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New iaito pics

posted 25 May 2011, 19:50 by Josh MacDonald   [ updated 28 Dec 2011, 13:49 ]
Here are a few pics of the iaito that I had commissioned. The fit and finish are excellent abd the polish is well above par for a sword in this price range.
Why? Well, I opted for a cotton wrap instead of silk and kept most of the fittings pretty simple. But the main reason is the blade. In fact, it's a reject. There is a small hagire (crack at the edge) which occured durring the heat treatment. This makes the sword useless (and unsafe) for cutting but fine for iai practice. I'm very excited about this one.


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