Featuring the classic Higo Kashira shape, the blackened Shinto Higo Koshirae fittings, are intricately inscribed with an archetypal Japanese arabesque pattern. This auspicious Karakusa pattern is associated with longevity and prosperity, with the depiction of an unbroken vine growing in every direction without limit.
The flowing Karakusa pattern can also be found on the elegant Kojiri, the Saya end pommel which beautifully finishes the Saya finish of your choice.
Part of the standard/heavy weight Minosaka range, the Shinto Higo Koshirae features upgraded silk Ito and Sageo as part of its standard specification. Silk is favoured for both its looks and performance and elevates the Shinto Higo Koshirae to an upper tier of quality even before any of the extensive customisation options are factored in.
Average lead time for custom Minosaka Iaito - 10-12 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) – Silk
Tsuba (Guard) – All options available
Fuchi/Kashira - Higo Ishime
Menuki (Hilt Fittings) – All options available.
Habaki & Seppa - Standard Brass (upgrade options available).
Saya (Scabbard) – Hon Chaishime (upgrade options available)
Sageo – Silk
Weight – 1000g approximately (dependent on blade length).
*PLEASE NOTE - These swords are made to order and take 10-12 weeks on average to supply from the time of order and confirmation.