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The All Japan DOTANUKI KOSHIRAE is produced to match the swords made by the Dotanuki school of sword smiths, favored by famous Edo Daimyou - Kato Kiyomasa.
Kato Kiyomasa was the master of Kumamoto Castle, and was famed, and feared, for both his skill and brutality in battle. He favored the heavy Dotanuki style swords, as it was said they could cleave an enemy in two with a single stroke.
Both Kato Kiyomasa, and the Dotanuki style are important aspects of Japanese Samurai culture, that specifically relate to Kumamoto prefecture, the home of All Japan Budogu, and we are proud to be able to offer this beautiful representation of local Kumamoto culture.
Makes for a beautiful display piece, as well as a dignified practice sword.
Made using a lightweight Zinc/Aluminium Alloy blade, this sword is compliant with Japanese laws relating to imitation swords. Steel swords, with the exception of genuine Japanese made, registered Shinken, are not allowed to be brought to Japan for training purposes. As this sword is made using modern Zinc/Aluminium alloy, it is NOT affected by this restriction and can be brought to and from Japan freely.
Made to order - Usually ships in 3-4 weeks.
|Recommended Tsuka and Blade Lengths|
|Your Height||Blade Length||Tsuka Length|
|150 cm||2.20 Shaku||66.6 cm||7.5 Sun||22.7 cm|
|155 cm||2.25 Shaku||68.2 cm||7.5 Sun||22.7 cm|
|160 cm||2.30 Shaku||69.6 cm||8 Sun||24.2 cm|
|165 cm||2.35 Shaku||71.2 cm||8.5 Sun||25.8 cm|
|170 cm||2.40 Shaku||72.7 cm||8.5 Sun||25.8 cm|
|175 cm||2.45 Shaku||74.2 cm||8.5 Sun||25.8 cm|
|180 cm||2.50 Shaku||75.7 cm||9 Sun||27.3 cm|
|185cm+||2.55 Shaku||77.3 cm||9 Sun||27.3 cm|
|Please be advised that this chart is for guidance only. Please consult your instructor for further advice.|
Posted by Javen Owens from Las Cruces, NM United States on Mar 18th 2014
This is a great iaito. Well put together and great attention to detail. The balance and weight is just right. If you want to build up your strength this is the iaito for you! The pictures on website don't do it justice.