Hundreds of years ago, in a small village in Japan, there lived a humble swordsmith named Okazaki Masamune. Masamune labored many hours on each sword he wrought, striking the iron bar, giving it baths of fire and water, polishing, shaping, tempering until each sword was a work of art, an inspiration to his client. For Masamune knew that one day his client would draw that sword and the blade would be tested.
Many say that Masamune crafted the finest swords that have ever been made.
Others have tried to duplicate his materials and technique. Still, the Masamune weapon is the more highly prized. The reason for this survives through legend.
Legend tells of a contest between the swordsmith Masamune and his finest student, Muramasa, that would determine who could craft the superior weapon. Each swordsmith was asked to place his sword in a small stream with the cutting edge facing the current. The swords were to be judged on their ability to halve a passing leaf.
Muramasa’s sword deftly sliced through everything that passed by. It ripped through every fish, every leaf, even the wind that blew its way. The sword intent was destruction, not justice. Clear in purpose and infallible in execution, the Masamune sword cut only one leaf.
The judge ruled in favor of the Masamune, the weapon of a true samurai.
Throughout each engagement, we retain the vision of that humble swordsmith who, through his dedication and skill, created an unparalleled standard of excellence in his craft.
Our logo emblematizes the Masamune sword.