Tanto in Shirasaya, with Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Tousougu Paper for the koshirae)
Signature : Uda Hirakuni
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 22.1 cm or 8.70 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.22 cm or 0.87 inches.
Kasane : 0.57 cm or 0.22 inches.
Era : Muromachi period.
Shape : The blade is very nice Moroba zukuri style nice looking shape.
On the both sides of the blade has Dokko and Bonji are engraved.
Jitetsu : Itamehada well grained with Jinie and Chikei attach and Chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha with Notare and Gunome midare, with thick nioikuchi and a lot of soft ashi, sunagashi, Yo and Kinsuji
Special feature : The founder of Uda school started from kamakura period Yamato Uda province and moved to Eccyu province by Kunimitsu.
At early Muromachi period, Uda Kunimune worked as a top wordsmith in Uda school and also Kunihusa, Kunitsugu and Hirakuni.
Uda Hirakuni was a student of the Kunimune.
The Jigane is blackish active Itame and ooitame had like sosyu style.
This blade is unusual Moroha zukuri and active Sosyu den style Niedeki gunome, noter with thick nioikuchi.
I think quite well jigane and hamon is kind of a famous painting.
We strongly recommend this sword.
Koshirae : Aikuchi Koshirae. on the Solid gold Inshimeji,waves are engraved.
Tsuba : On the Solid gold Inshimeji,waves are engraved.
Fuchikashira : On the Solid gold Inshimeji,waves are engraved.
Saya : Syunuri(red) kizami saya.
Menuki : A dock is engraved by solid gold.
Kurikata : On the Solid gold Inshimeji,waves are engraved.
Kozuka : On the Solid gold Inshimeji,waves are engraved.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
NBTHK Hozon Tousougu Paper for the koshirae.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.