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  Legend - Tsukahara Bokuden Rai Kunitoshi Koshirae
The Legend Series: Tsukahara Bokuden Rai Kunitoshi Koshirae

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Our Price: ¥149,900.00

Availability: Usually Ships in 4 to 6 Weeks
Product Code: 340-TKS260

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Tsukahara Bokuden was a famous swordsman of the civil war period, widely known as the sword saint. He was the founder of a new Kashima style, and served as an instructor of Shogun Ashikaga Yoshiteru. He learned the Tenshin Shôden Katori Shinto ryu school and traveled throughout Japan to face most of the skillful and knowledgeable swordsmen those days. After allegedly receiving a divine inspiration from Takemikazuchi no kami, the deity of Kashima Shrine, he named his martial system as Kashima Shinto ryu. He was often fond of using a sword made by Rai Kunitoshi, a son of Rai Kuniyuki. Rai Kunitoshi is referred as Niji Kunitoshi (i.e. "two-character Kunitoshi"). Commonly his work is in the same style of Kuniyuki and yet many consider Rai Kunitoshi's sword is more elegant and less flamboyant than his father's, often featuring suguba and a tapering sugata.

This kahara Bokuden Rai Kunitoshi Koshirae features the extraordinary big and unique Awabi style Tsuba, nicely reproduced from the legendary Tsuba craftsman, Nobuiye. The black gloss finished Sendan Kizami Saya features the bold O-Kuwagata style Kojiri. Fuchi/Kashira and Menuki feature a powerful tigers in gold color.
  • A sand-casted, reinforced zinc/aluminum alloy extra wide blade with reproduction of Rai Kunitoshi's Hamon
  • Single grooved Hi
  • Approximately 845 gram without the Saya(for 2.45 Shaku)
  • Black leather Tsuka Hinerimaki wrapping over white stingray skin
  • Blackened brass Fuchi/Kashira with gold-plated Taketora(tiger in bambo bushes) theme
  • Blackened extra big iron Awabi Tsuba, reproduced from the original Nobuiye's Tsuba
  • Brass Menuki with tigers theme
  • Black gloss Sendan Kizami Saya with copper O-Kuwagata Kojiri
  • Handmade in Japan

Average Customer Review: 4 of 5 Total Reviews: 1 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
This iaito would be perfect for the price worth October 16, 2014
Reviewer: Eduardo Atayde from Ambilly, Haute-Savoie France  
This sword has a perfect balance (I love how it sounds when cut air)and a stunning style.  The negative is that I ordered the iaito 2.50 shaku and 2 months after a person at the store told me: "Regarding your Iaito, I have communicated with our craftsman.
He said he had great difficulty to proceed with 2.50 shaku blade.
He also said that if the customer would accept to change the blade to 2.45 shaku, he would be able to assemble the sword right away".

I accepted the proposal and then when I saw the blade of the iaito had a scratch on the left side about 24cm (middle of the blade and below the hamon). I think it's a construction. Is why I say "this iaito would be perfect for the price worth".

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