Wakizashi:mumei (unsigned) attributed as Kouda.
Ordering number : 12085 (Consignment sale)
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature : Mumei (Kouda)
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 49.05 cm or 19.31 inches.
Sori : 1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.75 cm or 1.08 inches.
Kasane : 0.52 cm or 0.2 inches.
Era : Nambokucho period. 14th century.
Shape : A naginata-naoshi wakizashi.Naginata-hi is carved on the both sides of the blade.
Jitetsu :Masame covers on the clear itame-hada. Jinie and chikei appear there.
Hamon : Nijyu-ha and kinsuji appear along the suguha-hamon.
Special feature :The Uda school is said to have originated in Yamato province.
The founder Kunimitsu moved to Ettyu province in the last Kamakura period.
It is said that his son, Kunifusa learned under Norishige who created a peculiar
texture of jitetsu compounded soft and hard iron commonly called matsukawa-hada or Norishige-hada in Japanese.
Consequently the texture of jitetsu is a point worthy of appreciation of Uda School that was very good at making use of well-tempered iron's special qualities.
Especially conspisious chikei appeals us strongly.
NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 480,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)