My name is Jimi Wikman and I am the owner of this website. I spend most of my days helping larger ecommerce sites make more money in the form of Neurowebdesign. I am a webdeveloper, GUI developer, UX designer and systemtester to mention a few roles. I also run and maintain my own webhosting under the name Mortfiles.
I was born in 1974. I am married and have one son that was born in 2006, the same year I started my own web- and graphic design firm. I am an educated graphic designer and system developer and I have multiple network certifications through Cisco. I am also a martial arts geek with experience in multiple disciplines like Boxing, Karate, Aikido, Sambo, Jujitsu, Tae Kwon Do, Thai Boxing and MMA. I love the Katana and have been in love with it since I was very young, but despite that I do not know much about the mysteries of the Katana and its siblings. I am catching up quickly though as I need to understand it in order to maintain this website properly.
This website was created as an experiment to see if WordPress and WooComerce could work as a platform for dropshipping. It is also the development site for my work as a conversion optimisation. The setup of the system ensures that I can focus on the website and marketing while the vendors I have partnered up with handle logistics and products. By doing that I can focus on my strong areas such as support, community building and marketing. Although I work full time and this website is setup for dropshipping I take it very seriously.
I want to make this the best website for Katana and Iaito in the world and I want to make sure that you and others like you are 100% satisfied with your purchases here. As such I screen my vendors carefully and I test then personally before they are accepted on the site. I also work hard on every aspect of the site to make sure it constantly improves. Both in terms of design quality and functionality, but also in terms of usability and user experience.
I hope you will enjoy your stay here and I look forward to talking to you and see you unbox one of our products with a happy smile on your face. Despite everything, Ekatana was created just for you.
Ultra high quality super sharp blade, beautiful sword and deadly. Don't ever buy from anyone else and overpay by hundreds of dollars. An amazing sword forged and customized by ryan. No flaws seen in sword whatsoever. Better than advertised. Worth twice what he charges.
Hey wanted to say Thanks and great job. I ordered a new Tsuba and Tsuka set for an very old katana I have. I must admit I was a bit worried the new parts would not fit - Well they did (although I had to make use of a file on the 2 seppa). Just wanted to thank you and say Awesome job guys!!!
Who is behind this website?
The person behind Ekatana is Jimi Wikman, a 40 year old web developer from Sweden. You can read more about him in the about us section above. In addition to this there are also a number of vendors that supply the products and handle the shipments. You find more information about them in the vendor section.
Where is Ekatana based?
Ekatana is based in Sweden, but the different vendors are located in different parts of the world.
Will you steal my money?
No of course not. I work in the e-commerce business and should I ever do anything that compromised my reputation as an honourable person I would be out of a job. Feel free to look me up to see what kind of reputation I have online as a person and as a professional.
Ekatana.se is a dropship platform that forward orders to manufacturers that then ship the products. As such I handle marketing and support as well as maintain this website in order to give you the best possible experience when shopping with Ekatana.