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Hon Koshirae Deluxe Iaito
High-end Iaito, fully made-to-order in Japan
The Hon Koshirae is a heavy Iaito specially designed to suit the needs of advanced practitioners. The blades are replicas from the 17th century Kanbun Shinto. This is the most popular model among advanced practitioners because of its excellent value. Ideal for kata training or suburi practice, this model is not recommended for beginners due to its particularly heavy weight.
The deluxe Hon Koshirae is fitted with Japanese silk Tsukaito and Sageo and gold- or silver-plated Habaki and Seppa. Silk offers a better durability compared to cotton and it allows to keep the iaito for many years before having to refurbish the Tsukaito. Like for the "Classic" version, the Kanagu can be customized and the Saya comes with two additional models (optional), the "Super Deluxe" Fuji Kuroro and the Same Kuroro. Particular attention has been paid to details during the realization of this high-end model.
This Iaito is handmade in Japan at the "Minosaka" forge using 100% Japanese materials. All accessories such as Tsuba, Menuki, Saya, etc. are also produced in Japan in traditional workshops specialized in the manufacturing of accessories for Shinken (real katana).
Blade length : 2.20 to 2.70 shaku (66.6 to 81.8 cm)
(2.70 shaku is the technical maximum for this type of blade.)
Hamon : 4 types to choose from
> Each type is declined in several variations to prevent identical models.
- Habaki : Muji, Shonai or Yujo. Gold- or silver-plated.
- Seppa : Gold- or silver-plated.
Tsuba : Copper of forged steel - 18 models to choose form.
> There are 2 lines of Tsuba: "Classic" and "Deluxe" (additional costs involved).
- Menuki : Brass or Aluminium - 14 models to choose form.
Tsuka Length : 8 to 10 sun (22.7 to 30.2 cm)
> The extention of the Tsuka depends particularly on the hands size and the desired balance according to the length of the blade. This option involves additional charges.
- Tsukasame : Ray skin - White or black
- Tressage : Hinerimaki (standard)
- Tsukaito : Japanese Silk -
- Sageo : Japanese Silk -
Laquage Saya : Magnolia wood. Classic or deluxe coating - 15 finishes to choose from
> 3 lines of coating available: "Classics", "Deluxe" and "Super Deluxe", subject to extra charges.
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
- Blade length : 2.20 to 2.70 shaku (66.6 to 81.8 cm)