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. the swordsmith has won many prizes.
From AOI Art : From Edo period, Many sword smith tried to make this difficult style sword. The swordsmith successfully made Kikuchiyari style Tanto.
This blade is similar to old Koto plike Rai Kunimitsu and Kanmuri otoshi style is marvelous.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.