Junior practitioners need an Iaito which has specific features to ensure they get a sword that is suitable for their developing body and evolution in practice.
The Minosaka Shonen Yo is the perfect starting point for junior and youth practitioners, thanks to its sleek profile, ultra-lightweight performance blade and slim ergonomic Tsuka, perfectly shaped to allow a comfortable grip for smaller hands.
With dragon themed hilt fittings and Tsuru Tsuba, the Shonen-Yo is a truly customised sword aimed at junior and youth practitioners, at an eminently affordable price point.
Average lead time for custom Minosaka Iaito - 12-18 weeks*
Standard Features Include:
Lightweight Blade – Sand cast zinc aluminium alloy with groove, available in 2.00-2.20 Shaku lengths
Ha (Cutting Edge) - Standard (unsharpened)
Tsuka Length – 7.2 sun/22cm
Tsuka Ito (Hilt Binding) - Cotton binding in Hineri Maki wrap style.
Samé – White natural rayskin
Tsuba (Guard) – Tsuru
Fuchi/Kashira - Ryu (black finish Dragon)
Menuki (Hilt Fittings) - Tombo
Habaki & Seppa - Standard Brass
Saya (Scabbard) – Kuroishime (black matt)
Sageo – Cotton
Weight – Approximately 640g (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.