Restoration Services


Sword Restoration 

The cost of sword services is to be determined on an item by item basis with 
payment for restoration due after licensing has taken place.  Many
artisans require payment in advance.  Shinsa fees will be billed after the shinsa 
results are known as the cost varies depending upon the result.
The handling charges are to be paid at this time as well.  A detailed statement 
of agreed upon services and the cost of stated services will be
provided.  Amounts will be quoted in yen but payment should be made in U.S. 
dollars for the yen equivalent to: William Rannow of Artswords Inc.

For example: Tokubetsu Hozon level polish would cost about $85 per/inch and would take about 6 months to complete. 

Artswords also offers restoration and repair of Lacquer, paintings, fine porcelains and pottery.  These repairs services are of the highest quality and are used by many National museums and art galleries around the United States.  If you would like to see examples of the quality of restoration please feel free to contact me.