Yo-mani Kampfkunstzubehör, the shop for original Japanese martial arts equipment, also offers iaito, Japanese swords, for iaido training in standard configuration which also can be customized for almost every budget. All swords are made in Japan by experienced sword craftsmen and are obtained directly from a Japanese company with a long tradition (est. 1887).
Maybe you've found some internet shops with iaito which look at first glance almost identically but for a low-price. Bear in mind that the most important thing for a high quality iaito sword is the craftsmanship and there will be huge differences between the craftsmen of each supplier.
Some iaito we maintain in stock and we're offering them in our shop for immediate purchase. If you’d like to order a different iaito, the delivery time will be between 6 to 10 weeks.
The length of the blade is measured like the Japanese system "Shaku/Sun/Bu", it’s a straight line from the tip of the kissaki to the munemachi (where the habaki fits into the back of the blade, about 2 cm - 2,5 cm in front of the tsuba.
You can use the following chart for a general idea of the needed length, but it would be better if you could test some swords of your training partners to find out the correct length or you can test it with a bokutoh by drawing it just like a iaito and checking where your maximum draw length is.
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All iaito that are offered on this site are suitable for the practice of iaido. Although they look like real Japanese swords, they are made from a cast aluminium-zinc alloy, have a blunt edge, cannot be sharpened and are not suitable for any type of contact or cutting practice. All swords come with wooden handle covered with real ray skin, the blade has a bo-hi, the fittings are of good quality and well assembled, so these iaito are also suited for display purposes.
We are ordering all swords directly from Japan, the shipping to you always will be from Germany to your country. So within the EU you won’t have any additional customs clearance, VAT is already included in our prices. If you come from outside of the EU you will be responsible for the customs clearance in your own country.
If you’ll order in a group or for your dojo you can get a discount for orders of
2 swords at once 5%
3 swords or more at once 10%
Ask us for details!
(Dotanuki Mogitoh with dark blue leather tsuka ito)