Japanese swords, equipment, custom knives / weapons, and more. Our focus is supporting students of the sword and providing high quality functional swords and a full line of accessories. If you study iaido, battodo, kenjutsu, or any other form of Japanese swordsmanship - this is the place for you.
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Nihonzashi has been working on a curved version of the Gekken sword offering enhanced impact absorption and performance better emulating the katana. We are happy to announce that the Japanese have approved of our fifth generation prototype. The approved version is now available for sale only at Nihonzashi in the states and from Hataya Sensei in Japan.
The Gekken Odachi is 47" overall with a 14" handle.
Nihonzashi is proud to offer a curved Gekken sword that is poised to change gekken in Japan and here in the states. These curved swords offer blocking that better emulates a real katana. The handle is also oval shaped giving a more realistic feel. The heavy fabric cover is colored red and black to allow easier judgment of strikes with the ha (edge) of the blade. The kissaki area has been designed to have more cushion for thrusts. The main blade is cushioned with four layers of different foam to maximize impact absorption and durability. This fifth generation sword is the result of torture testing of our four previous generations of prototype Gekken swords in the dojo. We rate this sword for less pain and more gain!
We offer a full line of training equipment and services. We are a one stop shop for your training and collecting needs. We offer training, sharpening, and repair in addition to a full line of iaito and shinken. Check out our DIY guides useful data on maintaining or upgrading your swords. Buy from a company that can do more than just ship you a sword.
Discounted Prices (normally 15% to 40% off of retail) 90 Day Money Back Guarantee, Lifetime 1/2 Price Sharpening and Repair on any Katana.
When one sword is just not enough - Nihonzashi
Sherry & Mike Femal,
Sherry and Mike started Nihonzashi in 2006 so their students of Toyama Ryu would have a consistent supply of uniforms, swords and tatami mats. We have enjoyed growing the business to what it is today and are proud to be known worldwide for our custom products and services. Sherry and Mike created and custom make all of the gekken swords we ship around the world. Also, Mike is fulfiling his dream of expanding his custom weapons to include knives. We look forward to what the future brings and what new creations are on the horizon.
5980 66th Street North, Suite M, St Petersburg, FL 33709
Monday — Friday
10:00am to 5:00pm