at Cheness Incorporated want to promote the traditional Japanese sword martial
arts. We don't just make katanas that sells, our katanas are always designed with
practical applications and cutting in mind.
founders are all practitioners of Iaido and Kendo, even our lowest ranking members
possesses degrees of Nidan or above (Second degree black belt equivalent). We
practice with and test with our own equipment and constantly strive to improve
our products through our training.
is why we don't bother with making display swords that are non functional like
all the other sword manufacturers. And we don't follow trends of building the
latest movie sword or other imitations and wall hangers.
the details of our philosophy and what you can expect of our swords here.
forge specializes in making blades and nothing else. We have made and continuously
practice making blades using traditional Japanese hand forging methods as well
as modern steel treatment techniques. Over time we have become experts at forging
monosteel swords, wrapped core steel, sandwiched steel, folded steel, Damascus
forge, and cicada forge.
of this, we don't necessarily build our own fittings and may share some of the
fittings with other sword companies. But never confuse our blade with anyone else's.
This is where we excel.
motivation for us forming our company is not to be the biggest sword maker, but
rather, to provide an
economical means of entry into the traditional Japanese sword martial arts by
focusing on the fundamental requirements of a functional cutting katana without
the heavy branding and marketing.
understand the high cost of entry for a beginner purchasing their first functional
katana. The major cause of this dilemma being that other well know importers of
production live katanas demand an exceedingly high margin for their products.
Many times up to 80% (Meaning they would charge $5 or more for every $1 they put
into making a sword).
strive to eliminate this barrier to the best of our abilities by minimizing our
own margins without compromising the functionality and durability of our blades.
we want is to let everyone who wants to participate in our favorite martial art
be able to afford to own one of our blades.
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