Iaito: Sakamoto Ryoma

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An Iaito is a Japanese modern blade that is not sharpened, used to practice Iaido. Our Iaito is made with high quality zinc alloy, which is must stronger than aluminum alloy, which most common Iaito are made from. Despite the katana being in Japanese history for many years, the Iaito is fairly recent, being constructed after World War II to permit normal citizens who are not allowed to permit real swords, a way to practice their own budo. These Iaito are made in Seki, Japan, the capital of swordsmiths in Japan. To protect the student, and those using Iaito’s they are kept unsharpened.

About the Samurai:

Sakamoto Ryoma is well known to be part of the overthrow of the Tokugawa Shogunate. He is also well known to have helped two rivaling provinces to come to peace through negotiation. Through that negotiation, he managed to pit those two provinces against the Bafuku, the government that supported the Tokugawa Shogunate. He would use an alias, due to the fact that he was hunted by those who supported the Bafuku, which included the Shinsengumi. He was later assassinated at an inn, and died due to fatal wounds. 

 Weight 1030 g (without saya 780g)
Overall Length 106 cm
Blade Length 74 cm
Blade Material Zinc Alloy