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 is made by Dodanuki Masakuni, known as special swordsmith for Kato Kiyomasa who was well known as very strong and tactical Samurai in Kumamoto (Kyushu ) . This is the model of the sword of Kato Kiyomasa.
As Kiyomasa loved practical design of sword, the design of Dodanuki Masakuni is so simple. The blade is strong enough for battle and hamon pattern is also straight and simple. It would be the symbol of the strength of Samurai.
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 : 110cm
・Hand guard: φ8cm
・Blade (Toshin): Zinc alloy using the sand casting
・Hand guard (Tsuba) : Take Zu Sukashi Tsuba (Banmboo transparent design), Metal
・Hilt wrapping (Tsukamaki) : Black, Cowhide
・Hilt under braids (Samegawa) : Ray skin, Black
・Sheath (Sayanuri) : Ishime nuri (lacquered with Stone surface design)
・Collar at the sword hilt (Fuchigashira) : HIGO ISHIME ZU （Stone surface design of HIGO) , Brass
・Ornament of the hilt under braids (Menuki) : Tora Zu (tiger) , Brass
・The cord used to tie the sheath to the belt (Sageo) :Cotton, black
・Country of origin: Japan