The Hon Koshirae is the entry level Iaito model in Minosaka’s standard/heavy weight range. The hilt fittings of this piece are in the distinctive Guribori style, a technique originating in the Edo period, where layers of metal are fused, and then dramatic arabesque patterns are carved out, revealing the complex internal structure.
As these Fuchi Kashira are cast, rather than layered, this style is emulated by a blackening technique, creating a deep contrast between the polished silver surface and the dark spiralling baroque pattern.
Available in lengths of up to 2.70 Shaku, the Hon Koshirae is the perfect canvas for those looking for a heavier style of Iaito you can put your own stamp on.
Average lead time for custom Minosaka Iaito - 12-18 weeks*
Standard Features Include:
Standard Weight Blade – Sand cast zinc aluminium alloy with groove, available in 2.20-2.70 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 – 1000g 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.