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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