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Japanese Sword Polishing Traditional Polisher David Hofhine
The Best Japanese sword polisher (togishi) will always have the longest sword polishing waiting list
Currently about 1/4 of my annual work is redoing the recent work of other professional polishers/togishi.
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Have your blades polished in the United States without the cost and danger of overseas shipping. All costs and services are spelled out in writing before any work is done. There are no hidden costs or "required extras".
All work is done by me personally, by hand, using traditional Japanese stones. No passing off second rate student work at full price.
Please do not ship any blades without prior authorization. An absolute minimum number of blades (usually just one or two unmounted and unpolished) are kept on hand to minimize liability.
PLEASE NOTE: the blades featured on this web site are not currently in my possession, do not belong to me, and are not for sale as far as I know.
I generally can't pick up the phone while I'm working. E-mail for more information or for polishing reservations. I get a lot of emails and it takes a while to sort through them all, so please be patient. I do try to answer all contacts. There is a considerable waiting list so don't delay. Impeccable references available upon request.
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