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High Quality Sakabato
US$ 426.00

This high quality Sakabato like real Iaito is made by skillfull swords-smith's hand in Seki Japan. So the quality is the same as one of our real Iaito.

What is Sakabato ?
A sakabato (reverse-edged sword) is a fictional type of Japanese sword. On the normal katana, the outward curved side of the blade is sharpened, while the inward curved side of the blade is blunt. In contrast, the sakabato is made so that the cutting edge is on the side that curves inward. Although functional sakabato are currently being produced for purchase by collectors and fans, there is no record of them ever having been used historically in Japan. There is also no school of swordsmanship existing that employs them. However, historical use of "reverse-blade" weapons is evident from samples held at the Deoksu Royal Palace Museum in Korea. Because Japan at one time invaded Korea, the possibility remains open that a sakabato was developed based on Korean examples. However, as aforementioned, no historical record nor archaeological evidence currently exists to support such a theory. Some Tanto (Knives) have been found that have "reversed blades". These are labeled kubikiri, sometimes translated as "head cutter" or "doctor's knife". The sakabato is the main weapon of popular manga character Himura Kenshin in the manga Rurouni Kenshin, and as such is typically depicted as a 'pacifist' weapon by those willing to kill only as a last resort.
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Specification of Products
Product NO. No.yks001
Product Name High quality Sakabato Iaito
Price US$ 426.00
(including shipping cost except to Africa and South America)
Term of Delivery About 2-3 weeks after you comfirm order
Blade length 2.45shaku;29.23inch
Blade Material Original tough duralumin
Blade weight roughly 980g
Saya Kuro Ishime (Matt-black)
Tsuka Black cotton emaki & Real ray-skin
Tsuba Beautiful Japanese bamboo desgin
Sageo Black cotton

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