3rd Sword

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Sword Classification: いあいと  {Iaito} (Aluminum Katana, Daito)

Sword Length Traditional:   2尺6寸0分 { 2 Shaku 6 Sun 0 Bu.}

Sword Length English: Approximately 31 inches.

Sword Weight w/o Saya: 992g


さや {Saya}: Black Hi Gloss Finish, Wooden.

こじり {Kojiri}: None.

さげお {Sageo}: Will come with black sageo, will trade with the hand woven Silk Black on White Cross of Niban To.

せっぱ {Seppa}: Siver Ridged

つば{Tsuba}: Dragon in Storm (Dragon carried upon the winds connecting sky and water)


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ふち {Fuchi}: Mino Dragon (Mino is said to be the dragon that linked Dragons and Pheonix)

かしら {Kashira}: Mino Dragon. (Dragon theme is auspicious and also reflects a particular warrior clan and region.)

めぬき {Menuki}: Dragon Uncoiling. (Did you know that Chinese and Japanese dragons are depicted differently. You can easily tell by the number of talons in the claws. See end of page. Dragons were portents of good luck)


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めくぎ {Mekugi}: Black Hardwood
さめ {Same}: Black Same.
いと {Ito}: Black Silk.
はもん {Hamon}: Simulated Gunome.
Craftsman: Noysuiaido.
Notes: Ordered specail weights


Initial Ranking when Purchased: Shodan.
Ranking When Replaced: Nidan
Date Ordered: February 19th, 2005
Date Recieved: July 6th, 2005 7:29am
Date Retired: September 30th, 2006
Purchase Price: $1086 (About $1200 with shipping, and other stuff etc)




Chinese dragons have five toes. The Chinese believe that all eastern dragons originated from China. They believed that when the dragons flew away, they began to lose toes. The farther and farther the dragons flew, the more toes they lost. So, Korean dragons have four toes, and Japanese dragons have three. Japanese dragons have three toes. The Japanese believe that all eastern dragons originated from Japan. They also believed that when the dragons began to leave Japan, they gain toes. The farther the dragons went, the more toes they gained. This is why the other dragons have more toes. The breath of Japanese dragons turned into clouds, which could produce rain or fire. Due to a measure upon their heads, they could ascend to Heaven when they chose.

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Update: 12/4/05: decided to show the length difference between the two swords... 2-5-0 and 2-6-0 http://www.whuckaba.com/iaido/small/DSC04941.JPG