Designed to be perfectly balanced for iaido and kenjutsu kata forms, our iaido swords offer a more traditional alternative to the many zinc aluminum alloy blades on the market. Since the purpose of training with an iaito is to prepare you to use a proper steel shinken when the time comes, you want a high quality blade that is as similar in balance and weight as possible.
Our hardened carbon steel iaido swords are made with superior balance and greater durability. Whether you choose to practice with a katana or wakizashi, you'll find many 1060 high carbon steel blade swords in this collection. Using 1060 steel offers an excellent compromise between hardness and durability, with a light weight that puts less stress on your wrist when practicing iaido forms.
At Swords of Northshire, we specialize in Japanese and Chinese weapons. Some of the prominent themes you can find in this collection include dragons, tigers, cranes, cherry blossoms, bamboo stalks, ocean waves, and many more.
All of our swords are fully functional, battle ready pieces that range from simple, sleek designs to intricate and complex creations. Explore color treated swords, clay tempering, and folded Damascus steel here.
Each iaito sword comes with a bo-hi (blood groove or fuller), which helps reduce weight and also guides you in your training with the audible Tachi-Kaze wind sound it creates. Iaido swords can also be modified and customized to meet your personal aesthetic:
Once you place your order, it takes our master smith 1-2 weeks to create your sword. Your patience allows us to pay attention to every detail in bringing your sword to life.
We use traditional Japanese smithing techniques to ensure a more authentic blade for your practice, ceremonial, or display needs. Order an iaido sword from Swords of Northshire today and get free shipping throughout the US and internationally!
Swords of Northshire is proud to offer free wordwide shipping for all of our products. Shipping times vary based on location and customization.
If for any reason you're not happy with your purchase, we're here to make it right. We can exchange or refund any purchase that doesn't meet expectations.
At Swords of Northshire, we back our products 100%. We work with only most trusted forges to create completely custom swords for you.