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Hanwei Gorin Iaito

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Specification:

Manufacturer: Cas Hanwei
Condition: Brand new
Total length: 103.5 cm
Blade length: 74 cm
Kissaki: Shinogi zukuri style
Bo-Hi: Yes, full
Tsuka: 27 cm
Weight: 875 gr
Steel:  Stainless, much more durable than aluminum alloy
Temper: None
Polish: Machine polish
Sugata: Shinogi Zukuri
Hamon: Notare, etched
Boshi: Ko-maru
Fittings: Iron Higo Tsuba, Fuchi & Kashira Brushed Theme
Habak&Seppa: Silver-plated Habaki, Silver-plated Seppa
Tsuka Ito: Black Mat Leather Ito
Saya: Ishime (Textured)
Fully dis-mountable: yes

Manufacturer Link: Out of Production

The Gorin iaito is made of a special stainless steel that is much more durable than aluminum alloy Iaito. The un-edged blades are crafted in 400 series stainless steel with a simulated hamon and are fully tempered to withstand repeated drawing and cutting strokes.

Each blade features a bo-hi (groove), which both reduces blade weight and produces an audible feedback when cutting strokes are made correctly. The tsuka (handle) has white same (ray skin) with Matte Leather Ito (wrap).
The textured black saya (scabbard) has a black cotton sageo and silver shitodome. The Gorin has a black Musashi tsuba (guard), and brushed Fuchi & Kashira (handle fittings). It has silver Menuki (handle ornaments), Habaki (blade collar), Seppa (spacers).

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