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Jisei Series Iaito

About the Jisei Workshop & their Iaito production

Jisei is a traditional workshop, that started about 50 years ago, situated in the region of Gifu, the cradle of the most famous Japanese sword. Each weapon is made to order within about 6 to 8 weeks. Although the mechanical qualities of the Jisei Iaito are similar to that of the Minosaka Iaito, the Jisei Iaito feature a different "aura", meaning more modern finishes. The Jisei catalogue includes also lightweight Iaito for training based on precision, for women or for practice with two swords. All Iaito blades are made of high quality bubble-free aluminium/zinc alloy, alike all made in Japan Iaito. The blade cannot be sharpened.

To help you chose the best Iaito for you, here is a recapitulative table based on the Japanese Iaido federation recommendations (for blade length) and the workshop (for the Tsuka length and weight). Note that the weight is taken without the Saya and is an average weight and may slightly vary depending on the selected options.

Iaito Size & Weight Comparative Table
Height
(men/women)
Recommended
Blade length
Recommended
Tsuka length
Lightweight
Weight
Standard
Weight
Heavyweight
Weight
150 cm / 155 cm 2.20 Shaku (66.6 cm) 7.5 ~ 8 Sun (22.7 ~ 24.3 cm) ~700 g ~780 g ~900 g
155 cm / 160 cm 2.25 Shaku (68.2 cm) 7.5 ~ 8 Sun (22.7 ~ 24.3 cm) ~710 g ~790 g ~915 g
160 cm / 165 cm 2.30 Shaku (69.6 cm) 8 ~ 8.5 Sun (24.3 ~ 25.6 cm) ~720 g ~800 g ~930 g
165 cm / 170 cm 2.35 Shaku (71.2 cm) 8 ~ 8.5 Sun (24.3 ~ 25.6 cm) ~730 g ~810 g ~945 g
170 cm / 175 cm 2.40 Shaku (72.7 cm) 8.5 ~ 9 Sun (25.6 ~ 27.3 cm) ~740 g ~820 g ~960 g
175 cm / 180 cm 2.45 Shaku (74.2 cm) 8.5 ~ 9 Sun (25.6 ~ 27.3 cm) ~750 g ~830 g ~975 g
180 cm / 185 cm 2.50 Shaku (75.8 cm) 9 ~ 9.5 Sun (27.3 ~ 28.8 cm) NA NA ~990 g
185 cm / 190 cm 2.55 Shaku (77.3 cm) 9 ~ 9.5 Sun (27.3 ~ 28.8 cm) NA NA ~1010 g
190 cm / 195 cm 2.60 Shaku (78.8 cm) 9.5 ~ 10 Sun (28.8 ~ 30.3 cm) NA NA ~1030 g
195 cm+ 2.70 Shaku (81.8 cm) 9.5 ~ 10 Sun (28.8 ~ 30.3 cm) NA NA ~1050 g
Similarly to Shinken, Iaito production involves a dozen of craftsmen. The manufacturing process goes more than a dozen different steps, and to limit the production time (which is already about two months), Jisei's craftsmen start working on your order 12 to 24 hours after its confirmation. Because all pieces are fully made to order and involve a significant amount of work, the credit card payment is charged at the time of the order and all orders are final, non modifiable and non cancelable. Although each customization is very detailed on each product page, we recommend reading our detailed "How to Choose your Iaito" guide and to take the time to make sure of each option prior to placing an order for a custom-made Iaito. Our team is here to answer all your questions via our contact form.

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  • Iaito Full Custom [Standard Weight]

    ¥69,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Standard weight
    Full Custom Koshirae
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    28 different options
    And over 300 Kanagu pieces to choose from
    To create your own personal Iaito
    NEW
    Best
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    Made to order: ~8 weeks

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  • Iaito Full Custom [Light Weight]

    ¥69,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Light Weight
    Full Custom Koshirae
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    28 different options
    And over 300 Kanagu pieces to choose from
    To create your own personal Iaito
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

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  • Iaito Full Custom [Heavy Weight]

    ¥76,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Heavy weight
    Full Custom Koshirae
    Available from 2.20 to 2.70 shaku
    28 different options
    And over 300 Kanagu pieces to choose from
    To create your own personal Iaito
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

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  • Jisei Iaito Spare Saya

    ¥18,000 ~ ¥19,500

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - For All Jisei Models
    Fully Custom Made
    17 Lacquers & Various Maki/Kizami
    Kojiri options
    Kurikata & Koiguchi Reinforcement options
    Optional Sageo Option
    NEW
    Made to order: ~3 weeks

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  • Iaito Jisei Higo Koshirae [Standard Weight]

    ¥53,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Standard weight
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Higo (Rounded kashira)
    Tsuba: Hanzo (Famous Samurai)
    Menuki: Sode to Naginata (Yoroi & Naginata)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Niju Yamaji (Two mountain paths)
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    Made to order: ~8 weeks

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  • Iaito Jisei Mizutori Koshirae [Standard Weight]

    ¥53,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Standard weight
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Mizutori (Waterfowls Birds)
    Tsuba: Umebachi Sukashi (Plum flowers)
    Menuki: Tori (Wild birds)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Mizutori (Waterfowls Birds)
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

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  • Iaito Jisei Tessen Karakusa Koshirae [Standard Weight]

    ¥53,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Standard weight
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Tessen Karakusa (Clematis Flower)
    Tsuba: Tomoe Umebachi (plum flowers)
    Menuki: Sansho (pepper tree)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Tessen Karakusa (Clematis Flower)
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

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  • Iaito Jisei Musha Koshirae [Standard Weight]

    ¥53,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Standard weight
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Musha (Warrior)
    Tsuba: Kagecho (Butterfly shadow)
    Menuki: Sode to Naginata (Armor & Naginata)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Musha (Warrior)
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

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  • Iaito Jisei Soten Koshirae [Standard Weight]

    ¥53,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Standard weight
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Soten (Swordsmith name)
    Tsuba: Sharin ni Kiku (Coach wheel & chrysanthemum)
    Menuki: Matsu (Pine tree)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Soten (Swordsmith name)
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

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  • Iaito Jisei Hiranami Koshirae [Standard Weight]

    ¥62,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Standard weight
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Hiranami (Sea waves)
    Tsuba: Danryu Sukashi (Wrapped dragon)
    Menuki: Hasu Koi (Sacred lotus & Koi carp)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Hiranami (Sea waves)
    NEW
    Best
    seller
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

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  • Iaito Jisei Sakura Higo Koshirae [Standard Weight]

    ¥62,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Standard weight
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Sakura Higo (Cherry Blossom)
    Tsuba: Sakura Sukashi (Cherry Blossom)
    Menuki: Sakura (Cherry Blossom)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Sakura Higo (Cherry Blossom)
    NEW
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    seller
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

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  • Iaito Jisei Doto Koshirae [Standard Weight]

    ¥62,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Standard weight
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Doto (Surging Waves)
    Tsuba: Namigashira Sukashi (Waves
    Menuki: Hairyu (Dragon)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Doto (Surging Waves)
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Bonji Koshirae [Standard Weight]

    ¥62,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Standard weight
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Bonji (Sanskrit letters designing various gods)
    Tsuba: Bonji
    Menuki: Bonji
    Fuchi/Kashira: Bonji
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Tombo Koshirae [Standard Weight]

    ¥68,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Standard weight
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Tombo (Dragonfly)
    Tsuba: Tombo Sukashi (Dragonfly)
    Menuki: Tombo (Dragonfly)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Tombo (Dragonfly)
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

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  • Iaito Jisei Matoya Koshirae [Standard Weight]

    ¥68,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Standard weight
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Matoya (Bow & Arrow)
    Tsuba: Yaguruma Sukashi (Arrows)
    Menuki: Sode & Naginata (Yoroi & Naginata)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Matoya (Bow & Arrow)
    NEW
    Best
    seller
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Hiranami Koshirae [Light Weight]

    ¥63,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Light weight (thin blade)
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Hiranami (Sea waves)
    Tsuba: Yokogumo ni Matsu (Clouds & pine trees)
    Menuki: Hasu Koi (Sacred Lotus & Koi carp)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Hiranami (Sea waves)
    NEW
    Best
    seller
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Sakura Higo Koshirae [Light Weight]

    ¥63,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Light weight (thin blade)
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Sakura Higo (Cherry blossom)
    Tsuba: Sakura Sukashi (Cherry blossom)
    Menuki: Sakura (Cherry blossom)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Sakura Higo (Cherry blossom)
    NEW
    Best
    seller
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Kago Take Koshirae [Light Weight]

    ¥63,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Light weight (thin blade)
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Kago Take (Woven Bamboo)
    Tsuba: Ume Take (Apricot tree & Bamboo)
    Menuki: Take Tora (Bamboo & Tiger)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Kago (Woven Bamboo)
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Doto Koshirae [Light Weight]

    ¥63,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Light weight (thin blade)
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Doto (Surging Waves)
    Tsuba: Namigashira Sukashi (Waves
    Menuki: Hairyu (Dragon)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Doto (Surging Waves)
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Bonji Koshirae [Light Weight]

    ¥63,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Light weight (thin blade)
    Available from 2.20 to 2.45 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Bonji (Sanskrit letters designing various gods)
    Tsuba: Bonji
    Menuki: Bonji
    Fuchi/Kashira: Bonji
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Hiranami Koshirae [Heavy Weight]

    ¥68,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Heavy weight (large blade)
    Available from 2.20 to 2.70 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Hiranami (Sea waves)
    Tsuba: Danryu Sukashi (Wrapped dragon)
    Menuki: Hasu Koi (Sacred lotus & Koi carp)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Hiranami (Sea waves)
    NEW
    Best
    seller
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Sakura Higo Koshirae [Heavy Weight]

    ¥68,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Heavy weight (large blade)
    Available from 2.20 to 2.70 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Sakura Higo (Cherry blossom)
    Tsuba: Sakura Sukashi (Cherry blossom)
    Menuki: Sakura (Cherry blossom)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Sakura Higo (Cherry blossom)
    NEW
    Best
    seller
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Doto Koshirae [Heavy Weight]

    ¥68,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Heavy weight (large blade)
    Available from 2.20 to 2.70 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Doto (Surging Waves)
    Tsuba: Namigashira Sukashi (Waves)
    Menuki: Hairyu (Dragon)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Doto (Surging Waves)
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Tombo Koshirae [Heavy Weight]

    ¥74,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Heavy weight (large blade)
    Available from 2.20 to 2.70 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Tombo (Dragonfly)
    Tsuba: Tombo Sukashi (Dragonfly)
    Menuki: Tombo (Dragonfly)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Tombo (Dragonfly)
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Matoya Koshirae [Heavy Weight]

    ¥74,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Heavy weight (large blade)
    Available from 2.20 to 2.70 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Matoya (Target & Arrow)
    Tsuba: Yaguruma Sukashi (Arrows)
    Menuki: Matoya (Target & Arrow)
    Fuchi/Kashira: Sode & Naginata (Yoroi & Naginata)
    NEW
    Best
    seller
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
  • Iaito Jisei Bonji Koshirae [Heavy Weight]

    ¥68,000~

    Price may increase depending on customizations

    Made in Japan - Heavy weight (large blade)
    Available from 2.20 to 2.70 shaku
    Koshirae Style: Bonji (Sanskrit letters designing various gods)
    Tsuba: Bonji
    Menuki: Bonji
    Fuchi/Kashira: Bonji
    NEW
    Made to order: ~8 weeks

    No reviews yet
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