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Custom-made Minosaka Iaito

Custom-made Minosaka Series  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. We offer two series, "classic" and "deluxe". The classic series has basic options, including cotton Tsukaito/Sageo, copper Habaki, as well as classic and superior Seppa. The deluxe models are proposed with silk tsukaito/sageo, gold- or silver-plated Habaki and Seppa, and various other options.

All our Iaito blades are made of high quality bubble-free aluminium/zinc alloy, like all Iaito made in Japan. The blade cannot be sharpened. The processing time is three to four 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.

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  • Iaito Minosaka Junior (short)
    • Iaito Minosaka Junior (short)
    • Iaito Minosaka Junior (short)
    • Iaito Minosaka Junior (short)

    Iaito Minosaka Junior (short)

    ¥28,500

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.00 to 2.20 shaku
    Light weight
    Koshirae Style: Ryu (Dragon)
    Tsukaito & Sageo: Synthetic fiber
    Hakabi & Seppa : Copper
    Made to order: ~4 weeks
  • Iaito Minosaka Tokusei
    • Iaito Minosaka Tokusei
    • Iaito Minosaka Tokusei
    • Iaito Minosaka Tokusei

    Iaito Minosaka Tokusei

    ¥32,500 ~ ¥37,500

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style: Ryu (Dragon)
    Tsukaito & Sageo: Synthetic fiber
    Hakabi & Seppa : Copper
    Made to order: ~4 weeks
  • Iaito Minosaka Jidai Koshirae Classic
    • Iaito Minosaka Jidai Koshirae Classic
    • Iaito Minosaka Jidai Koshirae Classic
    • Iaito Minosaka Jidai Koshirae Classic

    Iaito Minosaka Jidai Koshirae Classic

    ¥42,000 ~ ¥66,000

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.55 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style: Sakura (cherry blossom)
    Tsukaito & Sageo: Cotton
    Hakabi & Seppa : Copper
    Made to order: ~5 weeks
  • Iaito Minosaka Jidai Koshirae Deluxe
    • Iaito Minosaka Jidai Koshirae Deluxe
    • Iaito Minosaka Jidai Koshirae Deluxe
    • Iaito Minosaka Jidai Koshirae Deluxe

    Iaito Minosaka Jidai Koshirae Deluxe

    ¥55,000 ~ ¥102,000

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.55 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style: Sakura (cherry blossom)
    Tsukaito & Sageo: Japanese Silk
    Hakabi & Seppa : Gold or Silver plate
    Made to order: ~6 weeks
  • Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae Classic
    • Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae Classic
    • Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae Classic
    • Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae Classic

    Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae Classic

    ¥54,500 ~ ¥78,500

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.55 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style: Higo (rounded)
    Tsukaito & Sageo: Cotton
    Hakabi & Seppa : Copper
    Made to order: ~5 weeks
  • Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae Deluxe
    • Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae Deluxe
    • Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae Deluxe
    • Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae Deluxe

    Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae Deluxe

    ¥67,500 ~ ¥114,500

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.55 shaku
    Standard weight
    Koshirae Style: Higo (rounded)
    Tsukaito & Sageo: Japanese Silk
    Hakabi & Seppa : Gold or Silver plate
    Made to order: ~6 weeks
  • Iaito Minosaka Hon Koshirae Classic [Heavy Weight]
    • Iaito Minosaka Hon Koshirae Classic [Heavy Weight]
    • Iaito Minosaka Hon Koshirae Classic [Heavy Weight]
    • Iaito Minosaka Hon Koshirae Classic [Heavy Weight]

    Iaito Minosaka Hon Koshirae Classic [Heavy Weight]

    ¥76,000 ~ ¥100,000

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.50 shaku
    Heavy weight
    Koshirae Style: Hon Jidai
    Tsukaito & Sageo: Cotton
    Hakabi & Seppa : Copper
    Made to order: ~5 weeks
  • Iaito Minosaka Hon Koshirae Deluxe [Heavy Weight]
    • Iaito Minosaka Hon Koshirae Deluxe [Heavy Weight]
    • Iaito Minosaka Hon Koshirae Deluxe [Heavy Weight]
    • Iaito Minosaka Hon Koshirae Deluxe [Heavy Weight]

    Iaito Minosaka Hon Koshirae Deluxe [Heavy Weight]

    ¥89,000 ~ ¥139,000

    Made in Japan
    Available from 2.20 to 2.50 shaku
    Heavy weight
    Koshirae Style: Hon Jidai
    Tsukaito & Sageo: Japanese Silk
    Hakabi & Seppa : Gold or Silver plate
    Made to order: ~6 weeks
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