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Katana : Kikuchi Ju Koretada / Heisei 8 Nen 8 Gatsu

Ordering number : 14089 (Consignment sale)

Katana in Shirasaya

Signature : Kikuchi Ju Koretada.
Heisei 8 Nen 8 Gatsu

The blade was made by Koretada at 1996 August

The blade was polished.
Habaki:gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length :76.7 cm or 30.19 inches.
Sori : 1.8cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.65cm or 1.43 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.15cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.86 cm or 0.33 inches.
Weight: 1240 grams.
Era : Gendai (modem times)
Shape : The blade is 3.65cm width, Kasane 0.86 cm
gorgeous ookissaki nice looking shape.
Jitetsu :Itame had well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midair with ash, sunagashi and Kinsuji work.

Special feature : Kikuchi Koretada is working at Kumamoto prefecture Kikuchi city.
He got the prizes of Yusyu soy, and Doryokusyo prizes.
He made Tamahagane by himself in his factory. So his sword is different from other sword makers.
His sword is rather blackish jigane with chikei work like old koto blade.
He also made a copy of Kiyomaro like this sword.
This sword is excellent gorgeous sword like Kiyomaro style without Kizu and flows.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price (credit card) : JPY 600,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 588,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)