Iaito Minosaka Hon Koshirae | 2.45 ~ 2.55 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

  • Hon Koshirae Minosaka Iaito (2.45 ~ 2.55 Shaku)

    Made in Japan (Kyushu)
    Hamon : Suguha
    Habaki : Shonai (silver) | Seppa : Silver
    Tsuba: Icho Zogan | Menuki: Ryu (big) | Fuchi/Kashira: Guribori (Hon Jidai)
    Tsukaito & Sageo : Silk, blue
    Saya : Hon Kuroishime

    Based on the Kanbun style blade (17th century), the Hon Koshirae is a heavy model designed for advanced practitioners.
    In this cold (silver/blue) design, the model features all the best kanagu (pieces) available at the Minosaka workshop.

    Silver plated Seppa and Habaki, silver plated pattern on Kasuga Tsuba, brass Ryu (dragon) Menuki; "Hon Jidai" style Fuchi / Kashira and silk blue Sageo & Tsukaito.

    The Sayanuri (lacquer) is coated with the strongest scratch-resistant Kuroishime lacquer (black color with sanding effect). Unlike standard Kuroishime lacquer, the process used for this saya is called "Hon Kuroishime" (real Kuroishime) which is the same process used for high-grade real Shinken. The grain is far thinner than that of the standard Ishime finish and there are twice as many layers of lacquer.

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

    This instock model is offered with about a 10% discount in comparison to the same options selected on the full custom Hon Koshirae product

    The blade is made of reinforced high-quality zinc/aluminum 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.

    Please note that the former weaving (Kakucho) of the Sageo has been replaced by a new one (Shigeuchi), giving the sageo a thicker look.

    Technical Specifications
    Weight for 2.45 shaku ~920 g without Saya  |  ~1,200 g with Saya
    Motohaba 33 mm
    Sakihaba 24 mm
    Motokasane 7 mm
    Tsuba Icho Zogan (Kasuga style) (138 g; 8.4 x 7.6 cm; 4.1 mm thickness)
    Saya Magnolia wood, Hon Kuroishime lacquer
    Size Table
    Your size
    (cm)
    Blade
    (shaku / cm)
    Tsuka
    (sun / cm)
    Weight (without Saya)
    (g)
    ~ 175 2.45 / 74.2 9 / 27.3 920
    ~ 180 2.50 / 75.5 9 / 27.3 960
    ~ 185 2.55 / 77.3 9 / 27.3 1000

     *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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    Anonymous
    Decent and well-balanced

    I've been training Iaido for 6 months and my friends at dojo strongly recommended SeidoShop when I thought I have to get an iaito. This is the first Iaito I've ever had. It is quite heavy for beginners as you can see on the description, but it's tolerable for me.

    For Korean folks:
    한국으로 직배송됩니다. 페덱스로 배송되었고 일주일 걸렸습니다. 도검소지허가가 필요없다는 문구가 박스에 붙어 있습니다. 입항직후 받은 물품 설명 요구 문자에 '거합도라는 스포츠용 장비이며 알루미늄 합금으로 날을 세우지 못하여 절삭력이 없다'는 내용을 넣었더니 세관에서 별다른 조치 없이 통관되었습니다. 2024년 5월 기준 20%의 관세가 부과되었습니다. 혹시라도 언더밸류로 신고했다가 걸려서 과태료 폭탄 맞을까봐 100% 가격으로 신고했습니다. 세관 도착했을 때 관세만 제대로 내시면 되니까 구입 고민하고 계시면 그냥 지르세요. 아내나 남편이 반대하신다면... 허락보다는 용서가 쉽습니다 ㅋㅋ

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    Sean (USA)
    Iaito

    I ordered this as a training aide for indoor use. The construction of the saya and fit is good. The weight is acceptable. The tsuka wrap is good. The fittings are tight. I appreciate the two mekugi also. Overall very pleased with this purchase.

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    CB (Netherlands)
    Beautiful iaito, great service

    To start with, my compliments to the Minosaka workshop! The iaito is absolutely perfect. Even though this is a heavier model, it balances so well that I can still wield it quite easily, it feels lighter than I expected it to be. The parts are all of high quality and fit together perfectly, both physically as aesthetically. It is truly the result of craftsmanship.

    The service of the Seido team was excellent. All the information they were able to provide regarding customs and import taxes was very helpful. Shipping was incredibly fast (only 5 days from Japan to the Netherlands, with a weekend and national holiday in between), the packaging was very secure and all the updates from the point of purchase until delivery made me confident that it would arrive without issues.

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    CB (Netherlands)
    Beautiful iaito, great service

    To start with, my compliments to the Minosaka workshop! The iaito is absolutely perfect. Even though this is a heavier model, it balances so well that I can still wield it quite easily, it feels lighter than I expected it to be. The parts are all of high quality and fit together perfectly, both physically as aesthetically. It is truly the result of craftsmanship.

    The service of the Seido team was excellent. All the information they were able to provide regarding customs and import taxes was very helpful. Shipping was incredibly fast (only 5 days from Japan to the Netherlands, with a weekend and national holiday in between), the packaging was very secure and all the updates from the point of purchase until delivery made me confident that it would arrive without issues.

    神威 (居合道)
    星道さんにて

    2尺4寸5分から2尺5寸5分迄の在庫を見せて頂き気に入った2尺5寸を買わせていただきました。
    商品も気に入った物が買えて満足です。

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    DENIS M. (La Verpillière (France))
    Bon rapport qualité/prix

    Bon rapport qualité/prix.

    Iaito conforme à mes attentes et emballage au top.

    Ajouter environ 10% pour les frais de douane et TVA.

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    DENIS M. (La Verpillière (France))
    Conforme à mes attentes.

    Bon rapport qualité/prix.

    Iaito conforme à mes attentes et emballage au top.

    Ajouter environ 10% pour les frais de douane et TVA.

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    Ekapol Rojpiboonphun (United States)
    Perfect transaction.

    Amazed me how this new Iaito was delivered to me in 2 days after I placed an order, from Japan to California, very well securely packed. Qualify of parts, fit and finish are first rated craftsmanship from the blade, well polished straight and true, to the kissaki -defined yokote, to the tsukaito that speaks quality and would last me years of practice. Habaki mates with koiguchi just how I would hope for.

    Perfect Iaito and perfect transaction. Thank you.

    M
    Martin Sosa (Argentina)
    Amazing Iaito

    I'm truly in love with this product. It's important to see an excellent and fine craftsman's job.
    The expert's working in Seido, besides, help me in every detail of my order and give me support in all my needs.
    It has been an enormous pleasure and hope to buy your products as soon as possible.

    Best Regards.
    Martin.

    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 Hon Koshirae | 2.45 ~ 2.55 Shaku: ¥105,300

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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