Thank you for visiting the Butouken/MartialArtSwords.com website. Since 2003, MartialArtSwords.com has been providing the martial art community with the best performance swords that are both durable and aesthetically pleasing.
In the past, finding a reliable sword for martial arts practice used to be a very challenging task for many martial artists. Many of the Japanese swords available in the western world are antiques taken out of Japan after World War II; there are often missing parts or defects that require major repairs, and if there are none, the swords are usually expensive. Some mass-produced Japanese swords from the war era are poor in quality from the metallurgical point of view, and their reliability is in question when one is to be used in heavy-duty cutting.
Newly made swords from registered Japanese smiths or reputable western smiths in the United States or Europe are of great quality. However, they can easily cost several thousand dollars and the waiting time is often excessively long, taking up to three years in some cases. They are considered very expensive art pieces and it is hard to imagine that most practitioners would be comfortable with using them in everyday practice.
In the past decade, the market experienced a great wave of affordable swords coming from China. Although the quality of Chinese-made swords has been improving in the past few years, there is significant concern over their quality control. Many forges in China hire numerous smiths and the swords are usually mass-produced. As a result, there is no way to tell if a sword was made by a master smith or an apprentice smith who only started working in the factory a few days ago.
Here is where we come in. All Butouken/MAS blades are made by a single responsible master smith in South Korea. The swords are then mounted by a team of craftsmen who make the parts individually crafted for each sword to ensure a proper, perfect fit. We create a limited number of swords each month to maintain strict quality standard. Using the latest scientific measuring tools and temperature control devices, we have been able to eliminate the guesswork to minimal. We regularly test our products to maintain and ensure their high quality.
MartialArtSwords.com is committed to provide the best products for our customers. We are constantly expanding the models we offer and improving the quality and fittings to satisfy our valued customers. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to make your sword-purchasing experience more pleasant. We hope for your success in martial arts training.