The iaito on a sword rack.
The iaito inside its hon chaishime saya.
The iaito next to its saya.
Close-up of the blade.
Close-up of the fine chaishime finish.
Full view of the tsuka.
Close-up of the finely wrought karakusa kashira.
A size chart showing the blade length and related information.
A size chart displaying what tsuka length matches respective blade lengths for iaito.
The iaito on a sword rack.
The iaito inside its hon chaishime saya.
The iaito next to its saya.
Close-up of the blade.
Close-up of the fine chaishime finish.
Full view of the tsuka.
Close-up of the finely wrought karakusa kashira.
A size chart showing the blade length and related information.
A size chart displaying what tsuka length matches respective blade lengths for iaito.

Minosaka Shinto Higo Koshirae Iaito

$915.60

Only craftsmen with at least 15 years experience are asked to make these distinguished blades in Minosaka's catalogue. Reminiscent of the shinto style blades of the early Edo, it features a shallow curvature and a chu-kissaki. Thanks to the craftsmanship of the artisans in Minosaka's Gifu Workshop, these shinto blades are fine examples of art.

It features an extra wide blade that has more weight and resemblance to that of an actual shinken. Recommended for dedicated practitioners who want to move towards training with a shinken.