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Katana : Sekidou Teruhide saku


Katana in Shirasaya

Signature : Sekidou Teruhide saku

The blade was polished.
Blade length : 66.4cm or 26.15inches.
Sori : 1.6cm or 0.63inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.95cm or 1.16inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.22cm or 0.87inches.
Kasane : 0.76cm or 0.3inches.
Era : Showa
Shape : It is wide and thick katana with sori.
Jitetsu : Koitame hada well grained with jinie attached.
Hamon : Nie base with gunome mixture with comparably tight ha.

Special feature : Sekudou Teruhide is the 10th generation
of the smith family of 400 years history. During the war time,
he mixed western iron imitating Hayama Enshin's way of making.
Now, he has received the name of !0th generation Sekidou
Terhide Kikuchi Kiyokazu. He was born in Meiji 33rd(1900) year
and passed away in Showa 57th(1982) year.
After war he has put much of his effort on making
plane. The plane could cost more than 1,000,0000 jpy.
It is sharp katana without any kizu or rusts. Well polished blade.

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : JPY 250,000-.