The Satsuma Koshirae is one of the only Iaito made in Japan which is available in such extreme length options, from 2.80 to 3.00 Shaku!
Customisation options are available, but more limited due to the nature of this model, normal size fittings just won’t fit these gargantuan swords. The 1.1 Shaku Tsuka features extra large hilt fittings with a Kumo (cloud) theme, a motif associated as the home of the gods, spirits and dragons. This Tsuka also features a black lacquered leather insert in place of the more typical Same (rayskin).
Housing a double grooved blade to reduce overall weight, the individually crafted Saya feature a special black Tate Nuri finish, a special kind of Ishime (matt) lacquer. This model also features a special square Tsuba with light file mark design which is unique to this specialist model.
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 2.80-3.00 Shaku lengths, with double Hi (groove).
Tsuka Ito (Hilt Binding) – Cotton (upgrade options available)
Tsuba (Guard) – Satsuma
Fuchi/Kashira: Satsuma Koshirae
Menuki (Hilt Fittings) – All options available.
Habaki & Seppa - Standard Brass (upgrade options available)
Saya (Scabbard) – Kuro Tataki Nuri
Sageo – Cotton (upgrade options available)
Weight – 1500g approximately (dependant 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.