Practical Iaito Performance Series
Product Code: SH6000IGC
£255.00 (INC. VAT)
Performance Series: CAS/Hanwei is proud to introduce the most significant advancement in our katana line to date; the Performance Series. Featuring four distinct blade variations (Iaito, Katana, XL, and XL Light) each sword has been designed from the ground-up, with blade geometry specially adapted to the needs of each Japanese martial arts discipline. Currently offered in two formats (Tori and Practical) with more to follow, the series will feature a wide range of steels and furniture styles to meet every budget. - Our Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts community. Now with the blade geometries and profiles of the performance series and the affordability of our Practical fittings, competition-standard cutting is within the reach of the tightest budget - Iaito: Frequent Drawing Practice These unedged training blades provide for safe drawing for the beginning practitioner of the 450 year old art of Iaido. Forged from stainless steel the tempered blades are not only maintenance-free but more importantly provide the correct weight and balance needed for the rigors of repetitive drawing and sword motion practice.
Each blade has a deeply cut groove (bo-hi) to provide audible feedback when swung properly.
The tang is double pegged
Handle measures 28 cm
Price QualityChrisI chose this sword because I have used the Hanwei practical katana in the past and have always been very happy with it, although I wanted to use an iaito blade for improved safety in the dojo and less wear on the saya.
The iaito is very attractive with a pronounced temper line and curve and more importantly very well built, but what impressed me the most is that it is very well balanced and makes drawing and kata very enjoyable.
The service from Southern Swords was first rate, with a very quick delivery turn round and their prices are very competitive (up to £60 cheaper) when compared with other suppliers and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them