Practical Iaito – 27″


  • Paul Chen Hanwei’s Practical Katanas have always been at the forefront of providing economical yet functional swords to the martial arts community.
  • These latest Practicals combine the blade geometries and profiles of the Performance Series with the affordability of our Practical fittings.
  • The removeable handle is tightly wrapped in the tradtional style with imitation leather to provide a positive grip that will withstand years of kata practice.
    Frequent Drawing Practice
  • These unedged training blades provide for safe drawing for the beginning practitioner of the 450 year old art of Iaido.
  • Forged from stainless steel the tempered blades are not only maintenance-free but more importantly provide the correct weight and balance needed for the rigors of repetitive drawing and sword motion practice.
  • Each blade has a deeply cut groove (bo-hi) to provide audible feedback when swung properly.
  • 27″ Stainless Steel Blade.
  • Built for Martial Artists.
  • Iaitō ( literally meaning mock or imitation sword) is the name given by practitioners of iaidō  to mogitō, an imitation katana used for practicing some Japanese sword arts. A real or “live” Japanese sword is often called a shinken
  • Specs:
    • Blade length: 27″
    • Handle length: 10.5″
    • Overall length: 38.5″
    • Weight: 2 lb
    • Point of Balance: 5 1/2″
    • Width at Guard: 1.27″
    • Width at Tip: .99″
    • Thickness at Guard: .25″
    • Thickness at Tip: .15″
    • Sori: 3/4″
    • Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
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