Iaito Minosaka Higo Zogan Koshirae

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The Higo Zogan Koshirae is an high end Iaito, fully order-made, crafted from scratch in Japan with a sand-casted bubble-free zinc/aluminum alloy blade. This model has a "standard" blade for an average weight. It results in a classic Iaito balance, centered toward the Tsuba, and should be suitable for all practitioners. It is an excellent Iaito for beginners and intermediate alike, who have enough budget to acquire a weapon of higher quality with some customization.

Within the Minosaka lineup, the Higo Zogan model is on the upper end, with high quality Fuchi & Kashira, a higher grade finish for the basic Kuroro and Kuroishime lacquer, and of course, a higher grade finish for the blade (especially the Yokote).

Minosaka's Iaito lineup allows much customization but each model has a name depending on its Fuchi & Kashira set. In this case, the Higo Icho Fuchi/Kashira set.
Higo is an ancient province in South Japan corresponding roughly to the current Kumamoto prefecture. Its aesthetic regarding swords is characterized by a rounded Kashira. "Icho" means Ginkgo and "Zogan" refers to a technique of inlaying gold or silver on metal. Also called "silver apricot", Ginkgo is a very important plant in Buddhism and Confucianism. Notably, the Ginkgo trees are so resistant that they were among the very few living things still standing within the 1 km radius blast of the Hiroshima atomic bombing. At the Tsurugaoka Hachimangu shrine, the oldest Gingko tree known in the world is over 1000 years old.

Option recommended by Minosaka's craftsmen for this model, 

  • Hamon: Suguha
  • Habaki & Seppa: Silver plated Seppa & Muji silver plated Habaki
  • Tsuba: Washi (Eagle), or Higo Zogan
  • Tsukaito: Black cotton, Hinerimaki
  • Same: White
  • Menuki: Tsukushi (horsetail)
  • Saya: Kuroro
  • Shitodome: without
  • Sageo: Black cotton

Although you are completely free to select the options you like the most, the options above show the standard mount as recommended by Minosaka. Those recommendation take historical records and aesthetic into account.

Technical Specifications
Fuchi/Kashira FKM103 - Higo Icho
Iron
Fuchi: 40 x 23 x 11 mm
Kashira: 35 x 18 x 13 mm
Blade bottom width ~32 mm
Blade end width ~20 mm
Blade bottom thickess ~6 mm
Weight for 2.45 Shaku ~840 g without Saya | ~1,100 g with Saya

Iaito Customizations

All orders are final. No modification or cancellation will be accepted once an order is placed. Even shorter production delays do not give right to cancellation.

The production time is 3 to 5 weeks for Minosaka Iaito6 to 10 weeks for Jisei Iaito (without including possible holidays) depending on selected options. We will contact you within 3 business days after you passed your order if the completion date estimated by the workshop is later than the shipping date indicated at checkout.

To ensure that you haven't missed anything, all options must be selected, even when you want a standard element.
Even if an option is visible on the product's pictures, it is not available for this specific product if it is not visible in the selection. All available options are displayed in that selection and we will not accept any request for options not listed below.

We strongly recommend reading in details ou guide "How to Choose your Iaito" and taking time to make sure that each option corresponds to your wish before placing an order for a custom Iaito.


Blade Length


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The blade length is measured in the Japanese traditional unit called Shaku. One Shaku equals 30.3 cm, or roughly 1 feet (0.994 Ft.). Its sub-unit is the "Sun". There are ten "Sun" in one "Shaku", so 5 Sun can also be written 0.5 Shaku. Note that the length of a blade does not include the Habaki (see pictures), but is measured in a straight line from the tip (Kissaki) to what is called the Munemachi (base of the blade), hidden under and partly covered by the Habaki. For reasons related to the alloy strength, light and standard blades are available for lengths up to 2.45 Shaku and thick/heavy blades are available for lengths up to 2.70 Shaku.

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The blade length depends on your height, the length of your arms and the school you practice. The size table below is the official recommendation of the Japanese Iaido Federation. Women are advised to use a blade one size shorter than men of the same height. For people who are not specialist of Iaido (Aikidoists for example), we also recommend to use a blade a size shorter than the recommendation, because it will make the sword drawing/sheathing easier.

Please also make sure to consult your teacher to check that the size table below is applicable to your school.

Your height Length for men Length for women
~ 150 cm 2.20 shaku / 66.6 cm N/A
~ 155 cm 2.25 shaku / 68.2 cm 2.20 shaku / 66.6 cm
~ 160 cm 2.30 shaku / 69.6 cm 2.25 shaku / 68.2 cm
~ 165 cm 2.35 shaku / 71.2 cm 2.30 shaku / 69.6 cm
~ 170 cm 2.40 shaku / 72.7 cm 2.35 shaku / 71.2 cm
~ 175 cm 2.45 shaku / 74.2 cm 2.40 shaku / 72.7 cm
~ 180 cm 2.50 shaku / 75.8 cm 2.45 shaku / 74.2 cm
~ 185 cm 2.55 shaku / 77.3 cm 2.50 shaku / 75.8 cm
~ 190 cm 2.60 shaku / 78.8 cm 2.55 shaku / 77.3 cm
Up to 200 cm 2.70 shaku / 81.8 cm NA

Blade Groove


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The groove, called “Hi” or “Bohi” in Japanese, has several purposes; it can make the blade lighter and more flexible or help draining the blood for instance.

  • Standard groove: the most classical groove.
  • Without groove: this option makes the blade heavier. Removing the groove increases the total weight by about 50 g on standard blades, and up to 150 g on heavy blades. The whistling sound disappears almost completely.
    This option requires a fully custom made blade, which pushes the production time to about 6 weeks.

Blade Hamon


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In the case of real steel blade, clay is applied on the blade prior to the cooling process, and the difference in hardness between the edge and the rest of the blade results in this line called "Hamon". It outlines the transition between the region of harder martensitic steel at the blade's edge and the softer pearlitic steel at the center and back of the sword. This difference in hardness is the goal of the whole process; the appearance is purely a side effect but the Hamon became a very important artistic feature that defines the level of mastery of the swordsmith. Iaito being made from an alloy, the Hamon is printed by depolishing the blade using specific patterns and Minosaka's craftsmen do their best to reproduce the most famous Hamon.

The Suguha, Midare, Notare and Gunome Hamon are standardized Hamon. They are a kind of mix between the most common type of existing Hamon. All other models are fairly faithfull reproductions of Hamon existing on antique blades. Hamon are named either by the name of the Samurai who possessed the sword (for famous swords) or the name of the Swordsmith (for the most famous swordsmith). Their price depends on the quantity of work needed to reproduce them.


Habaki & Seppa


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The habaki is the piece of metal circling the base of the blade. It has the two main purposes, locking the tsuba in place, maintaining the sword in the Saya.
Unlike Shinken Habaki, that can be incredibly expensive, Iaito Habaki are standardized and gently forced in place. This means that it is not recommended to remove/change the Habaki on a Iaito blade.
Habaki are made of brass and available in two different design, standard and Shonai (ancien design) and 3 different finishes, black (oxydized), gold plated and silver plated. Note that due to the oxydation process, it is not possible to blacken the Shonai design.

The seppa are washers used in front and behind the tsuba to tighten the fittings, made of copper or brass. They are mandatory to keep the Tsuba in place securely.
They are available in black (oxydized), gold plated brass and silver plated brass.


Tsuba


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The Tsuba is the guard for the sword and has the function to protect the hand from the opponent's blade but also from having one's hand sliding onto the blade during Tsuki (thrust) techniques.
It though has two more qualities: aesthetic and balance adjustment. During the Edo period, the Tsuba turned progressively into a decorative ornament, often generously worked, giving every sword a personal and special touch.

The Tsuba can present one or two holes on the sides that were used to draw the Kogatana (small knife) or Kogai (hair spike) that were fitted inside the sides of the Saya. The Tsuba used to be made by entire dynasties of craftsmen who only specialized in that particular field, almost vanished in the present time.

The average weight of a standard Tsuba is 120 g.
A heavy Tsuba (> 120 g) will tend to shift the balance downwards the handle, making the Iaito easier to handle whereas a light Tsuba (< 120 g) will push the balance towards the Kissaki, the tip of the blade. The latter one is recommended if you decide to focus on cutting training. You will find below some photos of all our Tsuba but also details on size, material, and weight.

Please note that the pictures above only display the front side of the Tsuba. You can find pictures of the back side on each standalone Tsuba product page.

Tsuba Technical Specifications

Tsuba Technical Specifications
Code
Name
Description Material Dimensions Weight
TM001
Washi
Eagle Blackened iron 75 mm x 70 mm x 4.1 mm 136 g
TM002
Yagyu
Name of a famous Samurai clan. Also called Kuruma Sukashi. Blackened copper 75 mm x 73 mm x 5.3 mm 123 g
TM003
Shippo
The 7 treasures (gold, silver, pearls, agate, crystal, coral, lapis lazuli) Blackened iron 74 mm x 70 mm x 4.1 mm 135 g
TM004
Hanjiro
Favored by the famous samurai Hanjiro. Blackened copper 79 mm x 65 mm x 6 mm 142 g
TM005
Umetada
Design by a famous blacksmith of the Edo period Blackened iron 84 mm x 75 mm x 4.3 mm 150 g
TM006
Hyotan
Gourd (calabash) Blackened copper 71 mm x 70 mm x 5 mm 126 g
TM007
Musashi
Used by the most famous of all samurai Blackened copper 74 mm x 74 mm x 7.1 mm 146 g
TM008
Kasuga
Kasuga refers to the shape of the Tsuba. Blackened iron 84 mm x 76 mm x 4.1 mm 138 g
TM009
Ameryu
Dragon under the rain Blackened iron 81 mm x 77 mm x 4.1 mm 147 g
TM010
Namako
Holothuroidea (sea cucumber) Blackened iron 74 mm x 69 mm x 4.1 mm 90 g
TM011
Muji
Plain (no pattern) Blackened iron 74 mm x 69 mm x 4.1 mm 134 g
TM012
Kagecho
Butterfly shadow Blackened copper 74 mm x 72 mm x 5 mm 106 g
TM013
Nami
Waves Blackened iron 81 mm x 77 mm x 4.1 mm 145 g
TM014
Hirata
Design by a famous blacksmith of the Edo period Blackened copper 76 mm x 72 mm x 4.5 mm 120 g
TM015
Higo
A famous design of the Higo province (now Kumamoto) Blackened iron 75 mm x 71 mm x 4.1 mm 90 g
TM016
Shin Umetada
Design by a famous blacksmith of the Edo period Blackened iron 85 mm x 76 mm x 4.1 mm 165 g
TM020
Mokko Kuyomon
12 Principles of the nine planets represented on a Mokko shape Blackened iron 76 mm x 79 mm x 4 mm 124 g
TM021
Maru Kuyomon
12 Principles of the nine planets represented on a round shape Blackened iron 78 mm x 77 mm x 4.1 mm 136 g
TM022
Icho Zogan (Kasuga)
Kasuga shape with silver ginkgo arabesque Blackened iron 84 mm x 77 mm x 4.1 mm 141 g

Tsuka Length


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The Tsuka, or handle, is made of Japanese hackbery wood. On a Shinken, the Same is a piece of shark skin wrapped around the wood to reinforce the Tsuka structure. However, to make the cost reasonable, Tsuka on Iaito only feature smaller pieces of shark skin that are embedded in the wood on each side, the purpose being only aesthetic.

The length of the Tsuka is measured including the Fuchi and Kashira. Depending on the kind of Tsukaito (cotton, silk, leather), the length of the Tsuka can be adapted slightly to get a fine result.
In most schools, the length of the Tsuka should be enough to put one hand of the practitioner three time (that is, there should be a space equivalent to one hand between your hands when you hold the sword).
The length of the Tsuka will also be rather important regarding the balance of the Iaito. If you want to keep a standard balance, we recommend that you follow the indications below.

Blade Length Recommended Tsuka Length
2.20 ~ 2.25 Shaku blade 7.5 ~ 8 sun Tsuka
2.30 ~ 2.35 Shaku blade 8 ~ 8.5 sun Tsuka
2.40 ~ 2.45 Shaku blade 8.5 ~ 9 sun Tsuka
2.50 ~ 2.55 Shaku blade 9 ~ 9.5 sun Tsuka
2.60 ~ 2.70 Shaku blade 9.5 ~ 10 sun Tsuka

Tsukaito


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The Tsukaito has two main purposes: it serves as a grip and it holds the Tsuka tightly together. A tightly wrapped Tsuka is extremely important for security.

Cotton allows a better absorbtion of the sweat but is less durable than silk and leather. It is the standard option on most Iaito.
Silk feels a little harder and may not be recommended for beginners but has a significantly longer lifespan.
Leather does not absorbs sweat but offers an excellent grip and is the most durable material. Leather is available in standard and suede version (napped finish). The latter has a slightly better grip but is slightly less durable.

Please be aware that since those materials are made traditionally, colors can slightly vary depending on the batch.
In general, the Tsukaito is of the same color as the Sageo to keep the fitting harmonious, but this is not mandatory and you can select two different colors if you like.


Tsuka Same & Maki


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The Samekawa or "shark skin" is the part under the Tsukaito. Despite being called a "samekawa", and because shark hunting isn't really a thing nowadays, stingray skin is used instead. Its main purpose is to keep the Tsukaito in place and to reinforce the Tsuka structure. The same is sanded and polished in order to produce a durable high quality type of leather.
On live blades (Shinken) mount, the Same is a "maki same", wrapper around the Tsuka wood. However, for cost reasons, Iaito Tsuka are made with two rectangular pieces of same embedded in the Tsuka. This is called Tanzaku-same.

Please note that we also provide a plastic same option for customers concerned about animal protection. The plastic same is only available in white and in black.

In option, we offer to put 2 mekugi (peg) in the Tsuka. This may reassure you as 2 mekugi feel safer, but from the craftsmen point of view, since Iaito are very rarely taken apart, this option is unnecessary). This option is not available for Hiramaki.


Menuki


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The Menuki are ornaments on the tsuka to fit into the palm for grip and originally meant to distract the eyes from the mekugi (peg). It is generally placed under the wrapping, but may also appear over the wrapping, especially with a Ikkan-maki or Hira-maki wrapping style. Several thousands of designs have been created over the centuries. It is considered as jewelery and as such, inspired many craftsmen.

The Menuki are usually placed up on the left (omote) side and down on the right (ura) side. We also offer two other possibilities: center both Menuki (on each side), or reverse position (also called Sakasa Menuki) which will place the Menuki on your palms rather than under your fingers.

Menuki Technical Specifications

Menuki Technical Specifications
Code Description Material Length x Width
MM001
Hishi
This made in Japan Menuki features is an caltrop, also called "devil pod", an aquatic plant. Aluminium 15 mm x 34 mm
MM002
Sake
This made in Japan Menuki features a chum salmon. Sake symbolize luck and was a very common offering to the gods. Brass 14 mm x 45 mm
MM003
Kenmakiryu
This made in Japan Menuki features a dragon wrapped around a sword. Aluminium 09 mm x 68 mm
MM004
Tombo
This made in Japan Menuki features a dragonfly. The dragonfly, or Tombo in Japanese is also called "Kachi Muchi", insect of victory. Aluminium 13 mm x 39 mm
MM005
Sakura
This made in Japan Menuki features cherry blossom, the luminous and beautiful yet fleeting and ephemeral Japanese cherry tree flower. Aluminium 11 mm x 11 mm
MM006
Ryu Sho
This made in Japan Menuki features a small dragon. It is similar to the bigger version. Brass 11 mm x 38 mm
MM007
Ryu Dai
This made in Japan Menuki features a big dragon. It is similar to the smaller version. Brass 11 mm x 53 mm
MM008
Tsukushi
This made in Japan Menuki features a horsetail, or Equisetum for its scientific name. Brass 06 mm x 58 mm
MM009
Botan
This made in Japan Menuki features a peony flower. Brass 12 mm x 54 mm
MM010
Hitsuji
This made in Japan Menuki features a lamb, symbol of peace and well-being. . Brass 11 mm x 27 mm
MM011
Kenkatabami
This made in Japan Menuki features the "Maru ni Kenkatabami" Kamon. This Japanese crest was very popular among the samurai class and was adopted by many clans. Bronze 16 mm x 49 mm
MM012
Mukade
This made in Japan Menuki features a Mukade, a rather huge Japanese centipede. Brass 9 mm x 52 mm
MM013
Kuyomon
This made in Japan Menuki features the symbolic 9 planets planets in the buddhism cosmogony. Bronze 15 mm x 45 mm
MM014
Ebi
This made in Japan Menuki features a prawn. Its popularity comes from its symbolism of vigor and longevity. Aluminium 11 mm x 7 mm

Saya Lacquer


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The Saya is made of two piece of Japanese hackberry wood that are glued together. It is reinforced by both the Sayajiri (end of the Saya), the Koiguchi, and of course, the lacquer. For cost reasons, unlike Shinken, the lacquer of Saya for Iaito are not made from traditional Urushi lacquer but from modern urethane lacquer.

Lacquer with a name ending in "ro" have a glossy finish, with a perfectly smooth surface. Lacquer with a name ending in "ishime" have a grainy finish, with a rough feel. The "ro" finish being smoother, the Saya is easier to slip in the Obi (belt).
If you plan on moving a lot with your Iaito, we recommend a "ishime" finish, which has a better resistance to scratches.

  • Inro (SY221): the large wave pattern goes all the way down to the Sayajiri. The wave pattern acts as grip and therefore might have a slight impact on your practice. It is the standard Saya for the Yagyu Koshirae Iaito and available only for the Yagyu model. Of course, you are free to select another model as well.
  • Kuroro (SY101): glossy black lacquer.
  • Kuro-ishime (SY102): grainy black lacquer (scratch resistant).
  • Cha-ishime (SY103): brown black lacquer (scratch resistant).
  • Hon Kuroishime (SY200) and Hon Chaishime (SY201): those two Saya have several additional layers of laquer and a significantly tighter grain. They can be considered as "Deluxe Kuroishime/Chaishime".
  • Tsuishu (SY202): traditional red lacquer with black painted patterns.
  • Kuro Hirumaki (SY203): Black "tornado" lacquer). The name refers to the traces left by a leech ("Hiru") that would go around the Saya.
  • Shu Hirumaki (SY204): Red "tornado lacquer). The name refers to the traces left by a leech ("Hiru") that would go around the Saya.
  • Chogai (SY205): ground pearl oyster shell - trapped into black lacquer.
  • Shinobue (SY206): it is the name of a Japanese flute, which the lacquer patterns represent.
  • Inden (SY207): the name refers to a traditional artistic pattern, reproduced here in black and red.
  • Shuro (SY208): crimson red lacquer.
  • Inro (SY221): the large wave pattern goes all the way down to the Sayajiri. Can not be combined with Kojiri
  • Han Same (SY209):A piece of shark skin wrapped at the top of the Saya.
  • Han Fuji-maki (SY210):A piece of wicker wrapped at the top of the Saya.

  • Saya Kurikata (optional)


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    The Kurikata is the piece placed 7.5 cm from the Koiguchi (Saya hole) on the Omote side of the Saya, used to nest the Sageo.

    The Kurikata is usually placed 7.5 cm from the Koiguchi. Depending on your body type and the school you practice, you may want to move away the Koiguchi a little bit. You can set the position up to 20 cm from the Koiguchi, but it shouldn't be farther than 12 to 15 cm. This option increases the production time to about 5 to 6 weeks.

    The Shitodome is a small piece of brass, gold or silver plated, inserted in the Kurikata (the hole in which the Sageo goes). The Shitodome is purely decorative.


    Sageo


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    The Sageo, the braided cord that comes on the Saya kurikata, has two main purposes; it is tied to the Obi (belt) to prevent the Saya from falling when the sword is with its owner, and it has an ornemental purpose when the sword is displayed. Some Koryu also teach how to use the Sageo as a weapon or to tie an opponent's hands (hojujutsu). It is also said that the cord serves as a spiritual bond between the samurai and the sword.

    Iaito Sageo are usually made of lower quality synthetic silk (not offered here) cotton or silk.
    Cotton Sageo are available in plain colors as well as check patters.
    Silk Sageo are available in plain colors only. Silk Sageo are woven more tightly than cotton but are also thinner, which gives them a harder feel than the cotton ones.
    The colors may vary slightly depending on batches due to the traditional dying techniques.

    All Iaito are delivered with the Sageo tied the with a knot know as the "Ronin" knot, the way most manufacturers tie it. It is the most common knot for decorative purposes.

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

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    Due to the delicate fabric it is not possible to embroider this cover.

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    Material: Synthetic leather

    Length: 111 cm or 120 cm Weight: 400 g

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

    This leatherette bag is designed to hold one Iaito up to 2.65 Shaku, including a small pocket for maintenance accessories.

    • Available in 111 cm (M) or 120 cm (L).
    • Reinforcement on the lower part.
    • Accessory pocket.
    • 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.)
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    • 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.)
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    • Reinforcement on the lower part.
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    • 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".

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    • 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".


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    Product & Services

    Iaito Minosaka Higo Zogan Koshirae: ¥82,000
    Blade Shape & Groove: ¥0
    Blade Length: ¥0
    Blade Length: ¥0
    Wakizashi Blade Length: ¥0
    Blade Hamon: ¥0
    Blade Groove: ¥0
    Blade Hamon: ¥0
    Blade Groove: ¥0
    Blade Engraving (optional): ¥0
    Habaki & Seppa: ¥0
    Habaki & Seppa: ¥0
    Tsuba: ¥0
    Tsuba: ¥0
    Tsuka Length: ¥0
    Tsuka Length: ¥0
    Tsuka Shape: ¥0
    Tsukaito: ¥0
    Tsukaito: ¥0
    Tsuka Same: ¥0
    Tsuka Same & Maki: ¥0
    Fuchi/Kashira: ¥0
    Menuki: ¥0
    Menuki: ¥0
    Saya Lacquer: ¥0
    Custom Saya Lacquer: ¥0
    Saya Lacquer: ¥0
    Saya Kojiri (optional): ¥0
    Saya Kojiri (optional): ¥0
    Saya Koiguchi (optional): ¥0
    Saya Kurikata (optional): ¥0
    Saya Kurikata (optional): ¥0
    Sageo: ¥0
    Sageo: ¥0

    Accessories

    1 x Nishijin Weaving Iaito Bag: ¥7,500
    1 x Iaito Carry Bag (Synthetic Leather): ¥5,500
    1 x Iaito Carry Bag (Kanoko Padded): ¥6,500
    1 x Double Iaito Carry Bag (Synthetic Leather): ¥12,000
    1 x Clarino Iaito Carry Bag: ¥13,500
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