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TOZANDO SUZAKU Custom Workshop Iaito

Tozando SUZAKU Custom Workshop Iaito

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Attention Customers from Brazil: due to Brazilian custom regulations, we are not able to offer Free Shipping on Iaito at the moment.
Please contact us beforehand to know about applicable shipping fees.
Taka Tsuba for this Koshirae has been out of stock and we are expecting this Tsuba to be re-stocked around April.
Wakasa Saya has also been out of stock and we are expecting this Saya back around the end of May.
Please note that we need a longer lead time in the case you request either item above and we deeply apologize for the inconvenience in advance.

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The "Kyoto Japan" Mark is endorsed by the Kyoto Industry Development Consortium and is given to companies that protects and develops the traditional craftsmanship in Kyoto, domestically and overseas.
List Price: $810.00
Our Price: $625.44
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Important Notice: Some options (like special Saya lacquering) might increase delay

Availability: Usually Ships in 4 to 6 Weeks
Product Code: 000-IT999

The following items are included with this product:


S.Blade Length*:

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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

S.Tsuka-maki Material*:

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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Tsuka-maki Material option


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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Tsuka-same

S.Tsuka Length*:

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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Tsuka Length

S.Menuki Position*:

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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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S.Kurigata Shitodome*:

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S.Sword Weight*:

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Sword Weight

S.Sword Bag Option*:

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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Bag Option

S.Cleaning Kit Option*:

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Suzaku Custom Iaito Sword Cleaning Kit


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E

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: Average Customer Review: 5 of 5 5 of 5 Total Reviews: 56 Write a review.

  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 Overall, very satisfied June 25, 2020
Reviewer: Jason Nikoley from Kempner, Texas United States  
I have almost nothing bad to say. The iaido is perfectly balanced like a real sword, the fittings and appearance are very nice. The only negative thing that comes to mind is the Sageo could be better quality. Otherwise, I’m happy with all other fitments and shipping was quicker than I expected to come to USA from Japan. I have some real Nihonto, and this “fake” sword will be cherished and regarded with nearly the same regard. Overall, the fitment and materials pay respect to the Japanese Sword.

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 June 20, 2020
Reviewer: Boris Svechinsky from New York, New York United States  
I’m very happy that i have your iaito.

Thank you very much!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
5 of 5 Just Excellent June 9, 2020
Reviewer: Angel Ivanov from Sofia, Sofia-City Bulgaria  
I decided on this for my first Iaito. I didn't know exactly what I need and since I was unsure about the lengths I left a comment. Customer service contacted me and very patiently helped me decide on what the correct lengths should be. The Iaito arrived exactly when it was supposed to. It looked and felt better than what I could've hoped for and it still feels great each time I use it.

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5 of 5 Top quality, excellent customer service June 7, 2020
Reviewer: Shawn Anderson from Castro Valley, CA United States  
Just got my custom Iaito....it is a work of art! Perfectly balanced - it feels great!! HUGE improvement over my other one (not from Tozando). Highly recommend them. Excellent communication, fantastic customer service!! Customer for life!

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  0 of 0 people found the following review helpful:
4 of 5 SUZAKU Custom Iaito - Fittings great; blade bent April 18, 2020
Reviewer: LW from Canada  
First impressions were very good; this sword was made to my order within 6 weeks! The fittings are well done. The tsuka wrap is quite tight with just slight movement in some spots. The saya is well done.
When I removed the blade from the saya it looked quite nice and the sword felt great! The polish is nice, a little different than other brands. The Kogunome-Chouji hamon is beautiful, I love it. The kissaki shape is very close to that pictured for this hamon on the order page.
Then disappointment. The blade was not straight. It arced to the left (omote) enough to move the tip off-center by 17mm.
I contacted customer service and they arranged to have the sword returned for repair at their expense. It was adjusted and returned to me within a few weeks.
The blade had been adjusted much closer to straight, but now has a slight ‘S’ curve to it. Good enough I guess. I was expecting a straight sword, however.
Would give 3.5 stars if possible.

Customer Service 6 stars (Thanks SG!).

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