providing blade smiths custom made swords to customers
has become another area of my designer's profession, due to increasing
demand as can be seen in
some work samples here.
I don't find it less challenging or even different than
designing a book cover, a poster, a website, furniture, interiors,
coins, stamps, medallions or other things that my
25 years of activity
as a designer and creative director has allowed me to try my hand on.
It is not more specialized than other design fields. It's just
as different as other design areas.
But as a habit of mine, I decided to take this task which
involves all coordination efforts in not only sourcing the most
adequate smith for each custom project but also managing delivery time
It has been my habit all these years to be able to manage
resources to the highest efficiency rate so that the customer is
well served and in a timely manner.
Therefore the role of a swords' designer
emerges as one of creating something new, or
providing with a new approach. It is an intermediation between
common sense, feasibility and
uniqueness. This is a conjunction that has to be achieved in
harmony, mainly depending on what one expects to spend.
As mentioned before, I am now fully capable of providing you a
complete sword that can fulfill your uniqueness requirements, from
concept, design until the final sword reaches your hands.
Am I doing this for profit? Strangely, no. I do it for fun and for
fulfillment. You cannot pay my fulfillment or you would be hesitant to
pay my usual design fees. However you will be met with
the same attention and care about my work. In my book, the client comes first,
so long as he understands
how to work with a designer.
Does this mean that you can have a design for free?
No, and I don't like to be taken for granted, but you can have
it for a low fee, more symbolical than real, because the field of
design is generally very well paid.
That is why I am doing this
for fun. If you want to have something unique, and enjoy
the end result, contact me.
If is of paramount importance that this is well understood for
your own advantage.
Viewing the samples I include in this
page can be an
example of how I work while some blades for clients are
being finalized, and will be placed here as they become available for
viewing. I do not restrict myself to designing katana.
It is just that they are more in demand from me.
for an Enquiry.