Iaito Unsharpen Blade Training Katana Practice Samurai Sword for Iaido
- 5.00 LBS
- Calculated at Checkout
This is the Iaito version of the Practical Katana. The sword has been created with the same exceptional quality as its predecessor but with an unedged Ha. The Iaito is the best and safest way to practice the Japanese sword arts, providing a feel that is similar to a live blade. The blade of the sword has been hand crafted from high carbon steel. The blade is full tang and comes unsharpened. The Tsuba has been constructed from blackened steel alloy in the classic sukashi kiku design .
Blade: The blade has been hand crafted from high carbon steel. The carbon has been hand hammered throughout the blade to give the blade a consistent hardness. A Bohi has been added to the top of the blade to better balance the blade and give audible feedback when the sword is swung. An aesthetic Hamon runs the length of the blade ending at the sword's Kissaki. The blade is full tang and comes unsharpened. Saya: The Saya of the sword is constructed of wood with a dull black finish. A black cotton Sageo has been tied around a bright brass-fitted Kurigata. The Koiguchi has been made into a hardened ring around the Saya via lacquering to safely secure the blade when sheathed. Tsuba: The Habaki is a solid one piece brass construction over a brass Seppa. The Tsuba has been constructed from blackened steel alloy in the classic sukashi kiku design . Tsuka: The Fuchi is blackened steel. The Tsuka core is wooden with imitation Same (ray skin) and black cotton Ito. Blackened steel Menuki decorate each side of the handle, styled like dragons. Two Bamboo Mekugi secure the tang in the Tsuka. The Kashira is blackened steel.
Overall Length:39 " Blade:Unsharpened Blade Length:28 " Blade Material:High Carbon Steel Tsuka Length:10.75 " Saya Material:Wood Condition:Brand New Tsuka Material:Imitation Ray Skin
I made sure I read reviews before ordering. I didn't have a problem with anything on this Iaito beig loose. Fit well in the tsuba, tight. Nothing seemed loose at all. REALLY good weight to it. Felt like a workout when I was done. Bought the matching Wakizashi to form a Daisho. Blade seemed well balanced to me - essential since Iaido the first cut is usually one handed. Recommending this to friends.
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