Re: Iaito for sale
Oh, and it might help if you put which model number it was. You'll find numbers like 1a, 1001, 2002, 3003, etc. Features vary a bit from model to model. If you spent 700 I'd guess it was in the 2002 but those were usually wrapped in silk if memory serves. But anyway, check the invoice for the model number because they do vary a bit from the bottom end to their top end.
And fwiw to those looking, Swordstore has put out some very nice iaito over the years. If it is lightly used and in good shape paying 400 for a 700 piece is a good deal. And FWIW as a guy doing custom swords the length is about right for probably 70-80% of folk out there. The tsuka is the conventional length for iaito made in Japan and the blade length is just about right for most people. So if you wanted to have a good quality piece that is vastly better than entry level production swords but also won't cut a finger off as you learn to use it, not a bad deal at all.
FWIW. Good luck with it.
Last edited by Keith Larman : 05-14-2012 at 08:29 PM.