Iai practice sword "Honda Tadakatsu by Nakatsuka Masamune" 居合刀 本多忠勝 中務正宗


Sale price¥124,000 JPY


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 descended from “Msamune”. The origin of the name “Masamune” is from the sword smith of 12th century, Goronyudo Masamune. He established the main stream of Japanese swords “Masamune”. His swords ware 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, 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 Edo period to show his honor.

This sword should be used not only for Iai practice, but also for decoration in your living.

If you are interested in, we have wood stands which are sold separately, so please check them too.

【What is Japanese swords?】

【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
・Blade: 76cm
・Hand guard: 7.5cm×7.3cm
・Weight: 1500g

・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





刀身 : 砂型鋳造 、厚口刀身
鍔 : 鉄製、団龍図透鐔
柄巻 : 純綿、鶯(うぐいす)
鮫皮 : 暗朱鮫
縁頭 :真鍮製、平波肥後図
目貫 : 合金製、蓮鯉図
鞘塗 : 黒呂塗
下緒 : 綿、鴬


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