This Iai practice sword is manufactured in Gifu Prefecture which has historically known workplace of Japanese sword. The blade is handmade with the traditional technique of sand casting.
This sword was made by “Sengo Muramasa”, one of the famous swordsmith from Ise (Mie prefecture). His name is so popular and even persons who are not familiar with the sword know well because of its furious back stories of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1st General of Edo bakufu, government, 17th century), and it is known as “Yo-to Muramasa”(spine-chilling Muramasa).
Grand father , father and son of Tokugawa Ieyasu ware killed by the sword of Sengo Muramasa, and Ieyasu was also injured by this sword. So, people say that “Muramasa gives a kind of divine punishment to Tokugawa family”.
Tokugawa Ieyasu was so competent general but, as he was too clever, and not so beautiful man, some people hated him. So, the sword by Sengo Muramasa was loved by people who do not like political authority.
The hamon pattern on a blade is designed like big wave, so it become so beautiful when the light reflects.
This sword should be used not only for Iai practice, but also for decoration in your living.
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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.
・Full length : 106cm
・Hand guard: φ7.5cm
・Weight: about 1500g
・Blade (Toshin): Zinc alloy using the sand casting,
・Hilt wrapping (Tsukamaki) : Cotton, Black
・Hilt under braids (Samegawa) : Ray skin, White
・Sheath (Sayanuri) : ISHIME NUR(Stone surface design)
・Collar at the sword hilt (Fuchigashira) : Copper, Tetsusen karakusa ( arabesque pattern)
・Ornament of the hilt under braids (Menuki) : Alloy, Tomoe Umebach Zu (Plum blossoms)
・The cord used to tie the sheath to the belt (Sageo) : Cotton, Black
・Country of origin: Japan