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Raikou Select: Hidetada Takaha's 2018

Raikou Select: Hidetada Takaha's 2018

Regular price $10,999.99 USD
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Hidetada Takaha (real name: Ryo Takaha) lives in Seki-shi, Gifu Prefecture. He was born in 1986. He learned sword making from his father, Takaha Hiromune, a master swordsmith. His swordsmith name is inherited from his grandfather, Takaha Hidetada (real name: Takaha Makoto).

He is one of the youngest swordsmiths among the current sword makers in Seki, and although he has not made many swords yet, he is a swordsmith of great promise.

This sword was made as a new sword in 2018, and has a blood line that runs along both edges. The sword is well balanced, even-grained,  has a good sound, and the metal fittings are all new. The handle is wrapped in pure silk the color of Adzuki. The scabbard is lacquered with a subtle brown tint while the sword guard is iron-plated with silver. The unsheathed blade weighs 855g. We are proud to recommend this sword.

 Length: 70.0 cm Sword Curvature: 1.2 cm  Sword Hilt Rivets: 1  Width 30.5 mm
Blade Thickness (base): 6.4 mm Blade Width (tip): 23.3 mm Blade Thickness (tip): 4.1 mm Handle Length: ~24 cm

 *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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