If you are a beginner looking for a good quality Iaito in a reasonable price range, this Jidai Koshirae is a good choice. It features decent quality fittings and is made by hand in Minosaka's Gifu workshop. The blade is made of a light-weight, reinforced zinc/aluminum alloy.
Please note that this is not a suitable shoto for kendo kata, the blades are made from a lightweight zinc/aluminium alloy that are not suitable for contact kata.
*Iaito are made with an aluminum zinc alloy blade and cannot be sharpened.