Cheness Delux Non-Sharpened Carbon Steel Iaito
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Cheness Delux Non-Sharpened Carbon Steel Iaito

Cheness Delux Non-Sharpened Carbon Steel Iaito
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Unsharpened blade for iaido practice. Unlike other iaito, weighted like a REAL Katana.
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With the very best quality to price ratio of ANY iaito on the market, the Delux Non-Sharpened Iaito is destined to be a Cheness classic.

Like its cheaper cousin the standard Cheness Non-sharpened Iaito, the Delux hand forged, hand polished and features a full length nakago (tang) and double mekugi (retaining pins) making it perfect for the iaido student on a budget (and also quite suitable for stage and film purposes).

Where it is different is that the ito wrap has less stretch and feels tighter, making it perfect for frequent dojo usage - and it also has a much stronger, more solid tsuba than the alloy one the standard budget iaito (not to mention, the black same and brown ito combination of the Deluxe is extremely eye pleasing).

With a bo-hi (fuller) as standard, the blade is much closer in weight and handling to a real Katana than most other iaito on the market - and has a very loud and impressive Tachi-Kaze ('Sword-Wind-Sound') when swung at the ideal trajectory, making it an invaluable training tool to develop accurate and fast techniques.

Though blunted to reduce the risk of injuries (except for the kissaki tip, which is traditionally sharp), iaito can still be very dangerous and should be handled with the respect due to a live blade. Blades available in custom lengths of 27", 28" and 29".

For a closer look at this iaito from the perspective of a senior student in the Japanese sword arts, click here to read the full review on SBG.

How to Use

Designed for form practice in a dojo setting. Not designed for cutting, though can be sharpened if desired (tip is sharp as are all iaito). Able to withstand appropriate blade and blade contact in a dojo setting.
Blade Length: 27", 28" OR 29" (select in checkout) Handle Length: 11" Overall Length: 42.5" (includes Saya) Weight: 2lbs 3oz

Materials and Construction

1045 Carbon Steel, Monotempered non-sharpened Blade with pointed tip. Cotton ito with authentic rayskin wrapped handle. Steel tsuba and fittings.
Shipping from the Cheness Culery Warehouse in California within 1-2 business days. $15 flat rate USA shipping for up to 2 swords via UPS ground, FREE shipping if 3 or more swords ordered at the same time. International shipments currently unavailable due to local shipping regulations. Please note due to lack of integration with the carriers, tracking is not automatically provided with Cheness Cutlery orders. Click here for more information

Warranty Info

We guarantee if you keep it well oiled and maintained, the blade of any sword sold from the SBG sword store will hold up to a LIFETIME of reasonable usage without breakage. If it breaks during the course of reasonable and intended usage we will replace it with either the same (or if unavailable, a similar) model completely free of charge. If you abuse it, like try to cut down a tree, attempt to replicate the destructive testing vids on you tube or otherwise use it in any way outside of traditional cutting techniques, we will do our best to help but the warranty is void. This warranty applies to the original purchaser (proof of purchase required) and remains in effect for as long as SBG is around to honor it.

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not absolutely pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original condition for your choice of an exchange or refund (excluding shipping fees). Click here for more info on our guarantees

Featured positive reviews:

Cheness Delux Non-Sharpened Carbon Steel Iaito
Exceeded expectations
I bought this Iaito for my son when he started looking at cheap 3 sword sets on Amazon. I looked around and found this site. An amazing wealth of knowledge and down to earth information. The sword itself exceeded the already high expectations I had from other reviews of . I saw only one negative review and it was that the blade was too sharp. We didn't have that experience. The blade is not sharp (the tip is, however) The wrap is tight, the fittings are sturdy, the sword is perfectly balanced and weighted correctly. The saya is well made the hamon is nice. I highly recommend these folks and would probably buy anything they carry on this site just based solely on our joy with this purchase.
Thank you Sword Buyer's Guide!

Featured negative reviews:

Cheness Delux Non-Sharpened Carbon Steel Iaito
Iaito Is Sharp!
Although this iaito is advertised as non-sharpened it did not come this way. It may not be razor sharp, but it is sharp enough to cut if not perfectly correct during practice. My school will not permit the practice with a blade this sharp, so we'll see how good SBG customer service is. I am disappointed since I was hoping to use this iaito in class. Here's hoping there is a favorable outcome to this event. This was my first purchase with SBG, I trust it won't be my last if there is a favorable outcome. Thanks for listening.
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