What all swords have in common is their high quality. All blades are hand-forged. To guarantee the highest stability all swords have a long tang that is fixated in the grip with two bamboo pins (mekugi). The swords are made of high-quality authentic materials and no plastics are used. For example, the parts that make sure that the sword stays in the scabbard (habaki and seppa) are made of brass, the grip and scabbard are made of wood, the traditional grip wrapping is always underlaid with genuine shagreen and the decorations (tsuba, fuchi, menuki, kashira) are made of metal.
Every original John Lee sword is provided with a seal and certificate of authenticity. A fabric cover for protection is delivered with most swords and they are also delivered in a beautiful collector’s box.