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Musha Musashi Miyamoto Iaito

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(5 customer reviews)


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The Musha Miyamoto Iaito features a blunt carbon steel blade with etched hamon and a bo-hi groove. The tsuba is made of blackened steel in the familiar Musashi dual ring style. The grip is wood wrapped in ray skin and black cotton cord. The handle is double pegged to the blade tang allowing the sword to be disassembled. The included saya is made of wood with a matte black finish. Includes a black sword bag.

Overall Length39 1/4''
Blade Length28 1/4''
Weight2 lb 1.8 oz
Width31.2 mm
Thickness6.6 mm - 4.3 mm
P.O.B.6 1/16''
Grip Length9 7/8''
Blade [1045 High Carbon Steel]
Country of OriginChina

5 reviews for Musha Musashi Miyamoto Iaito

  1. Dylan

    I love it I got one from another site and its a fine training sword can take hits like a champ, its a good price for what you get !

  2. Damir

    Fantastic product! If you are getting into Iaido, or picking it back up, this iaito is the perfect starter for your new martial pursuit. It is balanced, has the right amount of weight, and is built like a tank. For the price, you will not settle for anything with this one–you are getting a lot of sword for your money. Prompt service and delivery by the fine folks at KoA round up this deal in the exceptional category. Bravo!

  3. Levig808

    Nice sword Got this sword for my 7 year old. He loves it. For the price it’s a very nice sword.

  4. hellbuck (verified owner)

    Heavy, well built, and simply beautiful all around. Obviously this isn’t made to cut anything, but for what it is, $70 is a steal. Magnificent piece!

  5. Grahame Beresford (verified owner)

    I bought a munitions-grade Miyamoto Musashi iaito to practice iaido, so I knew that it was going to be imperfect. It arrived today (after about a week), and tried it out. Overall, I’m very happy with it.

    The Bad (keeping in mind that it’s munitions-grade):
    The kashira (pommel cap) came loose after a few minutes, and it looks like the ito (wrap) at that end of the tsuka (hilt) wasn’t connected or tied properly. I took a few minutes and figured out how to tuck it under the wrap for now, and this weekend I may glue it down. Speaking of the ito, it was not tied very tightly. I mean, it wasn’t horrible, and is definitely usable as-is, but it could and should be tighter (although if it wasn’t, I wouldn’t have been able to tuck in the loose end that keeps the kashira in place). In some areas I could see the edges of the rayskin panels showing in the corners of the diamonds. The saya is coated in a matte black paint, and it looks nice, but it does scratch easily. The Musashi-style tsuba look like it was painted black originally, but at some point got dinged up and someone covered the dings or paint chips with black permanent marker. Again, definitely not a dealbreaker, because I wasn’t expecting a museum piece. This is meant to be a functional tool for me to practice swordsmanship at home.

    The Good:
    It’s a steel sword, and it’s very affordable. The weight feels a lot more evenly distributed than my bokuto (which I’ve been practicing with up until this point), and the point of balance is about 5″ in front of the tsuba. The geometry is very nice, and the blade finish feels really smooth. Since it’s an iaito, there’s no edge on the blade, but you can tell that it’ll take one pretty easily. I mentioned the tsukaito was not very tight, and that’s actually a good thing. I’ve been wanting to learn how to do tsukamaki (the art of wrapping the sword hilt) on my own, but I didn’t want to take the ito off of my shinken to do it. This is a perfect alternative. Not only will I be able to add all of the fittings (tsuba, menuki, fusha, and kashira) that I want for a customized sword, I can also wrap it in the colour of my choosing. That said, the black cotton ito that comes with the sword is soft and very comfortable.

    If you decide to get this iaito in this condition, just know what you’re going to get. If you’re looking for a project piece to learn how to refit a katana or learn tsukamaki like me, or if you’re just looking for a beater, this is a great option. If it turns out to be more of a hassle than its worth, I’m only out $55.

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