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Awataguchi Tadatsuna Wakizashi - Shodai

S0526

 

 wakizashi, ubu, one mekugiana,  signed, Awataguchi Fujiwara Tadatsuna. Hirazukure, iroi mune, slight toriizori.  Hawatare: 1 shaku 5 sun 2 bu (46.06 cm / 18.133 inches)  Motohaba:  3.17 cm.  Kasane:  6.9 mm.  Nie deki, gunome choji midare in a notare midare, deep nioi ashiiri, there are fine nie at the tops of the choji, gifu, nado.  Tight bright ko-mokume hada packed with fine jinie, chikei, bo-utsure, nado. Excellent horimono, in like new condition.  Silver foil boars eye habaki, shirasaya, NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Kanteisho  from Ausgust 7, 1996.  Sayagaki signed, Hon'ami Koson Kakihan. Showa yowai (years - age) roku nen (1931)  The way that the month written is beyond my ken.  There is a good picture at the bottom of this page.  If anyone can read it, I would appreciate it. 

Rated josaku with a sharpness rating of Wazamono in Nihon Toko Jiten Shinto Hen,  by Fujishiro.  Valued at 5,500,000 yen in Toko Taikan, by Tokuno.   As of 2000, there were 42 juyo Tadatsuna, though without dated pieces differentiating between first and second is impossible on this list.  

This is the first generation, the father of Ikkanshi Tadatsuna.  He worked around Manji (1658-1661) in Osaka.  Originally from Banshu.  He claimed to be  descendent of Awataguchi Kunitsuna.    There are fewer works with horimono, then are seen in the second generation.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           $6,500

 

 

            

                  Chikei                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Gifu Chikei                                                                         

 

Silver Foil Boar Eye Habaki

 

  

Toko Taikan,

 

 

  

Nihon Toko Jiten - Shinto Hen

 

        

Shinto Taikan  Volume 1& 2

 

NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Kanteisho

I would welcome any reading beyond the nen kanji

 

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