Order number : 14613
Kikuchi Yari in Shirasaya
Signature : Kikuchi Jyu Koretada / Heisei 16Nen 2 Gatsu hi (Feb, 2004)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Tanto belongs to Jyo saku ranking.
The blade is polished by a good polisher.
Habaki : Gold wrapped single habaki.
Blade length : 22.8 cm or 8.97 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.26 cm or 0.89 inches.
Kasane : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Era : Modern.
Shape : KIkuchiyari style tanto.
Jigane : Koitame hada is grained well with jinie attach, fine texture. Boshi is round shape.
Special Feature : Kikuchi Koretada is a swordsmith from Kikuchi city, Kumamoto, has won many prizes.
From Aoi Art : The swordsmith is working in Kikuchi city, Kumamoto pref, has won many awards.
This Kikuchi Yari is so thick, like a Yoroi doshi.
The beautiful Jigane and the Hamon look like Rai Kunimitsu.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.