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Japanese Sword by Akamatsu-Taro Kanemitsu - 日本刀 赤松太郎兼光

AKAMATSU TARO KANEMITSU
$8,900

Overview

We take custom-made order for Japanese Sword!

Japanese sword is said to represent the soul of Samurai, and it has always been highly-acclaimed as a weapon in history and as a work of art in modern time.

This is a price for set of Japanese sword blade "刀身" Toushin and simple wooden sheath "Shirasaya" 白鞘.

Upgrading its sheath to "Koshirae" 拵え would cost additional fee based on your request.

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Custom Made

Product code: 000KK0006

Description

Born in swordsmith family of Kumamoto prefecture, Mitsuhiro Kimura has been wanted to become a swordsmith since his childhood.
After graduating from highschool, he apprenticed himself to family business and mastered techniques that has been passed down fr

History

Major Prizes

2004 After finishing 5 years training, Mitsuhiro Kimura wins Effort Award and New face award of the New Katana Exhibition.
2011 The 6th Amulet Katana Exhibiton - The All Japan Swordsmith Association Award
2013 The 4th New Katana & Swordsmith

Get a hold of Samurai's soul forged in Japan

Out of all the weapon invented by a human, a very few evolved to be more than just a weapon - a symbol of the way of warrior life, honor and code he/she lives up to. Japanese sword, Katana is inseparable from Samurai's life, from birth to till death; For every important moment in Samurai life, there is always a sword beside them.

The exceptional quality of work by swordsmiths and sword makers made Japanese sword an art to be admired and prized. Incomparable sharpness and durability of the blade come from combining up to 4 different kinds of steel into one in forging process. Soft, flexible iron protects the hard yet brittle steel with razor sharp edge from breaking. This forging process of combining different steels creates a beautiful pattern on the blade; a Hamon.

Samurai warrior and war lords sought for better quality for their battle; sharper, durable swords were demanded. In result, renowned swordsmiths of the golden age of Samurai, through Sengoku period to Edo period, were valued and regarded very highly as likes of European artists; Leonardo Da Vinci, Raphael or Michelangelo.

Explore 3 kinds of Katana on A-Janaika Japan

While custom-made commissioned sword is the best dream-come-true choice for true Japanese sword enthusiasts or a professional Iai practitioner, it doesn’t come cheap. But don’t give up your hope just yet! There are other more affordable options that lead you to a path of the true samurai on budget. The Katana buying guide below will help you understand the difference between 3 types of swords. We strongly believe in work of the true Japanese craftsmanship, and we stand to support their professional work by introducing their work through our service. ALL the Kanata on A-Janaika Japan is made in Japan, by hands of the experienced swordsmiths.

 Iaito "居合刀"Antique "美術刀"Swordsmith Commission "現代刀"
 Main Usage Iaido Practice, Display, Cosplay Display, Collection, Tameshigiri, Iaido Display, Collection, Tameshigiri, Iaido
Price Range USD 200 - 900 USD 2,800 - 10,000 USD 10,000 - 100,000+
Material Alloy, Carbon steel Tamahagene Tamahagane
Blade Sharpened? No Yes Yes
Time to prepare the Shipment 2-3 days depending on stock 1 month to get de-licenced 6-9 months depending on Swordsmith's schedule.
Certificate of Authenticity No Yes Yes
Forged by Swordsmith, Machine Past Swordsmiths Masters Modern Swordsmiths Masters
Customization Yes, but limited to length of Katana NO Yes, Fully Customizable

Order & Delivery Details

Payment methods: Payments can be made by PayPal or bank transfer, depending on the type of armor being ordered.
Paypal
Delivery: Worldwide
EMS FedexE-Packet
Shipping Fee:

Free Worldwide Shipping Campaign!: Starting from December 2016, ALL the purchase above 100 USD will be free of shipping fee. This applies to all international shipment.

Delivery Time:

It takes about 4 - 7 days after you receive a notification email from us. Anywhere in the world via FedEx and EMS (unless some accident occurs). Tracking code will be sent to you to ensure secure shipment.

Insurance: A-Janaika covers 100% of purchase if the price of the item exceeds JPY 500,000. If the item is damaged or lost in the delivery* the customer receives either a 100% refund or a replacement item.*Subject to insurance company assessment. A damage or broken parts can be covered in above-mentioned insurance within 7 days from its arrival.
Cancellations: While we have a no-cancellation policy, we make sure to clearly communicate with all our customers to determine the correct item is requested before transactions are made.
Customs & Duty: As customs and duty vary from each country, this cost is incurred by the customer.