Spare Saya for Minosaka Iaito

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This product allows you to order a spare Saya for your Minosaka Iaito.
If ordered along with a Minosaka Iaito, it will be handled as a spare Saya, meaning that the Saya will be fitted to the Iaito.

If you order this Saya alone, you will have to fit it to your Iaito yourself. Since Iaito blades are standardized, the only part that needs to be fitted is the Koiguchi (to adjust to the Habaki). This process is fairly simple. Most of the time, the Saya is made tight so you will only have to sand the inside of the koiguchi a little until it fits as desired. It may happen that the Saya is too loose. In that case, you will need to glue some wood paper inside the Koiguchi.

This Saya may or may not fit on Iaito other than Minosaka's. Ordering this product to fit with another type of blade is at your own risks.

Important: the production time will significantly increase when selecting special lacquer, Kojiri or Kurikata options. See the recap at the bottom of the page for the final production time. Orders are final, no modification accepted once an order has been forwarded to the workshop.

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 (standard) to 10 (full custom) 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 our 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.


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 and gold 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 Kojiri (optional)


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    Attention: Kojiri are not compatible with the following lacquer: Inro Yagyu SY221 and Shinobue SY206.

    The Sayajiri is usually finished with buffalo horn (synthetic material in the case of Iaito), but it is possible to replace the buffalo horn by a piece of metal called a Kojiri, which significantly reinforces the Saya.

    The classic shape of traditional Shinken Saya is slightly narrower at the end than at the koiguchi. It is therefore recommend to select a Kojiri that is slightly smaller than the fuchi.

    C-100 - Suigyu: this is not a Kojiri, but a buffalo horn reinforcment. It is made so the Saya appears to have a standard finish but strongly reinforces the Sayajiri part.

    Kojiri Technical Specifications

    For more details, please see the Kojiri collection, where each Kojiri is available as a standalone product.

    Code Name Description Dimensions Shape Material
    CM104 Higo Ishime Grainy/Stony pattern 40 mm x 18 mm Funagata Blackened copper
    CM108 Toppei Plain black 82 mm x 34 mm Naga-Kuwagata Blackened copper
    CM111 Higo Nami Wave pattern 40 mm x 18 mm Kuwagata Silver plated brass

    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.

    The standard Sageo length is 220 cm. Only the silk Sageo is available in 240 cm.

    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.

    Recommended Accessories

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    Iaito Carry Bag Kanoko -10%
    Double Iaito Carry Bag (Synthetic Leather) -10%
    Synthetic Leather Iaito Bag (made in Japan) -10%
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    Nishijin Weaving Traditional Iaito Bag

    Made in Japan

    Material: Synthetic silk and Cotton

    Length: 136 cm | Width : 16 cm | Weight: 180 g

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

    This "Nishijin-ori" style bag satisfies the practitioners seeking a cover with a 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.

    The classic model (purple) is 7,000 JPY, and the deluxe version is 9,800 JPY.

    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 the weaving, the forms, the colours and fabrics.

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    Attention: logo embroidery must be discussed prior to placing your order. Undiscussed demands will be ignored and refunded without notice.

    Synthetic Leather Iaito Bag

    Made in Japan

    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.)
    For more information about Japanese embroidery, please consult the page "How to Choose your Japanese Embroidery".

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    Kanoko Weaving Iaito Bag

    Made in Japan

    Material: Cotton, Polyester

    Length: 111 cm 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".

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    Synthetic Leather Iaito Double Bag

    Made in Japan

    Material: Synthetic leather

    Length: 117 cm  |  Weight: ~650 g

    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".

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    Clarino High End Leather Imitation Iaito Bag

    Made in Japan

    Material: Cotton, Polyester

    Length: 111 cm Weight: ~350 g

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

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    • 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 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

    Spare Saya for Minosaka Iaito: ¥19,000
    Blade Length: ¥0
    Blade Length: ¥0
    Blade Hamon: ¥0
    Blade Groove: ¥0
    Blade Hamon: ¥0
    Blade Groove: ¥0
    Blade Engraving (optional): ¥0
    Tsuba: ¥0
    Habaki & Seppa: ¥0
    Habaki & Seppa: ¥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 Koiguchi (optional): ¥0
    Saya Kurikata (optional): ¥0
    Saya Kurikata (optional): ¥0
    Saya Kojiri (optional): ¥0
    Sageo: ¥0
    Sageo: ¥0

    Accessories

    1 x Nishijin Weaving Iaito Bag: ¥6,750
    1 x Iaito Carry Bag (Synthetic Leather): ¥4,950
    1 x Iaito Carry Bag (Kanoko Padded): ¥5,850
    1 x Double Iaito Carry Bag (Synthetic Leather): ¥10,800
    1 x Clarino Iaito Carry Bag: ¥12,150
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