Deluxe Iaito: Saigo Takamori
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 Saigo Takamori:
Saigo Takamori, original name Kichibe, or Kichinosuke (born Jan.23, 1828, Kagoshima, Japan), a leader in the overthrow of Tokugawa shogunate who later rebelled agaisnt the weaknesses he saw in the Imperial government that he had helped to restore. Although his participation in the restoration made him legendary hero, it also, to his mortification, relegated his samurai class to impotence.
- Total length: 107cm; blade length: 74cm; handle length: 27cm
- Total weight: 1270g (995g 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.