Deluxe Iaito: Sakamoto Ryoma (Swordsmith Mutsunokami Yoshiyuki)
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.
An Iaito is a Japanese modern blade that is not sharpened, used to practice Iaido. Our Iaito is made with high quality zinc alloy, which is must stronger than aluminum alloy, which most common Iaito are made from. Despite the katana being in Japanese history for many years, the Iaito is fairly recent, being constructed after World War II to permit normal citizens who are not allowed to permit real swords, a way to practice their own budo. These Iaito are made in Seki, Japan, the capital of swordsmiths in Japan. To protect the student, and those using Iaito’s they are kept unsharpened.
About the Samurai:
Sakamoto Ryoma is well known to be part of the overthrow of the Tokugawa Shogunate. He is also well known to have helped two rivaling provinces to come to peace through negotiation. Through that negotiation, he managed to pit those two provinces against the Bafuku, the government that supported the Tokugawa Shogunate. He would use an alias, due to the fact that he was hunted by those who supported the Bafuku, which included the Shinsengumi. He was later assassinated at an inn, and died due to fatal wounds.
|Weight||1030g / 2.27lbs (without saya 780g / 1.7lbs)|
|Overall Length||106cm / 41.7in|
|Blade Length||74cm / 29.1in|
|Handle Length||25.5cm / 10in|
|Blade Material||Zinc Alloy|