Kotetsu Cutting Swords (UPDATE IN PROGRESS)
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
- 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
- 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
- Brown Suede Ito (Handle Wrap) with Plum Branch
- 29.13" blade with 071" curvature
- Overall weight of 2.73 lbs and overall length of
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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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