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#349442 - 07/02/07 08:37 PM Iaito from Token Mino?
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Registered: 06/26/07
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Loc: Plano, TX
www.iaito-katana.com

Have any Iaidoka here owned one who can give us some feedback? I won't be buying an iaito for a while, and when I do my sensei will give me the best recommendation on what to buy, but I was curious about these.
Thanks.
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#349443 - 07/02/07 09:29 PM Re: Iaito from Token Mino? [Re: Ian_Johnson]
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Hello Ian. I don't know anyone at the dojo who has one from that supplier. I do know that we have swords from Swordstore, E-bogu, and JapaneseSword.net. Ask around and we can probably find you an example to swing.
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#349444 - 07/02/07 09:37 PM Re: Iaito from Token Mino? [Re: Ian_Johnson]
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Hi Ian,
Token Mino is one of the large suppliers in Japan. Many of the on-line stores sell Token Mino as one of their iaito lines, although not necessarily under that name. While I've never owned one, I have held and messed with a couple. Good quality, on par with Meirin Sangyo.
Out of curiosity, where do you practice?

Never mind, Charles answered my question while I was typing!


Edited by pgsmith (07/02/07 09:38 PM)
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#349445 - 07/03/07 01:49 PM Re: Iaito from Token Mino? [Re: pgsmith]
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Thanks guys.
Charles, was it Swordstore that some people have had reliability issues with lately? I couldn't remember which company some people had had problems with.
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#349446 - 07/03/07 03:39 PM Re: Iaito from Token Mino? [Re: Ian_Johnson]
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We can talk about Swordstore at the dojo if you like. I don't know of any particular reliability issues. They just aren't as good as they used to be.
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#349447 - 07/03/07 04:54 PM Re: Iaito from Token Mino? [Re: Charles Mahan]
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Ah, gotcha.

Also, as a sort of cross-reference to your post, Paul, I think Aoi Budogu gets their swords from Token Mino (or whomever makes Token Mino).

www.budo-aoi.com/iaito/

At least all their promotional material looks the same with different fitting configurations.
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