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Custom-made Minosaka Iaito

Average rating: 4.9/5 - 221 customer reviews

About Minosaka Iaito

Minosaka is a small workshop located in the Gifu prefecture, the birthplace of the Katana (Shinken). Despite its small size, Minosaka is one of the most important Iaito workshops in Japan. Our team has been proposing Minosaka Iaito for several years and our customers reckon that this is the best quality available in Japan. All fittings are fully handmade in Japan by craftsmen also producing fittings for real Shinken (learn more about Minosaka and Iaito manufacture on our blog).

Please find herein our selection of highly customizable models. Tsuba, Menuki, Tsukaito, and Hamon selections can yield thousands of possible permutations for a totally custom Iaito. 

The processing time is around six to twelve weeks depending on the options chosen. For models in stock, see "In Stock Iaito" page. You will find many maintenance accessories and additional Sageo on the "Weapon Accessories" page and you will also find a spare saya product if you need a spare with your Iaito or a replacement.

All our Iaito blades are made of high quality bubble-free aluminium/zinc alloy, alike all made in Japan Iaito. The blade cannot be sharpened

Reportage at the Minosaka Workshop

Iaito Manufature Reprotage - At the Minosaka Workshop

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  • Iaito Minosaka Junior (short)

    ¥40,400

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.00 to 2.20 shaku
    Light weight
    Koshirae Style: Ryu (Dragon)
    Tsukaito & Sageo: Synthetic fiber
    Hakabi & Seppa : Copper
    Very limited customization
    Made to order: ~6 weeks

    5/5 - 3 customer reviews
  • Iaito Minosaka Tokusei

    ¥54,500 ~ ¥60,300

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style: Ryu (Dragon)
    Tsukaito & Sageo: Synthetic fiber
    Hakabi & Seppa : Brass
    Very limited customization
    Made to order: ~6 weeks

    5/5 - 9 customer reviews
  • Iaito Minosaka Jidai Koshirae

    ¥64,800~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.55 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Ishime (stony/grainy pattern)
    All custom options available
    Best
    seller
    Made to order: ~7 weeks

    5/5 - 76 customer reviews
  • Iaito Minosaka Higo Zogan Koshirae

    ¥89,200~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.55 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Higo Icho Zogan (Ginkgo & silver inlay)
    All custom options available
    Made to order: ~7 weeks

    5/5 - 4 customer reviews
  • Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae

    ¥76,500~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.55 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Higo (arabesque patterns
    All custom options available
    Best
    seller
    Made to order: ~7 weeks

    4.9/5 - 73 customer reviews
  • Iaito Minosaka Yagyu Koshirae

    ¥103,500~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.55 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Yagyu Kasumi (Mist)
    All custom options available
    Made to order: ~7 weeks

    5/5 - 2 customer reviews
  • Iaito Minosaka Musashi Koshirae

    ¥88,200~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.55 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Musashi (Replica of one of Musashi's sword)
    All custom options available
    Free silk Sageo option
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    4.9/5 - 21 customer reviews
  • Iaito Minosaka Toppei Koshirae

    ¥116,100~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.55 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Toppei / Higo Nawa (Higo & cord with a religious symbolism)
    All custom options available
    Mandatory Hiramaki Tsukamaki
    Free silk Sageo option
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    5/5 - 1 customer review
  • Iaito Minosaka Tensho Koshirae

    ¥94,500~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.55 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Tensho (Buffalo Horn Kashira)
    All custom options available
    Free silk Sageo & Tsukaito option
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    5/5 - 8 customer reviews
  • Iaito Minosaka Tensho Koshirae Akechi Mitsuhide

    ¥193,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.55 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Tensho (Buffalo Horn Kashira)
    Special Feature: Akechi style with Shinken Makisame & Genuine Urushi lacquer
    All custom options available
    Free silk Sageo & Tsukaito option
    Made to order: ~14 weeks

    5/5 - 1 customer review
  • Iaito Minosaka Hon Koshirae [Heavy Weight]

    ¥95,900~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.70 shaku
    Heavy weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Guribori (Traditional Tendril motives)
    All custom options available
    Made to order: ~7 weeks

    4.8/5 - 8 customer reviews
  • Iaito Minosaka Shinto Higo Koshirae [Heavy Weight]

    ¥122,900~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.70 shaku
    Heavy weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Higo Ishime (stony/grainy pattern)
    All custom options available
    Free silk Sageo & Tsukaito option
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    4.8/5 - 4 customer reviews
  • Iaito Minosaka Koto Koshirae [Heavy Weight]

    ¥111,200~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.70 shaku
    Heavy weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Higo Yukibana (Higo shape, Silver snowflakes)
    All custom options available
    Free silk Sageo option
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    5/5 - 4 customer reviews
  • Iaito Minosaka Dotanuki [Super Heavy Weight]

    ¥109,500~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Super heavy weight
    Koshirae Style: Guribori (Traditional Tendril motives)
    3 special blade types available
    All custom options available
    Made to order: ~10 weeks

    5/5 - 1 customer review
  • Iaito Minosaka Satsuma Koshirae

    ¥286,800~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.80 to 3 shaku
    Super Heavy Weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Satsuma Koshirae
    Shinken style Koshirae (custom made pieces). Most custom options available
    Made to order: ~12 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Tanto Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae - Custom Made

    ¥61,700~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan
    Blade Length: 32.5 cm | Tsuba length: 12.5 cm
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style (Fuchi/Kashira): Higo (arabesque patterns with gold inlay)
    Most custom options available
    Best
    seller
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Spare Saya for Minosaka Iaito

    ¥20,700 ~ ¥27,500

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - For All Minosaka Models
    Fully Custom Made
    17 Lacquers available
    2 Kojiri options
    Kurikata position in option
    Optional Sageo Option
    Made to order: ~7 weeks

    4.8/5 - 6 customer reviews
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