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Raikou Select: Higonokuni Akamatsu Tarou's Blood Line

Raikou Select: Higonokuni Akamatsu Tarou's Blood Line

Regular price $10,999.99 USD
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The real name of Akamatsu Tarou was Kaoru Kimura, born in Kumamoto Prefecture in 1961. He forged his swords in Yatsushiro City, Kumamoto Prefecture. He is a master swordsmith who has won many awards at new sword exhibitions.

The blade has a blood line that runs along both sides which softly narrows at the tip. It is a bright, shining, blade that was carefully made. The blade comes with a black handle woven with fine black silk and a matching black scabbard. The sword guard is made of iron and depicts a lion. The blade is approximately 900g unsheathed and the handle measures about 24.0 cm in length.

 Length: 73.1 cm Sword Curvature: 1.7 cm  Sword Hilt Rivets: 1

  *Each katana sold on our site is one of a kind. Prior to fulfilling your order we will personally reach out to confirm your order.

Each Japanese sword is registered under the Agency for Cultural Affairs in Japan. Upon transfer of ownership, such as through a purchase on our site, a new registration paper must be issued for its owner to legally possess it. This registration paper serves to authenticate the origins of the blade.

To legally export a sword such as this from Japan to other countries, we will have to apply for a transfer of ownership permit from the Agency for Cultural Affairs and return the original registration paper to the Board of Education. This process normally typically takes 4 weeks. And so please be aware that it may take 1-1.5 months before you may receive your blade.

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