Deluxe Iaito: Isami Kondo (Swordmaker Nagasone Kotetsu)
About our stock: Usually if the Iaito Sword is available to buy, it should be in stock and can be shipped within 1-2 days after receiving your payment. It might be possible the item is still out of stock in case we've sold it somewhere else on the same day. In that case we will inform you immediately.
In case the item is out of stock and you still would like to buy it, please note that it might take several months to receive your sword as they are all made by hand here in Japan.
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 Isami Kondo:
Isami Kondo was born in Tokyo and adopted by \shusuke Kondo, master of Tennen Rishin-ryu, and succeeded to the dojo school. In 1867, he became a vassal of the Shogun as the head of the Mimawarigumi. After the 1868 Battle of Toba-Fushimi, he organized the Koyo Chinbutai (a shogunal loyalist unit) to fight with the government army. He was eventually captured and put to death by decapitation at Shimousanagareyama.
- Total Length: 106cm / 41.7in
- Blade Length: 74cm / 29.1in
- Handle Length: 25.5cm / 10in
- Total weight: 1050g / 2.3lbs (820g / 1.8lbs without sheath)
- Hard alloy, thin blade
- Handle: leather, golden cotton
※ Caution in use:
- The blade does not actually cut.
- Do not use to point at people.
- The product does not include the sword stand as in the picture.