Squeeeee! Finally my Iaito has arrived! It's a custom katana made in Japan for me and I ordered it back in January so been dying to get it ^^
It has a 2.3 un-edged aluminum/ zinc blade with a nice deep Hi so I can make her swoooosh to my hearts content XD It also has a smaller Tsuka than the general generic pre-made sword so it fits my tiddly hands really well.
The Tsuba, Fuchi and Kashira are all decorated with maple leaves and the Menuki are a cute pair of Chinese Phoenixes.
Can't wait to take it to Iaido practice next week
If anyone need a reference shot of a samurai sword/ katana from a certain angle let me know and I'll see about rigging up some ref/ stock photos for you