Tsuru Iaido Sword - Hanwei Forge
If you know anything about swords, then it is likely that you already know
Paul Chen makes many fine swords, and most of them represent excellent value
for your money. The Gorin Iaito, by Paul Chen, offers that same value and with
the quality Chen has become known for.
This mid-level sword is an excellent choice for the Iaidoka. It also makes
a great sword for your collection.
The Tsuba (guard) of the Gorin is the famous Miyamoto Musashi ring. It also
features: a silver seppa (spacer), and habaki (collar). The Gorin includes real
rayskin, and a leather Ito. Together these features make the Gorin Iaito an
Whether you’re in the market for your next collector’s piece, or
just want a great sword to practice sword-drawing arts, you can’t go wrong
with this sword. This Paul Chen Katana is available in four lengths. 68.5cm,
71.5cm, 73.5cm, and 75.5cm versions are available in our store. Be sure to choose
the length when ordering this sword.
The Gorin Iaito Katana as a Functional Sword
As a mid-level sword, for the Iaidoka, the Gorin is a good choice. With a steel-alloy
blade rather than zinc which most Iaito sword use, this sword is sure to last
for years to come.
The Gorin Iaito Katana as a Collector’s Item
With its rayskins, Ito and silver features this Paul Chen Katana makes a great
showpiece. The fuchi (collar) and kashira (buttcap) are made of iron, and feature
a falling rain pattern, which adds even more show to this sword. It makes a
great Iaito Katana for any collection.
Note: The Iaito line of swords have blunt blades, and are in no way intended
for cutting exercises. The Iaito line of swords are intended for practicing
the Japanese sword-drawing arts such as Iaido.