Commissioning a Blade
Walter is currently taking a small number of commissioned orders for blades. Commissioning a blade is a cooperative process between smith and client intended to yield exactly the blade intended by the client.
As a general rule, Walter primarily sells bare, unmounted blades -- though in some circumstances he may make a shirasaya (storage scabbard) or, even more rarely, a full mount. Over the years Walter has forged most types and geometries of Japanese style blades including katanas, wakizashis and tantos.
For more information about the custom forging process, or to begin the process of commissioning a blade, click here. Also, watch the video below, which outlines how the commissioning process works.