Best iaito i have purchased. I had my iaito made in a classic style with no bohi to give it a more real feel. The people at minosaka took the time to polish the shinogi-ji so there is a sharp contrast between the shinogi and hira-ji which i love and have had difficulty finding sword makers to do. i also asked for a thinner ryugo shaped tsuka which was executed to perfection. The Kojiri was laminated into the saya rather than simply place over the top of the saya and is beautifully done. the balance is remarkable even without the bohi. All the silver fittings are beyond gorgeous and fit perfectly. I had the traditional suguha hamon made which gives it a very classic look. i was going for a look of a katana you would see the late great Hashizo Okawa wield in a classic Toei chambara film and they nailed it. But the most suprising aspect of this iaito of is even without a bohi i still get some audible feedback which i thought was impossible. sincere thanks to Minosaka&Tozando
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