Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae | 2.30 ~ 2.45 Shaku

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Sword Maintenance Kit for Iaito & Shinken

Made in Japan

Contains: Choji oil (20 mL), Nuguigami, Uchiko, and Uchiko powder.

This maintenance kit for your Iaito or Shinken features Choji Abura (Japanese clove oil) to nourish the Saya of the Iaito or to maintain and protect the blade of a Shinken. Further, it also includes a Uchiko (a chalk powder "ball") and Uchiko powder used for the maintenance of steel blades. The third item in the box is the Nuguigami, a special paper to wipe off excessive oil, and in case of a Shinken also the Uchiko powder.

Same content for each box, only the container changes.

Utilization on Iaito:
Please be aware that the blades of the Iaito are made of chromed alloy and therefore do not need any maintenance. We recommend oiling the blade regularly to help nourish the wood of the Saya from the inside, but we strongly advise against using Uchiko powder as it might slightly scratch the alloy.

¥9,400 ~ ¥12,500
¥9,400

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Nishijin Weaving Traditional Iaito Bag

Made in Japan

Material: Polyester

Length: Purple (classic): 133 cm - Blue (deluxe): 133 cm | Width : 16 cm | Weight: Purple (classic): 150 g - Blue (deluxe): 180 g

Available color: purple (classic) and blue (deluxe)

This "Nishijin-ori" style bag satisfies the practitioners seeking a cover with sublime traditional weaving. With its soft lining, it suits your Iaito perfectly. With its refined pattern, this model is the best you can find in the style of "Nishijin Ori". This high-quality cover may contain 1 Iaito or 1 Shinken or a set of 3 pieces of Shinai/Bokken/Jo.
Due to the delicate fabric it is not possible to embroider this cover.

About Nishijin weaving:
A long time ago, the "Nishijin" district in Kyoto gathered numerous weavers, whose main activity consisted of manufacturing luxury cloths for the nobility. Over time, a special technique evolved with its own particularities concerning weaving, forms, colors, and fabrics.

¥8,900 ~ ¥10,100
¥8,900

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Kanoko Weaving Iaito Bag

Made in Japan

Material: Cotton, Polyester

Length: 111 cm  (max 2.50 shaku) Weight: ~400 g

Name plate option: Synthetic leather embroidered name plate (maximum 1 name)

For practitioners travelling often, this cushioned model provides an excellent protection for your Iaito or Shinken

  • Outer fabric cotton/polyester reinforced
  • Padded interior
  • Reinforcement on the lower part
  • Accessory pocket
  • Adjustable and removable shoulder strap
  • Front insert to fit a name plate

"Name Plate" Option (+1,000 JPY): Optionally, you can add a name plate embroidered with your name. This plate is made of synthetic leather, and will be directly integrated on the bag before shipping.
Please note: given the little space available, it is only possible to embroider either a first name, a last name, or a word (Aikido, Aikibudo etc.)
For more information about Japanese embroidery, please consult the page "How to Choose your Japanese Embroidery".

¥15,200

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Synthetic Leather Iaito Double Bag

Made in Japan

Material: Synthetic leather

Length: 117 cm  |  Weight: ~650 g (max 2.55 shaku)

Name plate option: Synthetic leather embroidered name plate (maximum 1 name)

This leatherette bag is designed to hold TWO Iaito up to 2.55 Shaku or one Iaito and 2 Bokken, including 2 small pockets inside for maintenance accessories.

  • Reinforcement on the lower part.
  • Inside accessory pocket for licence or Nuguigami.
  • Inside pocket for maintenance accessories.
  • Can carry 2 Iaito or 1 Iaito + 2 Bokken or 1 Iaito + 1 Bokken with Tsuba.
  • Inside Iaito pocket are secured with velcro and snap button.
  • Synthetic leather - Water resistant.
  • Adjustable and removable shoulder strap.
  • Front insert to fit a name plate.

"Name Plate" Option (+1,000 JPY): Optionally, you can add a name plate embroidered with your name. This plate is made of synthetic leather, and will be directly integrated on the bag before shipping.
Please note: given the little space available, it is only possible to embroider either a first name, a last name, or a word (Aikido, Aikibudo etc.)
For more information about Japanese embroidery, please consult the page "How to Choose your Japanese Embroidery".

¥17,800 ~ ¥19,000
¥17,800

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Clarino High-End Leather Imitation Iaito Bag

Made in Japan

Material: Cotton, Polyester

Length: 111 cm (max 2.50 shaku) Weight: ~350 g 

Name Plate Option: Synthetic leather embroidered nameplate (maximum 1 name)

Especially recommended for the transport of a Shinken (Japanese sword). The material "Clarino" is widely used in the manufacture of Zekken (Kendo) or Bogu and as well for gloves and numerous equipment used by the law enforcement forces. The Clarino is a sort of synthetic leather, imitating the "Suede" leather (top quality). This material is quite rigid, very resistant yet, particularly light, manufactured in Japan by a Japanese company.

  • High quality Japanese synthetic leather
  • Lined with cloth
  • Water-repellent
  • Accessory pocket
  • Reinforcement on the lower part
  • Adjustable and removable shoulder strap
  • Front insert to fit a nameplate

"Name Plate" Option: Optionally, you can add a nameplate embroidered with your name. This plate is made of synthetic leather and will be directly integrated into the bag before shipping.
Please note: given the little space available, it is only possible to embroider either a first name, a last name, or a word (Aikido, Aikibudo, etc.)
For more information about Japanese embroidery, please consult the page "How to Choose your Japanese Embroidery".

Product Information & Size Chart

  • Higo Koshirae Minosaka Iaito (2.30 ~ 2.45 Shaku)

    Made in Japan (Kyushu)
    Hamon : Suguha
    Habaki : Muji (gold) | Seppa : gold
    Tsuba : Higo | Menuki : Kenkatabami | Fuchi/Kashira : Higo
    Tsukaito & Sageo : Cotton, brown
    Saya : Chaishime

    The Higo Koshirae is the most popular Iaito among Japanese Iaidoists.
    For this model, we selected a Higo Tsuba, Higo style Fuchi and Kashira (rounded kashira), and a Kenkatabami (consisting in two crossing swords) style Menuki.

    To keep consistency in the design, we selected the brown Sageo and Tsukaito, gold plated Habaki and Seppa and Chaishime sayanuri (brown lacquer with sand effet, scratch resistant). Finally, in order to stay as sober as possible with the bright "gold/brown" fitting, we selected a very classic Suguha (straight) Hamon.

    These models also feature 2 Mekugi in order to guarantee maximal security.

    Blade is available in 2.30, 2.35, 2.40 and 2.45 shaku.

    The blade is made of reinforced high quality zinc/aluminium bubble-free alloy (duralumin). Note: Alloy blades do not cut and cannot be sharpened. 

    Just like the blade, all fitting parts are handmade in Japan and result in a 100% made in Japan product.

     

    Technical Specifications
    Weight for 2.45 shaku ~810 g without Saya  |  ~1,100 g with Saya
    Motohaba 32 mm
    Sakihaba 20 mm
    Motokasane 6 mm
    Tsuba Higo - (90 g, 7.5 x 7.1 cm, 4 mm thickness)
    Saya Magnolia wood, Chaishime lacquer
    Size Table
    Your size
    (cm)
    Blade
    (shaku / cm)
    Tsuka
    (sun / cm)
    Weight (without Saya)
    (g)
    ~ 160 2.30 / 69.6 8.5 / 25.8 720
    ~ 165 2.35 / 71.2 8.5 / 25.8 750
    ~ 170 2.40/ 72.7 9 / 27.3 780
    ~ 175 2.45/ 74.2 9 / 27.3 810

     *This size table is based on the official Japanese Iaido federation recommendation, for information purpose only.

    Disclaimer: Non Returnable Item

    Because considered as a weapon by the Japanese legislation, the reimportation of the item is impossible. Therefore, this product is non-returnable/exchangeable.

  • Customer Reviews

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    Nils H. (Weinheim, DE)
    Excellent Iaito

    The Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae is an excellent iaito: well crafted, well balanced and beautiful. I have owned a few iaito before, but this one is my favorite by far.
    The ordering process was easy, instructions clear, and delivery took only a few days halfway around the globe.

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    Richard (Eldridge, US)
    Top Level Craftmanship

    I just received the Higo Koshirae, and what a beautiful work of art. This Iaito is second to none in looks, quality, craftsmanship, and aesthetics. If you are looking for a well made, quality Iaito, then SeidoShop is your stop. I will be back for a second Iaito soon. Keep up the great work, and keep passing the Art of Sword making to the next generation!!
    Rick B.

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    Mateusz (Poland)
    Outstanding Iaito for Advanced Koryu Practitioners

    I'm an advanced koryu practitioner, and I must say that this Iaito is truly excellent. It is perfectly balanced and has outstanding craftsmanship. Its quality is worth the price. I highly recommend it to anyone who values precision and quality.

    M
    Mark (USA)
    Shipping so fast I almost got it before I ordered it.

    No joke, from Japan to the USA in a day! Absolutely ridiculous value for that alone. The sword is great too!

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    jean luc (SA MERIGNAC)
    conforme

    Je viens de recevoir le iaito. Au niveau de l'envoi (transaction, infos, emballage du produit) et des délais, c'est super.
    Le sabre est conforme à la description. Le poids est respecté et c'est une belle pièce.
    Un peu tôt pour moi pour donner un avis de ressenti durant un cours de iaido car je viens de le recevoir mais je n'ai pu résister à faire quelques coupes et c'était un plaisir.
    A conseiller pour débuter ça c'est certain.

    J
    Jean-Philippe (Kendo Capbreton)
    Iaïto Higo Koshirae Minosaka

    Iaïto conforme en tout point à ma commande avec les personnalisations.
    Le service client réactif, la fabrication très minutieuse,la livraison dans les temps prévus font que je recommande très vivement Seido Shop.

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    CMD (US)
    Beautiful, well-crafted iaito

    The iaito arrived much more quickly than expected. Unboxing it, I noticed the craftsmanship immediately. Every detail is well-attended to. The weight is a bit lighter than given on the chart, but I don't mind it at all in practice. The sound the iaito produces when doing kata is perfect. It's elegant and beautiful, but also strong and well-made and holds up very well to lots of practice. Excellent craftsmanship and quality materials.

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    Pierre (lausanne)
    Iaito modèle Higo/Minosaka

    Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae, d'excellente facture. Seidoshop, super professionnel, envoi ultra rapide. Impeccable, à recommander sans retenue.

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    Alexandre (Mérignac)
    Super service et superbe article

    Merci beaucoup à l'équipe de SEIDO car j'ai rencontré un problème lors de ma livraison. Le colis était explosé et la saya ainsi que le iaito était abimé. Après vérification sur photos de l'état de mon article, SEIDO m'a renvoyé un dans un délai records un nouveau iaito. C'est Jordy qui m'a accompagné et aidé dans mes démarches, un grand merci à lui.
    Concernant mon iaito il est tout simplement magnifique et très bien équilibré. Je vous le recommande vivement :)

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    Christian (Dakar)
    remerciements

    vous m avez permis de recevoir un iaito Minosaka higo koshirae, de belle fabrication artisanale fiable.
    dans des délais rapprochés ,
    j aurai plaisir à découvrir d autres produits chez vous.
    Merci de nous en faire profiter

    For compliance reasons, reviews placed in French and Japanese and imported here on February 2024 do not display as 'verified'.
    When importing Japanese reviews, the impossibility to automatically determine the presence of a familly name forced us to label all Japanese reviews as 'anonymous' (Familly names in roman characters have been filtered out).

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Product & Services

Iaito Minosaka Higo Koshirae | 2.30 ~ 2.45 Shaku: ¥67,300

Accessories

1 x Iaito/Shinken Sword Maintenance Kit: ¥3,200
1 x Nishijin Weaving Iaito Bag: ¥9,400
1 x Iaito Carry Bag (Kanoko Padded): ¥8,900
1 x Double Iaito Carry Bag (Synthetic Leather): ¥15,200
1 x Clarino Iaito Carry Bag: ¥17,800
Made to Order | Production: ~ | No Exchanges/Refunds
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