Deluxe Iaiyo: Tanaka Shinbei
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 Tanaka Shinbei:
Tanaka Shinbei (1832-July 11, 1863) was one of the four Hitokiri of the Bakumatsu, elite samurai, active in Japan during the late Tokugawa shogunate in the 1860s. Shinbei was involved in the assassination of Ii Naosuke, the head of the Edo Council of Elders who was the head of administration for the Tokugawa shogunate in 1860. This assassination sparked years of violence in Japan especially in Kyoto where assassinations became commonplace.
- Total length: 107cm; blade length: 74cm; handle length: 27.5cm
- Total weight: 1260g (970g without sheath)
- Material: super-hard, lightweight alloy
- Sheath: wooden
- Production of Seki, Gifu prefecture
- 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.