Iai practice sword "Uesugi Kenshin Himetsuru Ichimonji" 居合刀 上杉謙信 姫鶴一文字


Sale price¥120,000 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 called “Himetsuru Ichimonji Aikuchi Uchigatana Koshirae” and made by the school of Fukuoka Ichimonji in Okayama Prefecture. The origin of this name is by the dream of a swordsmith of Fukuoka Ichimonji.
One night, a sword smith had a dream that one princess appeared and she pointed one sword and said “Tsuru (crane)”, and asked him to help her. So, this swordsmith named this sword as “Himetsuru Ichimonji” (Hime=princess, Tsuru = crane, Ichimonji = his sword school name). The blade has deep beautiful curve and it seems like the neck of crane too.
One of the famous Sengoku Samurai(16th century) loved this “Himetsuru Ichimonji”, but his style of sword using technique was suitable for a sword without handguard (Tsuba), “Aikuchi”. Originally, this sword was the style of ancient style of Tachi, but it becomes more practical for buttle field as “Uchigatana Koshirae”.

The curve and long hilt are so unique design that Uesugi Kenshin loved.

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 : 106cm
・Blade: 76cm
・Hand guard: None
・Weight: about 1450g

・Blade (Toshin): Zinc alloy using the sand casting,
・Hilt wrapping (Tsukamaki) : Lining of cowhide, Greenish brown
・Hilt under braids (Samegawa) : Ray skin, Black
・Sheath (Sayanuri) : Kuroro Nuri (Japanese traditional lacquered with shine)
・Collar at the sword hilt (Fuchigashira) : Metal, Water-buffalo horn
・Ornament of the hilt under braids (Menuki) : Alloy, Sukashi Ryu Zu (Dragon)
・The cord used to tie the sheath to the belt (Sageo) : Silk, light brown and green.

・Country of origin: Japan





刀身 : 砂型鋳造
鍔 : 鉄製、団龍図透鐔
鮫皮 : 黒鮫
縁頭 : 鉄地無地、水牛角
目貫 : 合金製、透かし龍図
鞘塗 : 黒呂塗
下緒 : 正絹、鴬、


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