Paul Chen Nami Iaito samurai sword 28" blade
SH5006 -- Nami Iaito Our Nami, Gorin and Tsuru iaito are a breakthrough in design and functionality. Made of a special stainless steel, they are much more durable than aluminum alloy Iaito. Steel has the “feel” of a live blade and is not prone to distort when making a practice cutting stroke. These very affordable practice swords are the ideal training tools for safely practicing the ancient art of Iaido. Study on the use of the Japanese sword is a very serious endeavor. Students of Iaido (Way of the Sword Draw) typically learn the sword using various instruments. Most likely they will begin with a bokken / bokuto (wooden sword) and then an Iaito (un-edged training sword) before handling a Shinken (live sword). Iaito swords are an integral tool in the learning process allowing students to practice with a sword with a sense of safety for themselves and for those around them. Iaito by CAS Hanwei are light (less than 2lbs.) and extremely well balanced to reduce the wear-and-tear on specific joints. The un-edged blades are crafted in 400 series stainless steel with a simulated hamon and are fully tempered to withstand repeated drawing and practice cutting strokes. Each sword blade features a bo-hi (groove), which both reduces blade weight and produces an audible feedback when practice cutting strokes are made correctly. We offer three distinct models with various fittings. Each model comes in 4 blade lengths 26”-29”. Swords Made by Hanwei. Sword Key Features: White Same w/ Black Cotton Ito & Sageo Etched Wave Tsuba, Fuchi & Kashira Copper Menuki, Habaki, Seppa & Shitodome Sword Specifications: Overall length: 39 1/2“ Blade length: 28“ Handle length: 10 3/4” Weight: 1 lb 15oz Point of Balance: 4 1/2" Width at Guard: 1.27" Width at Tip: .80" Thickness at Guard: .23" Thickness at Tip: .21" Sori: 3/4"