Tozando’s new Iaito sword with verse of Buddhist gatha

Gemon Koshirae Iaito Sword

Gemon is buddhist gatha and this Gemon Koshirae features the verse of gatha that Buddha once said to his principle disciple Mahakasyap. It reads “HO WA MOTO HO TO SHITE MUO NARI, MUHO MO HO TO SHITE MATA HO NARI“, literally meaning that the laws of Dharma were initially not laws in the proper meaning of the word, but they eventually became laws.

Gemon Koshirae: Seiryu Series Iaito Sword

The first verse is featured on Tsuba and the second on Fuchi/Kashira. The Tsuba and Tsukagashira are shaped in unique Matsudaira Daigaku style. Vajra Menuki is made of brass as well.

Gemon Koshirae: Seiryu Series Iaito Sword

Saya lacquer is available in Kuroro, Kuroishime and Chaishime. A sand-casted, a bubble-free zinc/aluminum alloy blade available up to 2.70 shaku. Tsuka is carefully hand-wrapped with the cotton braid over white Tsukasame and the Sageo matches with the Tsuka color. Silk Tsuka wrapping/Sageo are also available.

Gemon Koshirae: Seiryu Series Iaito Sword

Note about our blade:
Super-Light ‘Keiryo Toshin’ Blade – this is our brand new blade option, which make our famous Iaito blades lighter, and better balanced than ever before!!

Extra Deep Groove – This takes even more weight out of the blade, without compromising on strength, giving you the chance to create the lightest possible combination of options! Better still the Extra Deep Groove given an enhanced sound when travelling through the air, giving you fantastic feedback on your cuts and movements!

Note that selecting “Hyoujun” or “Habahiro” – for the blade option, will make the weight similar to the other Iaito swords in our range.

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