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This is our premier cutting sword!  It has been called Kotetsu, Toshi, and the Hataya Sensei sword.  By any name, it is the best cutting sword we have found.  It was designed by Hataya Mitsuo Sensei and Kenpaku Yasutoshi of Sagamihara. It is a heavy cutter, but is well balanced and can be used for kata.  Hataya Sensei believes that one sword should be usable for all aspects of swordsmanship and frowns on one purpose cutting swords.  This sword comes with a great edge geometry and a polished surface that really performs.  All kotetsu are unique and should be ordered by number.

The Kotetsu blade is hand finished in Thailand by students of Mr. Kenpaku.  The tsuka, and saya are made from Japanese Honoki wood and is carved for each individual blade insuring a proper fit. The saya has a copper strip inlaid into the Ha side, between the kurigata and koiguchi. This provides protection from a bad batto cut.

The koiguchi, kurigata, and kojiri are hand crafted from water buffalo horn.  The entire saya is finished in a deep traditional black lacquer.  The copper habaki is plated in silver and has a decorative rain pattern. Each iron tsuba is hand fit to the sword, and varies in design from blade to blade. The fuchi / kashira are cast steel with a silver plate finish. The tsukamaki makes use of suede, leather or silk ito. The polish on the blade is an Iai polish which brings out the real hamon in each blade.

Strong and resilient, the Kotetsu is the preferred choice for many of the top ranked participants in both the US and Japan Batto-do Tai Kai's. The Kotetsu's performance has been outstanding even in the sword bending events of Dodan, Futomaki, and Yokonarabi.

Each Kotetsu has unique fittings and tsuba.

Currently Stocked Kotetsu Specifications

 

Kotetsu Katana 

  • Stock #584
  • Teal Silk Ito (Handle Wrap)
  • Blade length 29.75"
  • Overall weight of 2lbs 10oz
  • Overall length of 42"

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*Previously Sold Kotetsu* Examples of fine craftsmanship

Kotetsu Katana 

  • Purple Silk Ito (Handle Wrap) with Dragon menuki
  • 29.8" blade with 0.79" curvature and Bo-Hi
  • Overall weight of 2.7 lbs and overall length of 42.0"
  • Detailed Dimensions katana

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Kotetsu Katana 

  • Brown Suede Ito (Handle Wrap) with Plum Branch menuki
  • 29.13" blade with 071" curvature
  • Overall weight of 2.73 lbs and overall length of 41.1"
  • Detailed Dimensions katana

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We do not sell weapons to anyone under the age of 18 without permission and consent of a parent or legal guardian. These are real weapons and not toys. They are very sharp and should always be treated with care. They are not prop weapons and are not designed to be used for theatrical duels. They are not designed to cut down trees, cut through cinder blocks, stab through cars, or any other torture test. Be careful to never put yourself or anyone else in danger.

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