Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Uda Kunimune.
Sayagaki: by human national treasure Honami Nissyu.
Eccyu Kuni Uda Kunimune. Ubu Cyusin Jidai Ouei.
explanation. The blade is ubu nakago and Ouei era.
Middle Koto:Jyo-Saku:Eccyu province.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saki)This sword Mumei Uda Kunimune belongs to Jyo-Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : gold double foiled habaki.
Blade length : 37.6 cm or 14.80 inches.
Sori : 0.7 cm or 0.27 inches.
Mekugi : 3
Width at the hamachi : 2.68 cm or 1.05 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.31cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Early Muromachi Ouei era.
Shape The blade is rather wide and thick with Kakudome style
Bo-hi is engraaved on both sides of the blad.e
The blade is small sakizori style.
Jigane:Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and masa-nagare
with chikei work blackish jigane.
HamonNiedeki sugauha with koashi and boshi is Yakizume style turns back.
Special feature :Uda Kunimune is a stream if the Norishige and Jigane is blackish
and visible to see the texture well strong Itame hada with masame hada mixed.
Swords expert like this kind of jigane well.
The blade is unsigned but easy to understand Uda Kunimune or Kunifusa.
Kakudome style Bo-hi is elegabt shape.
Tsuba: On the round shape Shibuichi plate, peony flowers
and butterflies are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, flower is engraved with gold color.
Saya: black roiro saya.
Menuki:flower is engrave by syakudo nanako plate.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.