Typified by its distinctive Hiramaki Tsukamaki style and its large rounded Kojiri (end pommel), the Toppei Koshirae is a famous style of sword which came into being towards the end of the Edo period, at the demise of the Tokugawa Shogunate.
Designed specifically to combine the Japanese sword with Western military training methods, the emphasis on practicality, toughness and simplicity for these swords is reflected in outstanding performance and unique styling.
Options to choose and upgrade Ito colours and materials, Saya colours and finishes, Hamon, blade length and Menuki, mean that you can create a fully customised sword around this classic theme.
Average lead time for custom Minosaka Iaito - 12-18 weeks*
Standard Features Include:
Lightweight Blade – Sand cast zinc aluminium alloy with groove, available in 2.20-2.55 lengths.
Ha (Cutting Edge) - Standard (unsharpened).
Tsuka Ito (Hilt Binding) – Cotton (upgrade options available) with Hiramaki wrap.
Tsuba (Guard) – All options available
Fuchi/Kashira - Toppei / Higo Nawa
Menuki (Hilt Fittings) – All options available.
Habaki & Seppa - Standard Brass (upgrade options available).
Saya (Scabbard) – Chaishime (upgrade options available) with iron Kojiri (end pommel)
Sageo – Silk
Weight – 820g 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.