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Old 05-11-2002, 09:10 PM   #2
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 26
Hi, Sarah.

In Shinkendo, an iaito is an unsharpened katane used to practice drwaing techniques and kata without the danger of cutting something off. A shinken, I believe, means a "live blade", in other words one that is sharp. Hope this little bit of information helps.

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