Ordering number: AS20161
Katana in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Mumei (Uda)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo sakuranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : silver single habaki
Blade length : 38.5 cm or 15.1 inches.
Sori :2.85cm or 1.13 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.85cm or 1.13 inches.
Kasane : 0.42cm or 0.16 inches.
The weight of the sword 320 grams.
Era : Middle of Edo period. 1460.
Shape : Very long Nagamaki which probably was Suriage and Machiokuri.
Jigane :Itame-hada well grained, Jinie attached and there is Shirake utsuri.
Shinogiji :Itame-hada flowing to Masame.
Hamon: Niedeki round Gunome-midare, sharp Yaki-sage style Kissaki.
Special feature:The Uda school is said to have originated in Yamato
province. The founder Kunimitsu moved to Echyu 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.
Tsuba: On round Iron Tsuba. flower pattern is engraved
Fuchikashira: Shakudo plate, flower pattern is engraved with gold color.
Saya: Black Saya with Aogai-Chirashi.
Menuki: On Shakudo plate Daifuku is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka: On Shakudo nanako plate, peacock is engraved
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation Paper: whole Oshigata