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28" Blade Iaito

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Cheness Deluxe Carbon Steel Iaito - 28" Blade

(Ref: C125)

This is our delux varient of the 1045 Carbon steel iaito!! Difference between our standard (type 8) and the delux version is mainly in the tsuka and tsuba. It is constructed in exactly the same way a carbon steel katana is, only blunted on the cutting edge. Hand forged, hand polished, full length nakago (tang), double mekugi (retaining pin). Perfect for those that want to practice kata using an iaito with the weight of a katana.

Blade geometry, bo-hi, and even the etched hamon resemble a standard katana. Fittings are simple and standard blackened steel. Tsuba is an elegant and very durable Shura tsuba. This version also uses black colored same skin and a new upgraded brown ito that has less stretch and a better feeling wrap. A basic sword with the standard weight, dimensions, strength, construction of a carbon steel katana and perfect for iai practices. Can also be used for stage and film purposes.

Key Features
* Designed specifically for practice
* 1045 carbon steel, hand polished blade
* Constructed the same as a standard katana, blunted on the cutting edge.

Attributes
* This Iaito is unsharpened
* This Iaito is fully functional
* This Iaito is hand-forged.
* This Iaito has a tameshigiri polish

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 107.95cm 42½"
Blade Length 71.12cm 28"
Grip Length 27.94cm 11"
Weight 1.05Kg 2lb 5oz

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OUR PRICE: 221.99 / 255.29 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Cheness Lightweight Iaito - 28" Blade

(Ref: C122)

This new iaito is designed to be very lightweight, so as to allow for extended periods of kata training without straining your arms. It captures the benefit of a zinc aluminum iaito blade, but does not have the drawback of zinc aluminum blades (which is extreme brittleness). The new textured finish of the saya also makes the scratches, scuffs, and dents to the saya (typically sustained during practice sessions) less apparent.

Most iaido practice sessions lasts around 2 hours. Though practice with a standard carbon steel iaito allows you to become familar with the weight of a standard cutting sword, to practice katas this long using a steel sword would be difficult for most people. Hence, the need for a lightweight iaito. Because of the new geometry, new hardwares are required. In addition to the new tsuba, this sword also uses a custom sized habaki to accomodate the narrower blade.

Key Features
* Designed specifically for long practise sessions
* Tempered stainless steel, mirror polish blade
* Textured Saya to aid prolonged use

Attributes
* This Iaito is unsharpened
* This Iaito is fully functional
* This Iaito is hand-forged.
* This Iaito has a mirror polish

Measurements / Specifications

Specification Metric Imperial
Overall 107.95cm 42½"
Blade Length 71.12cm 28"
Grip Length 27.94cm 11"
Weight 0.9Kg 2lb 0oz

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OUR PRICE: 229.99 / 264.49 (Including VAT at 20%)

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Hanwei Practical Iaito - 28" Blade

(Ref: SH6000IGE)

Our Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts community. Now with the blade geometries and profiles of the performance series and the affordability of our Practical fittings, competition-standard cutting is within the reach of the tightest budget - Iaito: Frequent Drawing Practice These unedged training blades provide for safe drawing for the beginning practitioner of the 450 year old art of Iaido. Forged from stainless steel the tempered blades are not only maintenance-free but more importantly provide the correct weight and balance needed for the rigors of repetitive drawing and sword motion practice. Each blade has a deeply cut groove (bo-hi) to provide audible feedback when swung properly.

Key Features

  • Designed for drawing practice
  • Perfectly Balanced
  • Stainless Steel blades

Attributes

  • This iaito is blunt.
  • This iaito is fully functional.
HW6000IGE Metric Imperial
Overall 100.3cm 39½"
Blade 71.1cm 28"
Grip 26.7cm 10½"
Weight 1.090Kg 1lb 15oz

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OUR PRICE: 241.00 / 277.15 (Including VAT at 20%)

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