Deluxe Iaito: Higo Nitengu - Kazusa no Suke Kaneshige
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.
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 Kazusa Kami Kaneshige
Kazusa Kami Kaneshige was working at Echizen province who is called Tsujiuemon and got the title Izumi Daijyo and then got the title of Izumi Kami.
He moved to Edo and achieved considerable fame as a swordsmith.
Kotetsu was a student and learned Gunome midair hamon from his master. This sword is very similar with Kotetsu hamon. He left many Kinzogan (gold inlay cutting test) swords. Well known samurai Doudou Heisuke(hirsute) who was working at Shinsengumi no 8 captain was holding Kaneshige because of cutting well sword. He studied sword technique as Hokushin Ittoryu and loved cutting well sword like Kaneshige.
- Total length: 109cm / 42.9in
- Blade length: 74cm / 29.1in
- Handle length: 28cm / 11in
- Total weight: 1150g / 2.53lbs (820g / 1.8lbs without sheath)
- Material: super-hard, lightweight alloy
- Sheath: wooden, brown lacquer
- Production of Seki, Gifu prefecture
※ Caution in use:
- 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