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IN STOCK - Available with or without bo-hi (fuller)
Sleek Aickuchi Design Custom Katana with Solid Brass Tsunami Fittings and your choice of solid bodied blade or bo-hi (blood groove), 6 different ito wrap colors and 5 different saya options. Assembled and shipped within 1 week. Includes FREE Deluxe Sword Bag Valued at $19.99, select from 4 different designs!
Limited Edition Aikuchi Brass Tsunami Custom Katana
- Assembled and Shipped within 1 week from Los Angeles!
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Affordable, traditional and with some cool custom options - the entry level Ryujin T10 Aikuchi Custom Katana takes a high quality T10 tool steel blade with real hamon and lets YOU choose whether or not you want it with bo-hi (for a faster sword) or no-hi (for a more powerful cutter) and then lets you select from 3 tsuka (handle) and 3 saya (sheathe) combinations to make it uniquely your own.
And the best part, it is all assembled for you at the Ryujin workshop based in Los Angeles within 7 days of ordering!
The original concept was developed by Mr. Sam Sung, one of the co-founders of Musashi Swords and with the modular assembly system he has developed, keeping a large variety of parts in stock and YOU select what design best suits your unique style WITHOUT breaking the bank..!
The ONLY difference between this sword and the others in this series is this one is a sleek lined Aikuchi Katana without a tsuba, but has instead high quality tsunami wave themed brass fuchi and kashira and slightly less customization options. That and the price of course, being $30 less than the full custom option.
PLUS you get your choice of one of four designs of a Premium Quality Sword Bag which we usually sell for $19.99 here in the store!
Don't make the mistake of thinking these swords are just pretty ornaments - these are serious, practical blades that are surprisingly robust yet traditionally constructed and at our special introductory price, are some of the best cutting swords available anywhere near this price point. The ability to customize them is indeed just a very special free bonus!!
HISTORY OF AIKUCHI UCHIGATANA
The Aikuchi (meaning 'meets at the mouth') style of Japanese sword mounting was quite common on Tanto and Wakizashi, but was also historically seen on Katana. It was most popular during the Kamakura Jidai (1185-1333) as it facilitated wearing the sword closer to the armor than what was possible with a tsuba. In later periods it was favored by the nobility - in particular the Daimyo Uesugi Kenshin (1530-1578). This style without a tsuba was also called koshigatana koshirae.
In recent years Australian designer Mark Newson teamed up with traditional swordmakers in the Tohoku region devastated by the 2011 earthquake to make a luxury Aikcuhi Katana that sold for $300,000.