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Minosaka Iaito - Higo Koshirae

Product code: MS-3


Minosaka are a famous Japanese Iaito manufacturer with decades of experience in producing swords built specially for Iaido practice.

Our new range of Higo Koshirae Iaito are specifically produced with lightweight blades to suit the modern Iaido market.  Superior quality detailed steel Tsuba coupled with cotton Ito, simple yet striking hilt fittings and excellent assembly and overall finish, make these Iaito an excellent starting point for any Iaidoka.  These pieces also feature a laquered high gloss black Saya and 7 Shaku cotton Sageo.

Weights will vary with length and also from exact piece to piece, as all swords are hand finished.  An average weight for a sword of this model is between 750-820g approximately.

These swords are in stock and ready to dispatch pending our final inspection.  Dispatch can be made within 1-3 days on average and dependant on receipt of practitioner paperwork (UK only).


Please take time to read through our terms and conditions, especially section 7 with regards to sword purchases. You can view these via this link - terms & info.

To buy a sword in the UK you will need to provide Nine Circles with copies of documents including proof of identity, address and membership of a bona fide martial arts group. For full details of our requirements please email us.


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Average Rating (3 Reviews): 5 Stars

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  • Fantastic Iaido blade
    Review left by:
    Terry McLaren
    Rating: 5 Stars

    My sword arrived yesterday super quick, four working days including the day I placed my order. Customer service was great thanks to Martyn. I trained last night with the Iaito and it handles really well. Its finish and quality for the price is superb. I'm really pleased with it. Thank you.

  • Great Iaito
    Review left by:
    Ewan Bauld
    Rating: 5 Stars

    I am a kendoaka primarily, the shinai is a representation of the katana. To further my study I needed an iaito to appreciate what kendo is. How to cut, how to hold the shinai (based on the katana), how I can relax to deliver a good cut. Martyn at Nine circles has provided me with an excellent iaito, along with fantastic advice and exceptionally quick service. Iai or kendo I thoroughly recommend this sword, Thank you.

  • Great sword for Edo !
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    Rating: 5 Stars

    Good quality and well balanced iaito. 815 gr for 2, 50 shaku is nice for training. 9C delivery in two days in France. Many Thanks to customer service. Japanese spirit is here...

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