Amatsukami Iaito Katana

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“Amatsukami (Heavenly gods) Katana 1050 Iaito Series”

Amatsukami (Heavenly Gods) – Also known as the “Four Heavenly Kings” are protectors of the four directions. They ward off evil, guard the nation, and protect the world from malicious spirits.

• Jikokuten: King of the East, Guardian of the Nation. Keeper of the Kingdom.
• Zochoten: King of the South, Lord of Spiritual Growth. One Who Expands Wisdom & Moderation.
• Komokuten: King of the West, Sees through evil. Discerns/punishes evil. Encourages aspirations for enlightenment.
• Tamonten (aka Bishamonten): King of the North. All-Knowing. Hears all, always listening. One of Japan’s Seven Lucky Gods. Well-versed in Buddha’s teachings.

Our 1050 Iaito Series are non-sharpened swords which are made the same way as our live blades, except the edge is dull. These swords are made specifically for practicing iai or kata with the same feel of a real sword without the risk of cutting or injuring yourself or someone else.

Our 1050 Iaito Series are designed after Japanese made iaito. They are fast and agile as the blade thickness near the habaki is about 5-6mm which is much thinner compared to our regular swords. You wouldn’t believe how lightweight these swords are.

Sharpened version cutting video

Additional Information

Edge

Fully Sharpened, Non-sharpened

• Blade Material: 1050 carbon steel (mono-steel)
• Edge: Non-sharpened
• Treatment: Hand Forged, Through Hardened, Heat Treated & Tempered, Water Quenched
• Overall Length w/ saya: 42 inches
• Blade Length: 30 inches
• Tsuka: 11.5 inches wood
• Saya: 30.5 inches matte black finish
• Tsuba / Fuchi / Kashira / Menuki: Zinc alloy
• Habaki / Seppa: Brass
• Tsukaito & Sageo: Black synthetic silk
• Mekugi: 2 bamboo pegs
• Samegawa: Real ray skin panels
• Nakago: Full tang
• Hamon: Wirebrushed notare (wave) pattern

• Specs may vary slightly from sword to sword
• Can be disassembled
• Includes cloth bag and carton box

1 review for Amatsukami Iaito Katana

  1. Bojie

    I just got my Amatsukami Iaito today. Thanks, Geisha’s Blade. I was sooo amazed with what I got! It’s worth every penny!

    First look at the box, made of corrugated cardboard like the usual and the top cover of the box is glossy black, nothing to read, just an image of what looks like a Musashi Katana out of its saya. (uh-oh, I will commute home and this looks like trouble. It looks like it says “hey everybody look! A katana is inside the box!”) Oh well, a little concealment of the cover didn’t hurt at all. And no, I didn’t get into trouble.

    The Iaito was wrapped in a traditional black cloth sword bag, nothing fancy, no shiny silk lining, no shiny fusahimo, but it does serve the purpose. It was held in place by 3 styrofoam notched spacers, sufficiently protected, I must say.

    Out of the sword bag, thefirst I saw was the tsuka, long (11.5″), tsukamaki perfectly done. The blue tsukaito is no sissy blue, it looks like a totally rugged-macho-looking-tough guy-look and the knot is tied very tightly to the kashira where it matters most. There’s very little trce of what looks like silicone rubber sealant near the kashira, which I speculate aided in holding the ito in place as the wrapping was done (great idea). Not much, a little rub from my thub, and that cleaned it up. the menuki looks like tiger or dragon, can’t make of it yet, since I cannot move the tsukaito (damn, it’s tight). Menuki was placed about an inch from the fuchi, and the other, about an inch from the kashira, where the palms of your hands will not cover it (I wonder why I have not seen menuki placed at the middle of the tsuka where your hands will not be at all). The rayskin panels are real rayskin, and feels like sandpaper. Now, think about it, real rayskin panels and this kindof workmanship on an 8000 peso iaito? C’mon! That’s what I call big bang for yor buck. The kashira and fuchi were made of the same design patterns which compliments the really expensive-looking tsuba, pretty much the same quality as the tsuba you will see in a nihonto. Believe me guys, when you see this tsuba, you would gladly pay 4000 to 5000 pesos for it!

    At the bottom of the tsuba, you would see that the sepa is perfectly centered in the fuchi. and the same holds true for the sepa-habaki relationship.

    As we pulled the blade out of the saya, a strange sensation travelled up and down my spine! The blade is sooooo sexy, it felt like I saw Jessica Alba naked! (I wouldn’t mind seeing that, too.) The wire-brushed hamon loked so stunningand compliments the overall shape of the blade. The chu-kissaki was carefully shaped and the wire brushing even gave an illusion of a yokote (although this illusion is more pronounced on one side than on the other, but I don’t mind at all). The boshi is also wire-brushed. There’s a full-length hi that origiates 1.75″ from the habaki and terminates exactly where the yokote is.

    The saya is a deep-black matte finish. I like matte more than I like glossy for obvious reasons: longevity of looks and less maintenance. The paint job is so perfect that it looks like plastic. the kirikata gave me quite a surprise. I was not expecting the hole in it, where the sageo passes through has a gold colored bushing that resembles the sepa, amazng. By the way, the Amatsukami Iaito I got has a longer sageo than the picture shown on this site, I think. My sageo made 3 loops on each side of the kurikata, the photos of the old ones shows only 2 loops.

    Ok, so I did some iai kata and yes, the claim that says these swords are amazingly light? Nothing shy of very true. It felt like using my lightest bokken! The only difference I can feel between the bokken and the iaito is the cold steel i feel landing between my deltoid and triceps, as I do a maki uchi (I’m not even sure if I spelled that correctly. Wielding this sword feels like we’ve been together for quite a while already.

    Overall, I strongly recommend the Amatsukami Iaito for anyone at all who uses a bokken. Frankly, I feel like this is as cloe to heaven as I’ll ever get.

    I’m so very happy I got it.

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