The Dragon themed Aoi signature Sword. Luxury that remains faithful to tradition. High Performance with Prestige.
This is simply the Dragon of Aoi's swords, and stands head and shoulders above all others.
Super Flex-Resistant Zinc/Aluminum Alloy Koto Finish
Aoi's signature sword has won over fans with its superior balance, workmanship and finish. The blade may be ordered with or without hi (blood groove) in Sand Cast Super Flex-Resistant Zinc / Aluminum Alloy Koto Finish.
Steel, Antique Finish Tsuba, Sliver Habaki
The Aoiís habaki is finished in brushed silver Ė highly polished towards the blade and subtly textured near the tsuba; thus complimenting the overall antique theme.
This specifically selected tsuba is created by our craftsmen by forging , and curing through heat blasting and is the finest out of Aoi's wide collection.
The Dragon of Luxury
The signature sword is the dragon of all our Iaito! Aoi includes a full dragon theme, from the Maki Ryu design on menuki, through to the fuchi & kashira. With an Antique finish, our menuki features traditional impressions of ancient Japanese dragons.
Premium Silk Tsuka & Black Same
TSUKA100% Premium Pure Silk, hand-wrapped to perfection... The silk hi-neri wrapping is applied to our Aoi Signature Iaito. This process is completely done by hand of Tsuka-Maki Shi (wrapping craftman). The Aoi Signature Iaito includes the option for genuine leather as opposed to pure silk. We especially included this option for practitioners that desire more of customization.
Genuine ray skin hand-lacquered (Urushi-te-nuri) to a semi-gloss finish.. As we are proud to provide the Aoi Signature Iaito, we ensure that only genuine materials are incorporated throughout the Iaito-sword. Our signature Iaito is wrapped with genuine black ray skin along its tsuka. Each and every tsuka pattern is therefore slightly different depending on the ray used.
Saya, han-same / kuroro
Only the finest sayas may be chosen with the Aoi Koshirae. Premium hand-made works of art, carved from traditional ho-no-ki, and hand shaped specifically for one Iaito. Whether it's han-same/kuroro with a full and seamless wrapping of genuine ray skin, suspended in natural Urushi lacquered by hand, or the traditional Sendan, Inro, or Tou-Ishime.