Deluxe Iaito: Minamoto Kiyomaro
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 Minamoto Kiyomaro:
|Minamoto Kiyomaro his real name was Yamaura Kuranosuke Tamaki and his first name as a swordsmith was Ikkansai Masayuki. Masayuki went to Edo and began sword making under Kubota Sugane. Who was known as a famous Gungakusha (military strategist). After he completed only one of the one hundred buki-ko he ranaway to Choshu before he starts the second one. Later he returns to Edo and apologized to Kubota Sugane and with his support he settled down in Yotsuya Iga-cho, where he sets up his workshop. At 42 years old he commits an honorable death. Yet his swords live on thru the Ages.|
- Total length: 106cm; blade length: 74cm; handle length: 26cm
- Total weight: 1450g (1170g 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.
- This sword is not recommended to be used for Iaido practice.