Shinto Middle of Edo period (7th year of Houei/1710) Settsu Katana by Tadatsuna

(Signed: Awataguchi Ikkanshi TADATSUNA Hori-Dousaku Auspicious day in the 8 month, the 6th year of Houei)

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Shinto Middle of Edo period (7th year of Houei/1710) Settsu Katana by Tadatsuna



This elegant Katana comes with an NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper attesting to its authenticity and quality.

Length of cutting edge 69.2cm, Curvature2.4cm, Width of base 30.5mm, Width of Yokote 20.0mm, Thickness of base 6.9mm

This superb sword was made by the 2nd generation smith Awataguchi Oumi-no-kami TADATSUNA, his real name was Asai Mandayu and he was the first son of the 1st generation Oumi-no-kami TADATSUNA. His initial smith name was TADAKUNI and then it was changed to TADATSUNA. After the 2nd year of Genroku (1689) he named himself [IKKANSHI]. His is best known for his Ashinaga Choji (long foot clove), Gunome (zigzag), Toran (waves) and Suguha (straight) temper with Osaka style precise Ko-Itame forging. He is also renowned for his elaborate carvings such as KURIKARA dragon.
One of his long Katana signed [Awataguchi Ikkanshi TADATSUNA Hori-Dousaku Auspicious day in the 8 month, the 6th year of Houei] (1709) was named as Important Cultural Property. He is one of the three great sword smiths in Osaka [SUKEHIRO, INOUE SHINKAI and TADATSUNA].


This sword is gracefully curved, with a wide base in a TACHI style. This sword was designed for ceremonial services by Daimyo or Hatamoto, high-ranking official Samurai. Its precisely forged fine steel is covered with uniform thick and sparkling Ji-nie glitter so called Osaka Shinto style steel. The Temper line is deep Nie-belt straight SUGUHA base where long Kinsen (darkish thick Nie lines) activities sinks and floats to surface throughout from base to tip. The blade is in mint-excellent condition. The entire sword is full of the spirit of his frontier Awataguchi KUNITSUNA in 13th C.


The accompanying Black Ro-Iro style Uchigatana Koshirae consists of: a White rayskin/black silk cord lozenge wrapped hilt, Shakudo copper alloy Fuchi/Kashira (Peony design gold/silver iroe), Pure gold Leo Menuki hilt ornaments and Ivy arabesque Kyo-Shoami Iron Tsuba (Hozon Tousogu certificate).


Gold foiled habaki collar, accompanies Shira-Saya plain wood mounting.


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