Un-sharpened Stainless Steel Iaito.
Unsharpened Stainless Steel Iaito|
Stainless Steel, Mirror Polish, Unsharpened.
28", or 29"|
1 lb 14 oz to 1 lb 15 oz|
Steel LI tsuba set|
(past habaki and tsuba into the tsuka)|
Wood, 1 Brass|
Ray Skin Panel Wrap|
Textured Medium Hardwood|
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new iaito is designed to be very lightweight, so as to allow for extended periods
of kata training without straining your arms. It captures the benefit of a zinc
aluminum iaito blade, but does not have the drawback of zinc aluminum blades (which
is extreme brittleness).
iaido practice sessions lasts around 2 hours. Though practice with a standard
carbon steel iaito allows you to become familar with the weight of a standard
cutting sword, to practice katas this long using a steel sword would be difficult
for most people. Hence, the need for a lightweight iaito.
is the overall apparence of the sword.
light feel of this iaito is achieved mostly via
a thinning of the blade,
2. increased taper, and
3. a re-distribution
of mass to achieve a new POB (Point of Balance).
sword resting in its saya weighs about the same as a regular katana out of the
saya. Because the lightweight feature of this blade is achieved via taper and
thinning of the blade, the bo-hi cannot be cut as deeply as a standard iaito,
resulting in a diminished tachikaze when compared to a standard carbon steel or
zinc aluminum iaitos.
blade is constructed of tempered stainless steel so does not require the maintanence
of a carbon steel blade.
new textured finish of the saya also makes the scratches, scuffs, and dents to
the saya (typically sustained during practice sessions) less apparent.
of the new geometry, new hardwares are required. In
addition to the new tsuba, this sword also uses a custom sized habaki to accomodate
the narrower blade.
is the same as our delux iaito, which uses a black ray skin panel wrap with brown
tsuka ito. 2 mekugi pins (1 bamboo, 1 brass).
sword perfect for extended periods of iai practices. Can also be used for stage
Stainless Iaito - Available in 27", 28", and 29" Version
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new Lightweight Iaito is designed to have the same weight benefit as a zinc aluminum
iaito, but without the drawback of brittleness. This sword is ideal for extended
periods of kata practice while minimizing the strain on your arm. New textured
saya also minimizes apparence of scuffs, scratches, and dents typically sustained
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Iaito - 27 Inch blade length|
Iaito - 28 Inch blade length |
Iaito - 29 Inch blade length |