Byakko - Musashi Koshirae - Keiryo Iaito
The Byakko Musashi Koshirae, named after the distinctive namako sukashi tsuba design attributed to the legendary swordsman, also features simple fuchi and kashira. The sand-cast, a bubble-free zinc/aluminum alloy blade is available up to 2.45 shaku in length.
*Iaito are made with an aluminum zinc alloy blade and cannot be sharpened.
I needed a back up for my customized iaito so I purchased this one right when I saw it went on sale. At year end promotion, the price was quite unbeatable (US$360) and shipping was very fast, as expected from Tozando.
This model cannot compare with higher models (which are more expensive) but still has an elegant minimalist appearence. The blade is well balanced, so I even used it as a suburito from time to time.
I wish there were more options, length in particular, but that's me only.