Appraisal Quiz #624

Previous answer is
   Mumei (Uda)

Special feature : The Uda school is said to have originated in Yamato province.
The founder Kunimitsu moved to Ecyu province in the last Kamakura period. It is said that his son,
Kunifusa learned under Norishige who created a peculiar texture of jitetsu compounded soft
and hard iron commonly called Matsukawa-hada or Norishige-hada in Japanese.
Consequently the texture of jitetsu is a point worthy of appreciation of Uda School that was very good
at making use of well-tempered iron’s special qualities. Especially conspisious chikei appeals us strongly.
Oei era (1394~) is the boundary between Ko-uda and Uda.

Appraisal Quiz #624 (January 23rd 2020)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade length : 69.7cm or 27.4 inches.
Sori : 1.51cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.76cm or 1.08 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.4cm or 0.94 inches.
Kasane : 0.71cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 590 grams.
Shape : Regular width and thickness but deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Good shape sword.
Jigane : Ko-Itame-Hada well grained. Jinie attached beautiful unique Konuka-Hada.
Hamon :Niedeki Suguha with Notare. There are some deep Nioikuchi and soft Ko-Ashi.


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