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 Nagasone Okisato, famous swordsmith from Shiga prefecture next to Kyoto. His original work was to build the armor but the demand of armor decreased, he started new career as a swordsmith in Edo(Tokyo) at the age of 50.
His sword is known as the name of “Kotetsu”. Kotetsu does not have the deep curve, but the blade was strong and supple. The quality of Kotetsu was estimated well among Samurai, he made over 200 swords in his life.
The sheath is finished by the technique of “Kanshitsu”.
It is used on the surface of the sheath, where lacquer powder is sprinkled first and then coated with lacquer. It is known for the durability and the firm grip.
The rough texture on the surface is created by the powdered lacquer and it also brings out the softness and the superior quality of the lacquer. The rough texture is created by adjusting the size of the grain of the lacquer powder.
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 lo
【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 : 108cm
・Hand guard: 8cm×7cm
・Blade (Toshin): Zinc alloy using the sand casting, Wide body, Havy, Thicker blade,
・Hand guard (Tsuba) : GEMON-ZU (Words to praise the teaching of Buddha), Metal
・Hilt wrapping (Tsukamaki) : Black, Cowhide
・Hilt under braids (Samegawa) : Ray skin, White
・Sheath (Sayanuri) : Kanshitsu nuri (dried lacquer design)
・Collar at the sword hilt (Fuchigashira) : Brass, FUTAEYAMAJI-ZU (Double mountains)
・Ornament of the hilt under braids (Menuki) : Brass, Tora Zu (tiger) ,
・The cord used to tie the sheath to the belt (Sageo) : Pure silk, Black and white
・Country of origin: Japan