Nosyudo: The Finest Japanese Iaito

Posted On: 11 January 2023

Nosyudo swords originate from Seki City in the southern part of Gifu Prefecture, known for its rich history and cultural traditions, including its history of sword-making. Seki City has been famous for its sword production since the Kamakura period, about 700 years ago.


Using traditional Japanese techniques and methods nurtured in this ancient province, Nosyudo is a specialist producer of high-quality blades and their Iaito represent the finest quality Japanese Iaito available on the global market today.


Nosyudo takes great pride in the craftsmanship of its Iaido swords, using traditional Japanese sword-making techniques passed down through generations. Each sword is carefully crafted by skilled artisans using the highest quality materials, ensuring that the swords are not only functional but also aesthetically pleasing.


Nosyudo Iaito are made using a sand-casting method, resulting in a strong, consistent and reliable blade.  Created using their own special alloy blend, Nosyudo swords offer the ultimate balance of strength and flexibility, making them extremely resilient to breakage and fulfilling their core purpose as a safe, reliable practice solution.


At Nine Circles, we offer both ready made Iaito solutions, held in stock and available to dispatch immediately, and custom made options for those looking to build their perfect training companion.


From stock we currently offer classic Tokujo models in standard weight and Keiryo (lightweight) models with a slim, low profile blade style:


Classic Tokujo – Standard Weight



Keiryo  - Lightweight



If you are in the market to build your dream sword, Nosyudo offer a wide range of customisation options, allowing customers to create a truly unique piece that reflects their personal style and preferences. Customers can choose from more than 450 components (giving a possible 4,183,095,769,403,555,000,000,000 combinations!)


Nine Circles works as a bridge between our customers and the skilled artisans manufacturing your Iaito in Seki. It's so easy to start creating your perfect Iaito using one of our templates, simply check out the options available for the Silver and Brass Nosyudo models.


Custom Made - Silver




Custom Made - Brass




The average lead time for these Iaito is between 10-14 weeks and they come complete with their Nosyudo manufacturing certificate, detailing sword specifications and authenticity.


Nosyudo is known for its commitment to excellence and attention to detail, making it one of the most respected Iaito sword manufacturers in Japan. In our opinion Nosyudo are making the best Iaito on the global market and their products are sought after by practitioners all around the world.  In short you can purchase with complete confidence.


If you have any questions before ordering your Nosyudo Iaito, don’t hesitate to contact us!