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Product No. KA-0259 無銘(宇多国房)
Mei Front: Mumei, but attributed to Uda Kunifusa
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Region Echu Province
Era Late Namboku-cho Period
Size
Length
68.8 cm
27.1 in
Sori (curvature)
1.9 cm
0.7 in
Motohaba
2.8 cm
1.1 in
Sakihaba
1.8 cm
0.7 in
Munekasane
0.7 cm
0.3 in
NBTHK Certification
Status Tokubetsu Hozon Token
Certification Date May 23, 2019
Provincial Registration
Registration Authority Tokyo
Registration Date March 22, 1951
Item Details
Shape Sinogizukuri Iorimune
Jihada (Metal pattern) Itame and Mokume with Jinie
Hamon (Temper line) Komidare and Gunome with Konie, Ashi and Sunagashi
Engraving Bohi on each side
Bōshi (Point / Tip) Notare and Hakikake, turning shortly
Nakago (Tang) Suriage Mumei
Mekugiana (Rivet holes) 2 Original Ana is the lower ana
Habaki Two part copper base gold foil Habaki
Other Info
This swordsmith, Uda Kunifusa, first-generation, was from Senjuin, Yamato Province. He moved from Yamato to Uda, Echu Province with his father, Kunimitsu, who was the founder of the Uda tradition. The features of the Uda Tradition are a general strong curvature, Iorimune, and Kokisaki (small tip), the style of the shape is a bit narrower than average and the Kitae is an impressive Nie and the Sunagashi in the Hamaon, and the boshi is Hakikake. This Katana is Mumei O-suriage, it is shortened by 1.3 sun (4cm) and has the features of the Uda Tradition and attributed to Kunifusa, the first generation who was active during the end of the Namboku-cho Period. This blade has many points to appreciate as well as a lot of dignity. It has passed the Tokubetsu Hozon Token in 2019.
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