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'All Japan' - DOTANUKI KOSHIRAE - Deluxe Heavy Iaito

$745.00

Product Description

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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.


 

Important : All Japan Budogu's Iaito and Japanese swords are designed for non-contact, solo practice only. Please do not use them for cutting or paired exercises. Doing so may both damage the blade and/or cause serious injury. THIS SWORD CANNOT BE SHARPENED. All Japan Budogu accepts NO RESPONSIBILITY for any damage and/or injuries caused through misuse of this product.

Please be advised that ownership of Japanese swords is restricted by the governments of some countries and/or regions. Please be sure that your purchase complies with the laws of the delivery destination, and that you have relevant permission to own and/or import an Iaito BEFORE placing your order. Any swords returned to us due to failure to comply with local regulations, laws or for otherwise similar reasons will be refunded MINUS all imposed shipping costs, plus a restocking fee of 60% of the Iaito's total purchase price.

 

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.
         

 

 

Product Reviews

  1. Great Iaito for the money 5 Star Review

    Posted by 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.

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