sword polishing'
Polishing cost of blades .. add $995. (Total: $2,290. )
(compare at $4,000 to $7,000)
PACKAGE # 3, Handle (Tsuka) replacement
Our 'HANDLE PACKAGE' consists of a new hand carved wood 'core' to fit the tang, A full one piece of Stingray skin is added to provide a complete wrap 'overlapping' of the core, And the installation of all metal parts normally found on a handle, And your handle will be wrapped with your choice of either non-stretch Leather, TSUNAMI, genuine leather SUEDE or pure Silk. When the wrapping of your handle (Tsuka) is complete, your handle will be fitted to your sword blade with a Bamboo peg and everything will be right, tight and ready for combat.
PACKAGE # 4 Handle wrapping
If your handle cord or the handle itself is loose or, if your just plain tired of the old cord and just want to upgrade, this package is the one for you. We remove the old wrapping, secure the metal parts as needed and tightly wrap the handle with your choice of Silk, leather or TSUNAMI. Now is the best time to have it done.
International: Add $50 for EMS (EXPRESS MAIL). Compare at $300 to $500. . . . Only $195
NOTE: When sending swords, we recommend the Postal Service (NOT UPS or FEDEX ) and, please add 'INSURANCE'.
We cannot be responsible for swords sent to us without Insurance, without proper packaging or those sent using other carriers without prior approval.
PLEASE, no 'peanuts' ... and please keep your sword bag. Thanks!
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