Deluxe Iaito: Azai Nagamasa
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 Azai Nagamasa
Azai Nagamasa was born at Odani Castle in 1545 and was the son of Azai Hisamasa, the second daimyo of the Azai clan. They ruled over the northern part of Omi Province, east of Lake Biwa. In 1560, Nagamasa turned fifteen and became head of the Azai clan after his father stepped down and retired to Odani Castle. One of his first decisions after becoming daimyo was breaking away from the Rokkaku clan. That same year, he led his first major battle, the Battle of Norada. He proved to be an outstanding leader, as he defeated the Rokkaku army, and he would continue to defeat the Rokkaku and the Saitō during their skirmishes.
- Total length: 106cm; blade length: 74cm; handle length: 26cm
- Total weight: 1040g (805g without sheath)
- Material: super-hard, lightweight alloy
- Sheath: wooden, lacquer
- Production of Seki, Gifu prefecture
※ Caution in use:
- 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.
※This item is a made-to-order product:
Usually, production will take about 1 to 2 months, but in rare cases, it may take 3 months or more.