Ordering number : 20119
Wakizashi in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token)(consignment sale)
Signature : Uda Kunihisa
Sayagaki was done by Tanobe sensei:
Ecchu Uda Kunihisa Hacyo:1shaku 2sun8bu jaku yuusi Tanzan ori
4 characters the blade is younger broth of Kunihusa Ouei nary old
and young brothers are most high quality technique.
This sword is also continued kogunome midair with strong Nie,
sunagasim kinsuji and also powerful Bo-shi.
The style looks typical Ouei style and extremely different deep sori.
middle Koto: Chujo sak i: Ecchu province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Saijyo saku(top ranking)ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Gold failed J single habaki.
Blade length : 38.6 cm or 15.2inches.
Sori :1.4 cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.07cm or 0.85 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : cm or inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.224 inches.
The weight of the sword 285 grams.
Era : Muromachi period Bunan era 1444.
Shape : The blade ishira zukuri style sakizori deep.
Jigane :Koitame hada and komokume hada mixed
with jinie attach soft feeling texture and shirake Utsuri appear.
Hamon :Niedeki small gunome midare continued from the hamachi area
to the point. From Monouchi area to the top, active double hamon,
sunagashi, Kinsuji work. The Bo-shi is round shape active hamon hakikake
and also kinsuji work along with Hamon. Hamon looks Bizen style
but in Hamon activer wild feeling Sosyu den style added.
Special feature:I think Bizen kogunome or cyoji midare hamon is big different from Uda school.
At a glance Bizen school is The format of Bizen is respected, and most of the works have the same appearance,
Jigane, and blade pattern. but Uda Kunihisa and other sword makers are little different
which is more active There is a unique style that is not bound by the format.
The reason is that the ancestors reached to the famous swordsmith named Norishige and entered the Soshuden as a basis.
This sword is well grained soft feeling nice Jigane which is big different So-syuden
and appear Shirake Utsurri. But the Hamon is Nie based kogunome nag kocyoji midare double hamon, ashi
and yo work and also sunagashi Kinsuji work. This kind of swords will be welcomed by professional sword collectors.
I sawTanto Norishige so many years ago that the blade is extremely clear like this Jigane.
Norishige not only has gorgeous works by Soshuden, but also gentle works.
Kunihisa is not so famous wordsmith but we recommend this active sword for you.
Mr Tanobe sensei wrote the sayagaki as powerful active sword with sunagashi,
kinsuji and also Yubashiri. the polishing is also by high ranking polisher.
We strongly recommend this saijyo saku lever sword.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.