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What our clients say about us
San Francisco, California USA
July 24th 2017
Back in May of 2017 I messaged Kalahi Customs about ordering 2 ginunting blades. One Tactical Ginunting and one custom Ginunting knife with my initials. I planned to visit the Philippines and also planned to visit Kalahi Customs to pick up the blades. They were very helpful and responsive to every question I had regarding the blades.
When I finally visited the Philippines I planned to visit their shop in Caloocan. Sir Allan was very helpful in guiding me to their shop.
The blades I ordered came out flawless. The craftsmanship and detail of both blades are awesome. I will definitely come back to them for more blades.
Brian Carlos Sanchez
Author of The Antient Arcane Antediluvian Rite and
The Book of Ushumenti: the Way of the Noble Serpent
Indianapolis, Indiana USA
Kalahi Custom Blades while looking for a blade manufacturer that could
make my custom sword design a reality, but at a reasonable price. It was
impossible to find one here in the United States, so I looked outside.
And wouldn't you know it? I found a professional, quality sword maker at
the country of my birth (I was born in Manila, Philippines, but have
lived in the United States since i was three years old). Communication
with Kalahi Custom Blades was easy — with a simple email, I was able to
send them my blueprints in EPS format (the industry standard vector
graphics file). Knowing already that they prefer higher end graphics
files already gave me the impression that these guys know their stuff,
and are up to speed when it comes to modern technology and
communication. My sword design was my baby — it was like giving up my
child to a babysitter, hoping that the baby will be taken care of well.
Kalahi Custom Blades reassured me that I had nothing to worry about, and
their bladesmith will be able to replicate my designs on paper into a
true-to-life practical use sword.
In just a few weeks, Kalahi Custom Blades was able to create two working swords based on my initial designs. They did more
than meet my expectations, but exceeded them. The quality of the wood
was superb, as well as the laser engraving. The blade itself was of high
quality steel. Customer service was fantastic, and shipping was fast and affordable. When the sword arrived, it was a beast to behold!
I am grateful for having found Kalahi Custom Blades, and honored to have a Philippine manufacture of such top quality make my "Sword of Light" a reality. Thank you. Maraming Salamat!
Darren G. Tibon
Stockton California, USA
December 3, 2013
My students gave me a sword and dagger set from this company i have to say it is probably one of the best quality sets i ever seen and now own thanks again to my students of Angels Disciples Stockton and affiliates and the fine workmanship of Kalahi Custom Blades!!!
Paul Anthony Reynes
Cebu City Philippines , June 13, 2014
I bought their custom made bastard sword. Though It took longer than 3 weeks. It was worth the wait.
Good steel and quality craftsmanship.
High Threat Protection Specialist
Northern Iraq, June 17,2014
Thank you for the Tactical Barong, I just purchased. It is not often that I find great workmanship and quality in these type of blades. The Tactical Barong surpasses my expetations. The quality of the wood and Blade material is outstanding. I will most definitely be purchasing more blades from you in the future. Take care.
the opportunity to stumble KCB’s Facebook page while looking for swords
to train with, I already have an Espada y Daga set (purchased from a
different seller), but still wish to have more swords to use. As a first
time buyer, I do have doubts
if this company is legit, but based on their client’s reviews, I have
to take the risk. I sent them a picture of what sword that I liked and
have some little discussions concerning the product.
Initial Impressions My
sword came a little bit late (honestly, but I shrug that off since this
is not their fault) Came in a tall cardboard box, wrapped in delivery
company’s packaging tape. Inside is my sword in cased in bubble wrap
plastic. What surprised me is the scabbard; they actually made me a
kamagong scabbard! From the agreed price, I wasn’t expecting one; I
thought I’m going to have the lame synthetic leather one.
Blade: Pure 21 inches length of Carbon Steel Goodness, probably 1.5
inch width and the thickness? GOOD (Hey, I’m satisfied with my sword; I
don’t care about exact measurements if I’m smiling here) Miss Karen was
It would be high maintenance, but they actually placed the fun in
cleaning, I could actually feel the dents of the hammer blows as my
cloth slides across the steel, I could actually do this all day. I
requested that this would be blunt, but KCB brought my expectations to
the extreme, unlike my first Espada y Daga set where as if they just
pass a metal file for a “fake” edge, KCB actually grinded the edge,
making other spectators to double-take a look at my weapon
Handle Length: 8 Inches (built for two-handed wielding) smooth kamagong handle with a heavy pommel
I didn’t mention this to Miss Karen when I ordered, but I should say it
is way thicker than my Espada y Daga’s which is a big plus
Made from Kamagong, An inch longer than my blade. I can easily
unsheathe with little effort, but has a firm grip that whenever held
upside-down, the sword won’t loosely come off, comes with (leather?)
belt slot and handle flaps which is I have to say that the tacks are
really sturdy despite from continous locking-and-unlocking
Handling Characteristics The
sword still has the Philippine Ginunting “Feel” to it despite the
modifications of handle length. The sword is heavy for someone like me
that has a small built, but I have been training with my Kamagong Baston
so that is of no concern.
Conclusions Overall, I am Happy with my new “toy”, and been playing
with it for days. I can’t see why some of their customers are not
happy. It would even take me a while to think of migrating to a new
sword. And they would be expecting an order of a Daga to pair for this baby. I’m naming this sword Turtle Fang
The Bottom Line I would recommend this to my Filipino Martial Arts Group (Negros Kali International) and even to FMA and sword enthusiasts.