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TOZANDO SUZAKU Custom Workshop Iaito
Tozando SUZAKU Custom Workshop Iaito

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Iaito That is Second to None

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Our Price: $698.20
Sale Price: $628.38
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Availability: Usually Ships in 2 to 4 Weeks
Product Code: 000-IT999

The following items are included with this product:


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Blade Length


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Blade Hamon



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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Tsuba


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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Fuchi/Kashira


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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Menuki


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Suzaku Custom Habaki Option


S.Tsuka-maki Style*:

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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Tsuka-maki Style

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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Tsuka-maki Material


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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Tsuka-same

S.Tsuka Length*:

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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Tsuka Length

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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Menuki Position


S.Saya Lacquer*:

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NOTE: Kanzegumi style Sageo will not fit Kurigata Shitodome

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Sword Weight

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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Bag Option

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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Cleaning Kit


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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.
  • 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: 19 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
Tozando Suzaku Custom Iaito February 4, 2018
Reviewer: Nino Pinto from Groningen, Groningen Netherlands  
I needed  a new Iaito because Ryushin Shouchi Ryu techniques require a much shorter blade. This time I chose for a Suzaku custom because I heard mostly positive feedback about the brand.

The details on the Iaito are magnificent. The tsuka is wrapped securely and neatly, the blade is straight and the tsuka fits my hands perfectly. The craftsman also got the balance of the Iaito spot on.

Communication with Tozando is always good and as soon as the Iaito was finished I received my package in about 3 days (from Japan to the Netherlands). I can really recommend Tozando to everyone. Thank you again Tozando!

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Perfectly crafted Iaito December 31, 2017
Reviewer: Sebastian Steininger from Muenchen, Bavaria Germany  
I received the Iaito five weeks after placing my order. It met my specifications exactly, the quality is very high, the sword as a whole is well balanced, beautifully crafted, and the blade produces a full and deep cutting sound which gives excellent feedback during kata.

Top service, top delivery, top quality!

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Great Iaito sword! December 20, 2017
Reviewer: Herbert from Germany  
As soon as I opened the box, I noticed that this sword was completely different from other Iaito in the market. The Tsuka was firmly wrapped just like the antique masterpiece and Mekugi was installed vertically just like a genuine Samurai sword while most Iaito's Mekugi are installed diagonally. Not only is the blade beautiful but perfectly balanced. I can keep on and on and on with this Suzaku. Great job, Tozando!

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Très satisfaite November 26, 2017
Reviewer: NICOLE DELAPORTE from PAMIERS, Occitanie France  
Tozando m'a été conseillé par un pratiquant de iaido. Bien que je débute cet art martial à 52 ans, j'ai voulu un iaito destiné à un pratiquant  "avancé", afin qu'il m'accompagne aussi longtemps que je pratiquerai, qui me ressemble, donc personnalisé.
Je pratique aussi l'escrime au sein de l'école Tenshin Shoden Katori Shinto Ryu, Hatakeyama ha, et mon senseï dit qu'il est bien équilibré.
Je ne suis pas déçue  par la qualité, la finition et, même si ce n'est qu'un iaito, je suis fière de le montrer.

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Custom iaito November 17, 2017
Reviewer: David Tan from Singapore, Singapore Singapore  
The customer support email responses have been superb, polite and swift to my enquires. The iaito I purchased was customized and I was naturally happy with the arrival. The blade was straight and well polished. However I noticed the sageo (cotton blue in color) was rather dull and I can fine with that. ALthough the tsuka ito is tightly wrapped, it doesn’t look as new as the picture shown. The tsuka looks as if it was used heavily and that the threadings are blurred as on caompared the sageo condition on the saya. That was more upsetting for me.

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