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2008 news archives

June 06, 2015

December 25, 2008 

  • MAS will shutdown from December 25th - Jan 2. All orders placed during the shutdown period will be processed on January 3rd.

  November 16, 2008

  • Katanas from Fred Chen forges are available in  Sales Items section at great discounts.
  • Carbon steel kagums will be discontinued once the inventory is sold out in favor of the deluxe version.
  • The following products are in stock now:

  November 4, 2008

  • Deluxe carbon steel kagums are available for sale now.
  • Jikdo kagum price is permanently lowered.

  September 18, 2008

  • MAS has decided not to introduce lower priced carbon steel katanas. Currently, all our products are produced in Japan and South Korea.  In order to produce lower priced swords, we have been testing various blades made by Chinese forges to find a potential partner who might be able to produce quality swords are low price.  Unfortunately, our venture turned out to be rather dissapointing.  The price criteria was easily met but the lack of quality control in many Chinese forges could not be resolved. We apologize to those who has been waiting for the arrival of the low price katanas. Some of the tested blades will be sold at below-cost price next month through our website.
  • Our stock L6 katana models will be upgraded starting September production. All base models will have Japanese silk ito handle wrap as the default option and Japanese sageo will be equipped on the saya. Also, the saya will be finished with buffalo horn pieces. The upgraded Japanese parts are imported from Namikawa Heibei Co. in Tokyo. Until the old inventory is cleared, some models might be equipped with old fittings. These models will be offered at slight discount.

  August 23, 2008

  • Coming soon: Deluxe carbon steel kagum, carbon steel iaito

  July 19, 2008

  • We will be on a business trip between July 20 - August 11. We will be upgrading equipment at the forge in Korea then we will be in Japan to buy fittings. Any in-stock item orders and May custom orders will be shipped on August 12th. We will still have email communications and will accept custom orders. Thank you.

  July 9, 2008

  • Haidong Deluxe jingums are in stock.
  • Carbon steel kagums are now available. We have product launching special prices while quantities last.
  • Aluminum kagums are in stock.
  • TX geometry katanas are discontinued.

  May 28, 2008

  • Custom sword gallery is updated.
  • MAS is introducing low-price carbon steel katana. Please check it out in Japanese katana > carbon steel katana
  • Skull katana and Crab katana are available for sale. The item is available for shipping after the Bladeshow 2008. The pictures can be seen in sales item section.

  April 30, 2008

  • MAS will be attending the Bladeshow 2008 in Atlanta, GA on May 30 - June 1. We will bring a few new models to the show and will be offered at special display prices. Be sure to drop by our table 26-L. If you need VIP pass, please email us by May 21 and we will mail them all on 22nd.

  March 29, 2008

  • Kagums are in stock now.

  February 5, 2008

  • Custom L6 blades are now available in shirasaya.

  February 3, 2008

  • Custom sword gallery is updated. You can view the images  HERE.

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