Deluxe Iaito: Higo Nitengu - Kazusa no Suke Kaneshige
Iaido is the art of Japanese Swordsmanship. The word itself has a number of meanings and interpretations. Each is dependent on a subjective translation as the word itself like many Japanese martial concepts do not translate into English at all easily. The word is comprised of 3 Japanese characters: i-ai-do. The purpose of Iaido training is the development of self, not only in physical but also in the moral and spiritual term.
∴ About Kazusa Kami Kaneshige
Kazusa Kami Kaneshige was working at Echizen province who is called Tsujiuemon and got the title Izumi Daijyo and then got the title of Izumi Kami.
He moved to Edo and achieved considerable fame as a swordsmith.
Kotetsu was a student and learned Gunome midair hamon from his master. This sword is very similar with Kotetsu hamon. He left many Kinzogan (gold inlay cutting test) swords. Well known samurai Doudou Heisuke(hirsute) who was working at Shinsengumi no 8 captain was holding Kaneshige because of cutting well sword. He studied sword technique as Hokushin Ittoryu and loved cutting well sword like Kaneshige.
- Total length: 109cm; blade length: 74cm; handle length: 26cm
- Total weight: 1150g (820g without sheath)
- Material: super-hard, lightweight alloy
- Sheath: wooden, brown lacquer
- Production of Seki, Gifu prefecture
※ Caution in use:
- This sword is for decoration, it can not cut.
- Please don't swing it standing near other people.
- It can not be disassembled or adjusted.
- Please note that some errors may occur due to the size and weight of natural wood and manual work
- This sword is not recommended to be used for Iaido practice.