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Our Iaito Wakizashi enable the Iaido practitioner to display and practice with a matched Daisho. This Tsuru Iaito Wakizashi matches our Hanwei models SH5014 through SH5017 Tsuru Iaito. Iaito by Hanwei are light (less than 2lbs.) and extremely well balanced to reduce the wear-and-tear on specific joints. The un-edged blades are crafted in 400 series stainless steel with a simulated hamon and are fully tempered Each blade features a bo-hi (groove), which both reduces blade weight.
Premium quality made by Hanwei.
Specifications may slightly vary from piece to piece.
In the case of hand-forged blade our blacksmith takes the already rolled spring steel and forges it with hand on the anvil or under the monkey (drop hammer). By forging becomes the steel more compacted (denser). Industrially rolled spring steel blades are made by cutting steel plate into strips under drop shears. Then they are ground or milled/grooved and without further forging directly put into the annealing furnace and hardened in oil bath. The qualities of both kinds of blades do not differ from each other much since the industrial rolling is already very good. On forged blades usually have forge traces, which give them an authentic and unique look.