Day: February 28, 2013

What is the standard length of the tsuka of the Iaito on our website?

The standard length of the tsuka of our iaito is 8.5 sun (approx. 24cm/9.44in). Usually, depending on the blade length you choose, our craftsmen will select the appropriate tsuka length in order to keep the best balance possible. However, you can of course still choose the tsuka length you would like. In that Read More

What does “Shaku” means?

The shaku is a traditional unit of measure used in Japan (and other country in Asia) with a length approximately equal to 30.3cm or 11.93in. As with other measurements, it was originally derived from nature: the average length between nodes on bamboo. The shaku may be divided into ten smaller units, known as  sun in Japanese. Ten shaku are equal to a jō in Read More

How do I take care of my Iaito?

After each use, clean the blade surface with a soft cloth or a tissue paper to remove dusts, fingerprints and any marks. Wipe the blade upward, one way, starting from the base to avoid any injury. If you wish to use Uchiko powder and Choji oil, squeeze the Uchiko lightly Read More