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    Yeah, yeah. Rub it in.
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    Anna -- Waco is about halfway between Austin and Dallas. I think there's a Dallas ARMA group, but it's still an hour and a half drive, and given the volume of homework my law school assigns, I really don't have the time (or the gas money) to drive that far on a regular basis.


    Quote Originally Posted by hl1978
    Iaito wise, I like stuff from Tozando. Good balance and quality.

    Did yours not come with sageo? Pick some up, they are functional if you do Iaido, and if you use it as a display piece, look quite nice when tied up properly.
    It came with a sageo. But I use my sageo for its intended use, so it is sitting on top of my kimono right now. And this isn't my only sword. I also own a Token Mino alloy iaito, and have several more swords on order from the the vendor or in the shop getting koshirae upgrades.

    And whoever asked about weight -- the sword weighs about 3 pounds or so, I think. It has no bo-hi (fuller) so it is a much heaver, more substantial blade. The blade-shape was popular in Japan 600 years ago for fighting against armored Mongols, so it has to be a heavier blade than later-period swords, which tended to be more dueling weapons than sidearms for the battlefield.
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    I've always figured that a good sword is a handy thing to have around. They never run out of ammo.

    I've got an M1891 Cav. Sabre and a full length gim that I train with. I'll post some pics in the unlikely event that I ever become more tech-savvy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arahoushi
    It came with a sageo. But I use my sageo for its intended use, so it is sitting on top of my kimono right now. And this isn't my only sword. I also own a Token Mino alloy iaito, and have several more swords on order from the the vendor or in the shop getting koshirae upgrades.

    Myself personally, i leave my sageo tied onto the saya, makes it easier to tie to your hakama.

    Do you retye it to your saya everytime you practice?

    I have sageo for both of my iaito, and keep them tied to them. It is kind of annyoing having to buy a longer set for MJER.

    I don't really use one of my iaito as it is too short for me, but was great to learn with when I first started back in the day.

    As for my other iaito, its bigger than yours ;)
    2.55 shaku. I'm 6'2" my old one was 2.45 and was too short for me. I could cheat with noto and nukitsuke.
    Last edited by hl1978; 4/14/2006 4:37pm at .

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    Quote Originally Posted by AnnaTrocity
    The noysuaido "steel iaito" are actually sharp steel blades, not really "iaito" in the sense people normally think of them. They're extremely nice and you can completely custom tailor the fittings and blade length of your sword.

    http://swordstore.com/

    Yeah I came accross them back when I was shopping for an iaito about 9 years ago and I believe i met the owner back in 2000 in NYC at the AUSKF iaido seminiar. Wound up getting a cheaper beginner iaito from eguchi, which makes sense for starting iai, since you damage just about everything, including yourself.

    Last year I finally got myself a much nicer one from tozando, just took 6 months due to the backlog from their sale.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hl1978
    Myself personally, i leave my sageo tied onto the saya, makes it easier to tie to your hakama.

    Do you retye it to your saya everytime you practice?

    I have sageo for both of my iaito, and keep them tied to them. It is kind of annyoing having to buy a longer set for MJER.

    I don't really use one of my iaito as it is too short for me, but was great to learn with when I first started back in the day.

    As for my other iaito, its bigger than yours ;)
    2.55 shaku. I'm 6'2" my old one was 2.45 and was too short for me. I could cheat with noto and nukitsuke.
    I use my sageo to tie up the sleeves of my kimono, not to tie it to my hakama.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arahoushi
    I use my sageo to tie up the sleeves of my kimono, not to tie it to my hakama.
    I see. I just use my kendo gi for iaido.

    You dont tie anything to the kurikata?
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    Don't need to. I have a giant, thick kenjutsu obi from bugei. My saya is kept very secure.

    The sageo-obi thing is something I've seen peculiar to iaido.
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    I have a short sword from Ernie Mayer, when he was making knives as Black Cloud Knives. I guess it's kind of a Filipino pinute, but with a two-handed grip. Not really based off anything historical, but very light, fast and sharp.

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