Iwa Shobu Katana
Iwa Shobu Katana – OUT OF STOCK
We are proud to be the Official USA Vendor for Feilong Swords!
Steel – T-10
Nagasa – 28″
Overall length – 40 1/8″
Motohaba – 31 mm
Sakihaba – 20 mm
Motokasana – 7 mm
Sakikasana – 5 mm
POB – 6″
Tsuka length – 11″
Nakago length – 9″
Sori – 3/4″
Weight w/saya – 2.88 Lbs.
Weight w/out saya – 2.22 Lbs.
Hamon – suguha
Mune – iori
Comes with silk storage bag
The famed Iwa Shobu katana is back in stock and with a few upgrades as well. The classic simple look is complemented by a strong blackened steel Musashi style double ring tsuba with a beautiful hammered pattern, steel higo fuchi and kashira and black gloss saya and further accented by the solid copper habaki and seppa. The Koiguchim kurikata and kojiri are made from real buffalo horn. The ito is super tight and uses paper hishigami for improved hold and aesthetics.
The Iwa is a powerhouse of a cutter that can take on a wide range of targets from multiple roll tatami mats, to tough bamboo, to your standard water filled bottles with ease. I’ve personally tested the blade of the Iwa line against 1 year old cured bamboo *poles and after destroying the targets, there was nothing to show on the blade aside from a few light surface scratches. No chips, rolls, or dents to the blade edge at all.
Here is a photo of the remains of the hardened bamboo I cut with the Iwa, next to the undamaged blade
* old or dried/cured bamboo, wooden dowels or tree branches are considered an abusive target for a katana blade and can cause damage to the edge or cause a bend or set. cut targets at own risk and always use caution.
Watch JSA Instructor Raab Rashi of SwordClassNYC take on a quadruple tatami mat with his Iwa Katana
Watch sword forum member Aikidoka2012 (aka youtube’s Kingslayer) take on tatami omote mats with the Iwa shobu, proving you don’t need a specialized wide and thin blade to make clean efficient cuts on tough targets
OUT OF STOCK
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Custom tsukamaki is available at a reduced price for my Feilong katana customers. Discount applies only to new swords wrapped before the sword ships. All models of in-stock Feilong katana are eligible.
Custom tsukamaki including imported Japanese silk ito! Contact me if you would like to take advantage of this amazing offer.
example of customized Iwa Shobu katana
brown silk over upgraded premium samegawa panels
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katana will ship within 3 business days of purchase via usps, tracking number will be provided.
No returns or refunds