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 the school of “Bizen Osafune”, famous sword smith school from Okayama prefecture which as a strong brand power. They made a big success for the first mass production of Japanese sword in 16th century, and they exported them to China at that time and gained a lot of profits.
They of course keep their good quality so, the school; of Bizen Osafune became like a big sword company in 16th century. However, their workplace sank because of the flood and Tsunami.
The hamon pattern shows delicate double wave and you will find the wave even on the boushi (curve to tip of blade).
This sword should be used not only for Iai practice, but also for decoration in your living.
We sell wood stand separately too.
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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 : 105cm
・Hand guard: 7.5cm×7cm
・Weight: about 1500g
・Blade (Toshin): Zinc alloy using the sand casting,
・Hilt wrapping (Tsukamaki) : Cotton, Black
・Hilt under braids (Samegawa) : Ray skin, Black
・Sheath (Sayanuri) : KURO RONURI(Japanese traditional lacquered with shine)
・Collar at the sword hilt (Fuchigashira) : Copper, Musha Zu (warrior)
・Ornament of the hilt under braids (Menuki) : Alloy, Sode to Naginata Zu (Sleeve of armor and long -handled swor)
・The cord used to tie the sheath to the belt (Sageo) : Cotton, Black
・Country of origin: Japan