Iaito: Uesugi Kenshin

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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:

Originally born into he Nagao clan, and after his Father's death, Kenshin dedicated his life to studying from age 7 to 14. At a young age, he was encouraged by others to try to overcome his brother's rule. He became the ruler of the Nagao clan, and due to him being adopted by Uesugi Norimasa as his heir, he managed to rule over both clans. Through his rule, he came into conflict with Takeda Shingen and Oda Nobunaga. 

 Weight 970 g (without saya 700g)
Overall Length 106 cm
Blade Length 74 cm
Blade Material Zinc Alloy