Meijin Iaito (名人居合刀) - Master
NO LONGER AVAILABLE (FOR REFERENCE ONLY)
The Meijin katana is classified by CAS/Hanwei as an iaito. While not designed for
sword-on-sword contact or actual test cutting, we do not consider this to be a
practice sword. The blade is forged-folded T10 high-carbon steel with grooves (bo-hi)
on both sides of the blade, which allows for a lighter blade and audible
feedback when swung. The blade is differentially tempered using a traditional
claying method and has a beautiful grain pattern (hada) with visible layers. The
tsuka is wrapped in genuine ray skin (same) and the tsuka-ito is premium black
Japanese cotton. The black iron square tsuba, fuchi, & kashira are done in a
"Turbulent Ocean" motif. The habaki is a one-piece brass construction. The saya
is done in a beautiful black matte striped finish going the whole length of the
scabbard and the sageo is black cotton. The Meijin Iaito represents the pinnacle
of production quality for Iaito swords.
- Hanwei Forge Paul Chen Iaito
- Brass turbulent ocean theme Fuchi/Kashira
- Turbulent ocean theme iron tsuba
- Silver Menuki
- Black cotton tsuka ito
- Genuine same (rayskin) inlay
- Black lacquer saya
- Differentially tempered forged folded hi-carbon steel blade
- Blade length: 28"
- Handle length: 10 1/2"
- Overall length: 39 1/2"
- Weight: 2lb
- Point of Balance: 5"
- Width at Guard: 1.22"
- Width at Tip: .80"
- Thickness at Guard: .26"
- Thickness at Tip: .19"
- Sori: 3/4"
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of 18 without permission and consent of a parent or legal guardian. These are
real weapons and not toys. They are very sharp and should always be treated with
care. Be careful to never put yourself or
anyone else in danger. Nihonzashi LLC, its employees, and associated companies are not responsible for any injury, damage or loss incurred by use or miss-use of any merchandise
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and federal laws and/or statutes. Purchase of merchandise implies agreement and
compliance to the above.
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