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Meijin Iaito


The Meijin katana is classified by CAS/Hanwei as an iaito. While not designed for sword-on-sword contact or actual test cutting, we do not consider this to be a practice sword. The blade is forged-folded T10 high-carbon steel with grooves (bo-hi) on both sides of the blade, which allows for a lighter blade and audible feedback when swung. The blade is differentially tempered using a traditional claying method and has a beautiful grain pattern (hada) with visible layers. The tsuka is wrapped in genuine ray skin (same) and the tsuka-ito is premium black Japanese cotton. The black iron square tsuba, fuchi, & kashira are done in a "Turbulent Ocean" motif. The habaki is a one-piece brass construction. The saya is done in a beautiful black matte striped finish going the whole length of the scabbard and the sageo is black cotton. The Meijin Iaito represents the pinnacle of production quality for Iaito swords.

  • Hanwei Forge Paul Chen Iaito
  • Brass turbulent ocean theme Fuchi/Kashira
  • Turbulent ocean theme iron tsuba
  • Silver Menuki
  • Black cotton tsuka ito
  • Genuine same (rayskin) inlay
  • Black lacquer saya
  • Differentially tempered forged folded hi-carbon steel blade
  • Blade length:  28"
  • Handle length:   10 1/2"
  • Overall length:  39 1/2"
  • Weight:  2lb
  • Point of Balance:  5"
  • Width at Guard:  1.22"
  • Width at Tip:  .80"
  • Thickness at Guard:  .26"
  • Thickness at Tip:  .19"
  • Sori:  3/4"
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