Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Ujifusa
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Ujifusa belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : gold foiled single Habaki.
Blade length : 32.1 cm or 12.63 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 2.80 cm or 1.10 inches.
Kasane : 0.52 cm or 0.20 inches.
Era : Late Muromachi oeriod.
Shape : The blade is Mitsumune style and rather wide
and longer which is called Sunobi Tanto.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach soft feeling nice texture.
Hamon : Niedeki gunome midare with ashi, yo work.
Especially from Moniuchi area to Kissaki is wild feeling active wild Hamon.
Special feature : There are famous Ujifusa are Wakasa Kami Ujifusa and Hida Kami Ujifusa.
From the signature, the blade looks his early stage.
Wakasa Kami Ujifusa was born at Tensyo 3rd (1575) at Mino province and moved to Owari later.
The blade is square style Gunome Midare Dignified work and Togari Boshi (Kissaki).
At Tensyo 18th (1590) he passed away.
But his son Hida Kami Ujifusa also made wild active nice swords.
This sword is elegant Mitsumune style Sunnobi Tanto.
The blade is healthy so we recommend this Tanto.
Blades forged by Ujifusa were preferred from high ranking Samurais in Owari.
Tsuba : Hamidasi Tsuba : Dragon is engraved on iron plate with gold color. Signature in unreadable.
Fuchikashira : Clouds and fist of the dragon are engraved on Shakudo plate with gold color.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki : Dragon and clouds are engraved on Shakudo Nanakoji plate.
Kozuka : Dragon and clouds are engraved on Shakudo plate with gold color.
Kogatana : Mumei.
Historical background: during long ages of Civil War.
NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.