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.
Iaido is associated with the smooth, controlled movements of drawing the sword from its scabbard, striking or cutting an opponent, removing blood from the blade, and then replacing the sword in the scabbard. A practitioner should begin with an iaito, which has a bunt edge sword.
- Total length: Approx. 106cm
- Blade width: Approx. 106cm
- Pattern length: Approx. 26cm
- Total weight: Approx. 1030g (810g without sheath)
- Material: super lightweight alloy; thin blade
- Crust: main silk; pattern yarn: cotton
- Made of stainless steel
- Production of Seki, Gifu prefecture
※ Caution in use:
- The blade does not actually cut.
- Do not use to point at people.
- Please take responsibility for your own risks.