Deluxe Iaito: Ishida Mitsunari
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.
∴ Ishida Mitsunari was born in Ishida Village, Omi (Shiga Prefecture) in 1560. Mitsunari’s facial features were recreated in the 80’s by Dr. Nagayasu Shuichi, former Chief of engineering of the Tokyo National Research Institute of Police Sciences at the request of a descendant of Mitsunari, Mr. Ishida Takayuki. It appears Mitsunari had an elongated head and a pronounced defect in his teeth that caused them to bow outwards. The rest of his skeleton was later studied by Dr. Ishida Tetsuro, no relation, of the Kansai Idai Medical University.
- Total length: 106cm; blade length: 74cm
- Total weight: 1100g (825g without sheath)
- Material: super-hard, lightweight alloy
- 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.
- The sword rack shown in the picture is not included.
- This sword is not recommended to be used for Iaido practice.