Miike Tenta was a renown swordsmith in Chikugo prefecture in the late Heian era and is better known as Mitsuyo. The characteristics of his sword is the wider blade and the dynamic appearance. Often the image of Tenta's sword is considered talismanic and one of the Maeda's heirloom is the big Tenta's work, known as O-Tenta. This special edition of Miike Tanta Koshirae features the Yagyu clan's original theme as Yagyu Nikaigasa and the reversed Menuki positioning. The silver-plated brass fitting ornaments are rather simple yet classic. The black-lacquered rattan on the black matte Inro Kizami Saya adds the extra dignified look. Features A sand-casted, reinforced zinc/aluminum alloy blade with reproduction of Miike Tanta's Hamon Approximately 850 gram without the Saya(for 2.45 Shaku) Black cotton Tsuka Ikkanmaki with part Hinerimaki wrapping over stingray skin SIlver-plated brass Menuki with Yagyu Nikaigasa(double hats) theme at reversed position(Gyakumenuki) Silver-plated brass Fuchigane Silver-plated brass Tsukagashira Silver-plated brass Koiguchi with Tsuchimeji theme Silver-plated brass O-jiri with Tsuchimeji theme Blackened iron Tsuba with Yagyu Nikaigasa(double hats) theme Black matte Inro Kizami finished Saya with part black-lacquered rattan wrapping Handmade in Japan.
*Iaito are made with an aluminum zinc alloy blade and cannot be sharpened.