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TOZANDO SUZAKU Custom Workshop Iaito
Tozando SUZAKU Custom Workshop Iaito


 
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Tsuka

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One and Only Made-in-Kyoto Iaito

Tozando’s custom made Suzaku Iaito—sword for Iaido—looks, feels, and weighs the same as a live blade (Shinken). A big feature of our Suzaku blades is that they are not made from the usual sand casting method used for producing most imitation swords. Instead, we adopted a special reinforced GT metal blade made through highly precise gravity casting.

Special Blade Exclusively for Iaido

Special reinforcement GT metal was especially developed for our blades. Not only are they balanced better than diecast blades, they are highly functional and the best quality available for Iaido. This GT metal has a superior tensile strength and elasticity compared to other alloys used for Iaito in the past. The specific gravity of GT metal is also rather light and isn’t susceptible to stress corrosion, so it can be said that it is an alloy that is most suitable for making Iaito.

Adopting the Best Method

For casting the blade we chose to use the gravity casting method, this is because the sandcasting method used by other manufacturers in the past is actually quite unreliable. When sandcasting a blade you pour the molten metal into a cast made with hardened sand, not only does the result of the sandcasting vary slightly each time due to the sand loosing it’s shape, but also as the metal takes longer to cool, it increases the chances of hidden cavities inside the blade, making it prone to producing defects.

Reason for Polishing by Hand

After the blade has been casted, each blade is meticulously hand-polished by our craftsmen. Considering the work efficiency, there might be more effective ways to rapidly polish each blade by machine, however, by polishing each blade by hand our craftsmen can bring out the most of the individual personalities and details of each blade and remove any defective products, leaving only the highest quality blades to be used for making Iaito.

No-nonsense Hi Carving

The Hi-groove that greatly affects the sound and feedback of the Iaito is also carved by hand. One of the big differences between a conventional Iaito blade and the Iaito blade for the Suzaku series is the shape of the hi-groove. Up until now all Iaito blades had a hi-groove that are tapered in both end of the groove to save time during the polishing process. However, no matter which reference book you look in you won’t find any authentic Japanese swords who has a groove with such a shape, so even though it takes more than twice the effort and time, we decided to use a more realistic Marudome Hi-groove with a Shinken Hi for our blade. Among all the available Iaito on the market today only the Suzaku series has this kind of Shinken Hi-groove by default, this might be why the Suzaku Iaito looks and feels like an authentic Japanese sword at first glance, a result of the effort put into making the blade by our craftsmen.

Proudly Made in Kyoto

In this way almost all parts of the Suzaku series Iaito are made in Kyoto, each and every part reflecting the spirit of craftsmanship that Kyoto is known for. As our craftsmen are also highly ranked Iaido practitioners, they do not only look at each sword as craftsmen, but also as Iaido practitioners, ensuring the highest quality by testing each sword before shipping them to the customer. This is why each sword has a serial number carved on the Nakago to ensure the quality of each batch of sword blades, infusing them with the soul and pride of the craftsmen. Even Mr. Kuwano Toshiro who is a well-known master Saya craftsman who have experiences with handling national treasure class swords, praised the Suzaku Iaito, saying that it was “very well done and praiseworthy”.

Why Not Try Suzaku Iaito Sword?

You will be able to tell the difference between Tozando’s custom made Suzaku Iaito sword and standard imitation swords as soon as you take one to hand. Our quality swords are not only praised as the best in the business by practitioners of Iaido and Battodo, but also have a fantastic reputation as props in samurai movies. People who are thinking of getting their own sword, and those who already have one, be sure to try out a Tozando custom made Suzaku Iaito sword.

Also read behind-the-scenes story of Suzaku on our blog about Suzaku series Iaito sword.

Features
  • Blade made of special reinforcement GT metal exclusively made for Iaido sword
  • Gravity casting for high precision metal casting for the blade
  • Blade available up to 2.50 Shaku
  • Shinken style Hi groove
  • Traditional Marutome Hi grooves(for 2.40 Shaku or long), Kakinagashi Hi grooves(for 2.38 Shaku or shorter)
  • Perfectly fitted Habaki
  • Tightly wrapped Tsukamaki by Tsukamaki craftsman
  • Serial number on Nakago
  • Iron Tsuba
  • Brass or copper Fuchi/Kashira
  • Brass Menuki
  • Stingray skin Tsukasame
  • Hand-shaved bamboo Mekugi peg
  • Made in Kyoto

Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 12 Write a review.

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Two Suzaku Custom Iaito October 1, 2017
Reviewer: Jovi from Woerden, Utrecht Netherlands  
A bit late, but Tozando and this product deserved a review.
I ordered two of these a little before the summer, one for me and one for my fellow student.
We both ordered one to our own customizations and they're perfect for us in the way we each want it. The the blades feel amazing and the finishing is great: neat and sturdy.
Tozando Customer service was also very helpful in helping us make our decision, they deserve praise.

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Suzaku iaiti September 25, 2017
Reviewer: Siewert Baar from Groningen Netherlands  
Very good quality with a lot of options. Quick delivery.

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A Thing of Beauty September 16, 2017
Reviewer: Nate T. from Iowa, United States  
I have been using my SUZAKU custom made iaito for six months now  and have greatly improved on my form. I am most satisfied on the quality and attention to detail. I am so grateful for all that the Kyoto team has done in making the highest of quality iaito I have come across.  It's tough to keep from waxing poetic on how awesome this iaito is.

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The blade is amazing, saya not so much. August 4, 2017
Reviewer: Pelin Ayaz from New York, NY United States  
Tozando is amazing. Customer service is #1 and they are the nicest. They worked with me on this Iaito in great detail. Due to my size and the style I am practicing I needed a shorter blade and tsuka which wasn't offered as a part of their customization but they have worked with me making it to my specifications and the blade is perfect. This is why I don't understand why they would send this saya with it that doesn't even fit (too tight at the  Koiguchi) and way too long for the length of my blade. I had to sand paper it so that it is at least ok. So 5 star customer service - 5 star blade and a 2 star saya.

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Best iaito July 20, 2017
Reviewer: Danaigun Jongfuangprinya from Bangkok, Bungkum Thailand  
I ordered extra light blade and it came to me with perfect quality, my iaido skill improved a lot with this iaito, thank to tozando

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