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Kurin Stainless Steel Iaito - Yajiri

Product code: KSS-1-C

£375.00 £337.50

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Yajiri translates as arrowhead and arrows and archery form a close bond with Japanese and Samurai culture.  Archery was the primary form of combat in Japan for centuries and was almost exclusively the projectile weapon of the warrior classes until the battle of Nagashino in 1575 where the power of the modern musket was brought to the fore.  Archery from horseback (Yabusame) and the almost meditative practice of Japanese archery (Kyudo) are a testament to the rich culture of archery which permeates Japanese culture and history. 

The Yajiri Iaito model sees Higo style Kanagu (hilt fittings) with an arrowhead design, coupled with a classic Ginko leaf motif Tsuba in blackened steel.

Kurin produce professional quality Iaido swords for the international market.  The very purpose of an Iaito is to emulate a real sword as closely as possible, whilst eliminating the danger factor involved when practicing with a 'live' blade.  These unique stainless steel Iaito fulfil that function to perfection.

Blade geometry, weight, balance, material flex and performance are all near identical to the high quality Shinken Kurin produce for advanced Iaido practice, making these Iaito the perfect option for Seitei and Koryu Iai practice.

These swords are strictly for use outside of Japan where the law proscribes the use of the superior stainless steel materials for the production of unregistered blades.

Features of these models include:

  • Iaido Blade - blades are slimmed down and have a full Hi to reduce overall weight and improve balance.
  • 430 Stainless Steel - the ideal balance between strength and flexibilty, this tempered 430 stainless steel behaves near identically to the high carbon steel found in Kurin's production Shinken and is not at risk of stress factors sometimes seen in alloy Iaito blades.
  • Mirror Polish - a huge advantage over Japanese Iaito, these blades are polished to a mirror finish.  This eliminates the risk of chrome fatigue and offers the chance to polish out damage caused by accidental contact with the floor or other blades.
  • Silver Kanagu - silver fittings in classic Japanese designs bring an additional touch of class to complete the package.

These swords do not include a stand.

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