Built in the style of the renowned swordsmith Dotanuki Masakuni, known for creating the strongest, most durable swords which would endure the toughest battlefield conditions, the Dotanuki Koshirae clearly channels the spirit of utility over aesthetics.
These extra strong, extra heavy pieces pair deeply furrowed blackened Guribori hilt fittings, with a wide chunky blade for the ultimate heavy weight Iaito.
Available with three blade styles, classic, Unokubi (lower groove only) and Daikissaki (long tip section). The Dotanuki model also features a matching Guribori Kurigata (Saya boss) which can be combined with the whole range of specialist Saya lacquer options on offer.
The Dotanuki Koshirae is not for everyone, but if you are looking for a heavyweight sword that will last a lifetime of serious practice, it absolutely fits the bill.
Average lead time for custom Minosaka Iaito - 12-18 weeks*
Standard Features Include:
Special Iaito Blade – Heavy weight sand cast zinc aluminium alloy blade in 2.20-2.60 Shaku lengths.
Ha (Cutting Edge) - Standard (unsharpened)
Tsuka Ito (Hilt Binding) – Cotton (upgrade options available)
Tsuba (Guard) – All options available
Fuchi/Kashira - Guribori
Menuki (Hilt Fittings) – All options available
Habaki & Seppa - Standard Brass (upgrade options available)
Saya (Scabbard) – Kuroro (upgrade options available)
Sageo – Cotton (upgrade options available)
Weight – 1200g approximately (dependent on blade length)
*PLEASE NOTE - These swords are made to order and take 12-18 weeks on average to supply from the time of order and confirmation.