Iaito: Sanada Yukimura

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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: 

Sanada Yukimura is one of Japan's most famous samurai. He had many different nicknames, such as "Crimson Demon of War" and "The Last Sengoku Hero". Sanad is well known for his fierceness in the Siege of Osaka Castle, both in the winter and the summer. Despite the fact that Sanada had less men than that of his foe, he managed to put a large dent in the opposing army. He passed in a very honorable way, by commiting seppuku after killing the Echizen men who had tried to come after him when he was seriously injured.

 Weight 1100 g (without saya 830g)
Overall Length 106 cm
Blade Length 74 cm
Blade Material Zinc Alloy