Aikuchi Katana

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  • Aikuchi, samurai, sword, katana, wakizashi, tanto, japan, japanese
  • Aikuchi Katana
  • Aikuchi Katana
  • Aikuchi Katana
  • Aikuchi Katana
  • Aikuchi Katana
  • Aikuchi Katana


The "Aikuchi" refers to the lack of tsuba (hand-guard) or a very small hand-guard. More common on Japanese style knives, but also found on some swords. And our Aikuchi has just that, a mini hand-guard. This give the sword a different balance and look. 

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  • Razor sharp, handmade blade. Correctly tempered by artisan smiths.
  • Blade features a double "Bo-Hi" commonly known as a "Blood Groove" with etched hamon.
  • Japanese style polish, on traditional "shinogi-zukuri" profile.
  • Mini Aikuchi handguard.
  • Brass handle fittings with ancient Japanese tomoe wheel theme.
  • Wooden handle with genuine stingray skin. Bound with alloy dragon ornaments.
  • Solid wood sheath with finsihed in high gloss, deep black lacquer.
  • Medium duty, Suitable for the backyard tamishigiri practitioner.
  • Can be Dissembled & Assembled.


  • Sheathed length - 1050mm
  • Drawn length - 1000mm
  • Blade with Habaki – 700mm
  • Handle with Guard – 300mm
  • Sori – 20mm
  • Sheathed weight - 1300kg
  • Drawn weight - 1060g
  • POB - 140mm


  • Blade – 1095 AISI
  • Construction – Mono Tempered
  • Hamon – Etched
  • Tang – Full Double Pegged
  • Koshirae, Tsuba & Saya:
  • Tsuba – Brass
  • Fuchi & Kashira - Brass
  • Menuki - Alloy
  • Tsuka-ito - Soft Synthetic
  • Tuska – Timber with real Rayskin
  • Saya – Wood, High Gloss Black Lacqured

  • Includes black cotton sword bag.

    Stands sold separately.

    As this is a handmade product, individual specifications may vary.

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    1 Review

    • 5
      aikuchi katana

      Posted by Steve Mann on 27th Aug 2017

      The aikuchi katana will not disappoint, it is exactly as advertised. Well put together and very sharp, it looks great on display

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