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Next Item Tsuru Iaito (鶴 居合刀 ) Crane 

Tsuru Iaito

NO LONGER AVAILABLE

The Tsuru iaito is made of a special stainless steel that is much more durable than aluminum alloy Iaito. The un-edged blades are crafted in 400 series stainless steel with a simulated hamon and are fully tempered to withstand repeated drawing and practice cutting strokes. Each blade features a bo-hi (groove), which both reduces blade weight and produces an audible feedback when practice cutting strokes are made correctly. The tsuka (handle) has black lacquered same (ray skin) with black silk Ito (wrap). The gloss black say is covered in same from the Koiguchi (mouth) to Kurikata (knob for sageo) and comes with a black silk sageo (saya cord). It has silver Menuki (handle ornaments), Habaki (blade collar), Seppa (spacers).

  • Hanwei Forge Paul Chen Iaito
  • Crane theme Fuchi/Kashira
  • Crane tsuba
  • Silver Menuki
  • Black silk tsuka ito
  • Genuine same (rayskin) inlay
  • Black lacquer saya with same-maki
  • Tempered stainless steel blade
  • Lengths from 26" to 29"
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  • Blade length:  26
  • Handle length:   10 1/2"
  • Overall length:  37 3/4
  • Weight:  1lb 13oz
  • Point of Balance:  4 1/2"
  • Width at Guard:  1.27"
  • Width at Tip:  .8"
  • Thickness at Guard:  .23"
  • Thickness at Tip:  .21"
  • Sori:  3/4"
  • Blade length:  27
  • Handle length:   10 1/2"
  • Overall length:  38 3/4
  • Weight:  1lb 14oz
  • Point of Balance:  4 1/2"
  • Width at Guard:  1.27"
  • Width at Tip:  .80"
  • Thickness at Guard:  .23"
  • Thickness at Tip:  .21"
  • Sori:  3/4"
  • Blade length:  28
  • Handle length:   10 1/2"
  • Overall length:  39 3/4
  • Weight:  1lb 14oz
  • Point of Balance:  4 1/2"
  • Width at Guard:  1.27"
  • Width at Tip:  .80"
  • Thickness at Guard:  .23"
  • Thickness at Tip:  .21"
  • Sori:  3/4"
  • Blade length:  29
  • Handle length:   10 1/2"
  • Overall length:  40 3/4
  • Weight:  1lb 15oz
  • Point of Balance:  4 1/2"
  • Width at Guard:  1.27"
  • Width at Tip:  .80"
  • Thickness at Guard:  .23"
  • Thickness at Tip:  .21"
  • Sori:  3/4"

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We do not sell weapons to anyone under the age 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 sold on this site. It is the purchasers responsibility to comply to local, state and federal laws and/or statutes. Purchase of merchandise implies agreement and compliance to the above.

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