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Minosaka Brand - Custom Shinto Higo Koshirae

'Minosaka' Brand - Custom Shinto Higo Koshirae
The Iaito in the pictures use Brown Silk Tsuka-ito and Hon Chaishime for the Saya.

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*Please note that the Kissaki for this model is different to those pictured. It is less tapered and broader. Also due to the craftsman who made them retiring the Kuyomon Mokko and Maru tsuba are no longer available.

This Shinto Higo Koshirae model is carefully handcrafted only by the sword craftsman who has at least 15 years of swordmaking experience to create the superb quality sword.

The Tsuka handle is shaped in Ryugo style for easy gripping.

Wide blade, made of zinc/aluminum alloy*, gives the exellent balance and feeling you can only get with the Shinken sword. The blade length is available up to 2.70 Shaku. Weighs approx. 980g without saya. Made in Japan.

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Average Customer Review: Average Customer Review: 4.5 of 5 4.5 of 5 Total Reviews: 7 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
3 of 5 Minosaka Custom Shinto Higo Koshirae May 28, 2018
Reviewer: Henrique Duarte from Kaneohe, Hawaii United States  
One thing I'm disappointed with is that this Iaito has in the pictures and People's reviews thai at has a particular long Kissaki, mine came with a very small Kissaki so I'm disappointed in this and also I would of like to have a longer Sageo, 240 cm instead of 220 cm.

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5 of 5 Quality is great, feels very balanced. May 7, 2018
Reviewer: Anonymous Person from United States  
This iaito is very well  balanced. All the fittings are tight, although there is a slight sound when it goes into the saya. This may go away with more use. I like the slightly heavier feel of this iaito and look forward to practicing with it.

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  3 of 3 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Excellent Iaito that feels like a Nihonto March 27, 2013
Reviewer: Felipe from São Paulo, SP Brazil  
Been using this iaito for 2 years, time will give the koshirae a nice antique look but most important it won't become loose.

The exclusive ryugo tsuka with silk ito is very comfortable to hold.

The most unique aspect of this iaito it's the blade, it's very thick and weights 980g (2.45 shaku) with the koshirae mounted, the balance is well distributed across the blade and it feels excellent for its weight, it's easy to make big perfect cuts with this iaito and it won't wobble in the air like some lighter iaitos, the kissaki is much more pointy and sharp than other iaitos, it looks much better and produces a nice cutting sound in the air.

Overall this is a excellent quality iaito designed for somebody who wants a iaito that feels like a Nihonto, it's expensive but it will last for years, however I don't recommend it for someone who is new to iaido because of it's weight, unless you already tried your classmate's standard iaitos and feel you want something more heavy and realistic.

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5 of 5 great as expected July 6, 2012
Reviewer: Petr Hoffmann from Praha 7, Prague Czech Republic  
After two months of intensive practice I can say it is a perfect sword for me. I wanted something heavier than many of my classmates own, something more like my teacher's live-blade sword hand-made in Japan. Though his one is even slightly heavier, regarding the overall feeling I can say they are quite close to each other. I ordered the silk version, the touch is very pleasant (be prepared it will get very dark, though, also when it gets wet, the feeling is..quite..you know that feeling..:-), however, I don't like the skin so I went with the silk). The blade is well balanced as far as I can say.

BTW before I lent a sword from my teacher - and it was a many years old one from Tozando as well :)

Overall, I'm very happy to order my first iaito from Tozando. And particularly to have this one despite it's higher price. When I first saw it I actually know this is something I can consider to be connected with my soul. Should I buy something else, I would be thinking about it forever :-)

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5 of 5 Quality Iaito March 30, 2011
Reviewer: Ianis Abtroun from Gentilly, Val-De-Marne France  
The balance of this Iaito is most excellent   , the weight is satisfactory since i was weary of a too light Iaito , here it's closer to a real blade's  feel   .

The  quality of the fittings is first rate , everything is tightly assembled  and sober ,  i'm really delighted to have purchased this Iaito  and can only advise people to do so as it exceeded my expectations  .
Thank you Tozando

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