Master Minosaka Premium Iaito Sword: Honhigo (ginkgo inlay) with Kojiri (Famous Samurai Series)
- Handmade in Japan
- Weight (approx.): 820g - 1.80lbs
- Total length (approx.): 93.1cm - 36.65"
- Blade material: Reinforced, hard alloy
- Sheath: Wooden
- Iaido Practice Sword
- Sword Bag included
- Item number: mnz-s103
- It might take 2-3 weeks until this item is shipped!
The katana is a weapon that dates back to ancient Japan and was used by Japanese samurai during the feudal eras. Katanas are made by hand, and take many layers, allowing the blade to be light, yet strong. Due to the samurai’s loss of power, the katana became less of a practical weapon and was used more as decoration, and often a symbol.
Iaito katanas as this one are specially made for the practice of Iaido, the Japanese martial art that emphasizes being aware and capable of quickly drawing the sword and responding to sudden attacks.
This katana is made by Minosaka. Since ancient times, the Mino region has been home to many sword smiths and has flourished as a production center for Japanese traditional swords. Minosaka was founded in 1919 in this historical region, and prospered as the demand for military swords increased with the expansion of the war front. Today, building on this heritage, the company manufactures and sells swords for iaido practice and also engages in various sword crafts. The Japanese sword is a symbol of the Japanese spirit and the soul of the samurai. Through swords, Minosaka hopes to convey the traditional beauty of Japan and the spirit of martial arts practiced through iaido and swordsmanship to people in Japan and abroad.
Attention: Even if the blade is blunt, it's still made of hard alloy, so please don't use it to hit anyone. Please do not disassemble or adjust on your own. The size and weight may vary due to the natural wood and handcraft.