In the year of 1208 A.D.(KAMAKURA period), the Emperor GOTOBA granted permission to NORIMUNE, one of the great swordsmiths, to engrave the imperial chrysanthemum (KIKU in Japanese) crest on swords he forged, which was undoubtedly honorable. Also, he engraved 一(the number 1 in Japanese) below the crest. The name of this sword KIKUICHIMONJI comes from this event. Kiku means chrysanthemum and ICHIMONJI mean the number 1 in Japanese.
It is said that this sword belonged to SOZI OKITA, who was the highest samurai in Shinsengumi.
Shinsengumi worked for Tokugawa government to combat against anti-government clans at the end of Edo period(1853-1868 A.D.). He was also participating in the civil war called “戊辰戦争(BOSHIN war) as one of its leading members, fighting for the Tokugawa government.
■Size: Approx. 78cm” Blade, 30cm” Handle & Overall 108cm
■Weight: Approx. 1.2kg (1.5kg including package weight)
■The Material of the Blade: Zinc Alloy
■Scabbard Material: Hard Wood Colored with black
■Tang Material: Replica Ray Skin(white) laced with white fabric
■Tsuba(Hand Guard): Metal Alloy
■Menuki(Sword Decoration inside the lacing): Metal Alloy
■Fuchigashira material(Sword Decoration at the bottom of the tang): Metal Alloy(dragon decoration)
*The sword stand in the picture does not come with the sword.
1、Although this is a replica sword, you could hurt people if misused.
2、You cannot disassemble or adjust this sword.
Here is the list of countries where we have information that customers cannot import replica swords.
Russia, China (except Hong Kong), Korea, UK
We would not be responsible if the custom seized the sword you had purchased from us under any circumstances.
Please make sure the country in which you live permits you to import replica swords before you make a purchase. On a further note, sometimes you will be required to obtain a document from your legal authority to receive a replica sword.We can answer which countries we have successfully shipped before if asked.
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