Ordering number: 20322
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.( NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(Consignment Sale)
Signature: Awataguchi Oumi Kami Tadatsuna(2nd generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Gold foiled double habaki.
Blade length : 60.4 cm or 23.77 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.11 cm or 1.22 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.16 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.71cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Genroku era.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with regular sori
and longer kissaki healthy blade.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach beautiful fine texture.
Hamon :From Hamachi, Yakidasi suguha hamon and then deep nioikuch
Gunome midare with Ashi.
In hamon there are many sunagashi, Kinsuji work.
Special feature:This sword belonged to 2nd generation Tadatsuna.
He was the most skillful for naming Horimono (engraving).
Generally, he made swords gunome midare hamon with Ashinaga-choji and sunagashi.
Sometimes he made Doranba hamon.
This sword is gunome midare with thick nioikuchiu active hamon.
Saya :Black kawarinuri saya.
Tsuba :On the round shape iron Tsuba, rise up mimi and engraved a person
and matsu tree which is very popular like Mogarashi so-ten school.
Menuki : I think this story come from China. a man is riding on the horse.
Fuchi:n the shakudo nanako plate, wise men ar playing Igo under the Matsu tree.
Kashira:Chinese wise man are playing or something with gold color.
From Aoi Art: This sword is rather a small size and wide and thick with suitable sori and longer Kissaki very healthy blade. Polishing is also nice.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.