Ordering number : 18378
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.In Koshirae.
Mei: HIGO KIKUCHI JYU KORETADA.
AOI BIJYUTSU SYOSIN KANTEISYO: NBTHKHozon Token.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :silver single habaki.
Blade length(nagasa) : 73.5 cm or28.9 inches.
Sori :1.2cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.27cm or 1.28 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.4 cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.66cm or 0.25 inches.
Weight of the sword:810 grams
Era : Gendai(modern times)
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with suitable sori ano longer
kissaki. On both sides of the blade, bo-hi is engraved.
Kitae :Koitame hada well grained with Jinie attach nice jigane.
Hamon :Niedeki gunome and cyoji midare mixed and togari gunome midare.
Special feature:Koretada is called Koretada Ootsuka and studied under the Kikuchi Jyu Moroitatsu and master the sword making technique After that He got many prizes like Yusyu syo, Doryokusyo and so on. He had his own factory for making tamahagane. This sword was made by old style making sword by using Tamahagane. He is well known swword maker in Kyusyu Kikuchi.
Koshirae : Gendai Koshirae.
Saya :black saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron tsuba, rice stalk is engraved.
Menuki : dragon fly is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: dragon fly is engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Bijyutsu: This sword is well balanced and nice jigane and also hamon which
looks like Kanemoto.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.