This ornamental sword is manufactured in Gifu Prefecture which has historically known workplace of Japanese sword. The blade of these kinds of decorative swords are machine-made and it would make you enjoy with more reasonable prices than Iai practice swords.
This is the model of one of the famous Samurai, Okita Soji (19th centurry). Okita was a master of swrodman and worked as a member of Shinsen-gumi (police organization in Kyoto). The sheath of this sword has a decorative ring which is called "Seme-Kanamono" which is ancient sword style to avoid bearking sheath. However, it becomes only for decoration as times goes by. This "Seme-Kanamono" is not fixed so tightly, and it moves a little, but it is a specification and does not cause any problem.
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【 Regarding shipping long sword 】
Due to size restrictions, or import restrictions, some countries may not be able to accept a long sword.
※This is part of the information that we have. There may be other countries that cannot be shipped.
■Countries that cannot be shipped due to size restrictions
× Australia / Spain
■Countries that cannot be shipped due to Import restrictions
× Most Asian countries
…Most Asian countries do not allow to import of kinds of swords.
× The U.K.
...To ship an imitation sword, the blade length has to be less than 50 centimeters. Our long swords are around 1 meter, so it is impossible to ship a long sword to the U.K.
【Cautions for use and shipping】
・As the material of blade is different from real sword, you can not sharpen it.
・These swords are made for decoration, please do not swing strongly them to avoid crashing.
・There are cases that you can not import these kinds of swords because of the rules in importing country. Please check well the regulations of importing country and purchase them under your responsibility.
■L (Long sword)
・Full length : 105cm
・Blade : 76cm
・Hand guard : 7.5cm ×7.5cm
・Blade (Toshin) : Zinc alloy using the die casting
・Hand guard (Tsuba) : Aluminium die cast
・Hilt wrapping (Tsukamaki) : Polyester
・Hilt under braids (Samegawa) : Plastic
・Ornament of the hilt under braids (Menuki) : Alminium die-cast
・Sheath (Sayanuri) : Magnolia obovate with urethane coating