This Iai practice sword is manufactured in Gifu Prefecture which has historically been known as the workplace of the Japanese swords. The blade is handmade with the traditional technique of sand casting.
This sword is descended from “Masamune”. The origin of the name “Masamune” is from the swordsmith of the 12th century, Goronyudo Masamune. He established the mainstream of Japanese swords “Masamune”. His swords were spread in a lot of regions in Japan. This is why, there are several style of Masamune, Aizu Masamune, Fudo Masamune, Hyuga Masamune and Nakatsuka Masamune.
This Nakatsuka Masamune was in the possession of Honda Tadakatsu, a specialist of the spear in a battlefield. After long age of provincial war, he cherished his sword “Nakatsuka Masamune” and he offered it to his precedent superior, Tokugawa Ieyasu who was the 1st Shogun (General) of the Edo period to show his honor.
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.
■Not available shipping temporarily
…To ship ornamental swords, we take EMS service. Under the influence of COVID19, EMS service has been unstable. Also, there are more countries that are not available to ship. Please ask us if you have questions.
【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 : 105cm
・Hand guard: 7.5cm×7.3cm
・Blade (Toshin): Zinc alloy using the sand casting,
・Hand guard (Tsuba) : Metal, Dan Ryu Zu (Dragon,Transparent design)
・Hilt wrapping (Tsukamaki) : Cotton, Greenish brown
・Hilt under braids (Samegawa) : Ray skin, Dark vermilion
・Sheath (Sayanuri) : Kuroro Nuri (Japanese traditional lacquered with shine)
・Collar at the sword hilt (Fuchigashira) : Brass, Hiranami Higo Zu (Wave)
・Ornament of the hilt under braids (Menuki) : Alloy, Hasu Koi Zu (Lotus & Carp)
・The cord used to tie the sheath to the belt (Sageo) : Cotton, Greenish brown
・Country of origin: Japan
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