from Mississauga, Ontario Canada
This iaito is absolutely superb. The fit and finish of the sword is very good, and very tight where it needs to be, especially the tsuka and tsuba.
The sword itself is quite heavy for an iaito, but still quite balanced and very manageable, making for very good strength training in addition to cutting form. Additionally, despite being a bit "deeper", the tachikaze is still very clear and pronounced.
The metal kurikata was a very well received bonus, and the rest of the fittings are wonderful as well.
I was going to order a Tozando Habahiro model at first, but this Dotanuki is an absolute pleasure to use, and I would recommend this to anybody who would like a sword much more substantial than a regular size/weight iaito, or even a Habahiro model.
As a side note, the free shipping and financing plan were incredibly useful, as I am a college student.
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