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Muzori Awataguchi Tadatsuna Katana



Ideal for a martial artist, or beginning collector, a 17th century muzori katana signed, Awataguchi Omi no Kami Tadatsuna.  Shinogizukure, suriage, machiokure, chu kissaki, iroi mune, very modest sori (for all practical purposes muzori).  Hawatare: 2 shaku 2 sun 9 bu 4.6 rin (69.53cm / 27.375").   Motohaba: 2.98 cm.  Sakihaba:  2.04 cm.  Kasane: 6.8 mm. The hamon is gunome togare, tall gunome, slightly midare in groups of two.  Komaru boshi with extended kaeri.  The jigane is itame.  The blade is in old polish,

Inscribed with a fanciful name, Awataguchi Omi no Kami Tadatsuna, in which, not a single stroke in any of the kanji is close to correct.  So, this should be regarded as a mumei katana. 

There is an accompanying shirasaya saya with unsigned sayagaki.  That the signature is not correct, is in keeping with the koshirae.  The tsuba is the high point, a good 16th century sand iron plate, Heianjo with strong tekotsu.   The tsuka, while good quality, is modern.  The kashira a 19th century Sendai piece, and the fuchi and menuki modern reproductions.  The saya is finished in black enamel spray paint.   $1,250


Fanciful Awataguchi Omi no Kami Tadatsuna


Sixteenth Century Heianjo Tsuba

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