Bearing a legendary name in the history of Japanese sword arts, the Yagyu Koshirae take its influence from the famous Yagyu Shinkage Ryu school of swordsmanship, established in the 16th century.
The blacked steel hilt fittings, feature a mist motif evoking an image of the shadows (Kage) and following the theme of a historic sword associated with the Yagyu Shinkage lineage. The sword also features a reversed Menuki position as standard, an idiosyncrasy of the Yagyu Shinkage Ryu school not often seen outside of the tradition.
The Yagyu Koshirae’s outstanding Inro Saya, traditionally wrapped with rattan and covered with classic black high gloss lacquer, creates an elegant yet striking finish to a first-class Iaito.
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)
Tsuba (Guard) – All options available
Fuchi/Kashira - Yagyu Kasumi (Mist)
Menuki (Hilt Fittings) – All options available – Reversed position as standard
Habaki & Seppa - Standard Brass (upgrade options available)
Saya (Scabbard) – Inro (Black gloss furrowed)
Sageo – Cotton (upgrade options available)
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.