Katana - Ujifusa - Uchigatana/Shirasaya Koshirae - Ubu Nakago - Shinto Era - Aichi 15263
This sword is in very good condition and is inscribed with the name of Hida no Kami Ujifusa.
Hida no Kami Ujifusa was born in 1567 as the son of Wakasa no Kami Ujifusa.
In May 1593, he received the title of Hida no Kami from Toyotomi Hidetsugu and moved to Nagoya Castle when the castle was completed. His father, Wakasa no Kami Ujifusa, was the exclusive swordsmith for Oda Nobunaga, considered the most influential warlord in Japanese history, so Ujifusa served Nobunaga's third son, Nobutaka, as a minor retainer. However, Ujifusa became a ronin when Nobutaka committed suicide after being ordered to commit seppuku during the "Battle of Shizugatake" in 1583. After that, he moved to Kiyosu Castle and began forging swords with his father, and since then he has created many masterpieces.
The sword is well preserved and has a profound finish. The blade is wide and has a shallow curvature, and the koitame hada is well packed. The shinogi is high and the kissaki has a slightly extended chukisaki, and there is not much difference between the width of the motohaba and the sakihaba, making it a typical Keicho period shinto sword. Hamon is O-gnome with midare mixed in. The yakidashi is a suguha hamon, which is characteristic of Shinto swords.
All of Koshirae's metal fittings are original and have a texture that is over 400 years old. In particular, the mokko-shaped tsuba is simple, yet carries a samurai-like atmosphere. The scabbard is fitted with a Kuwagata-shaped Ojiri. The scabbard has a slightly dented area at the bottom. The shirasaya is also included for convenient storage. This is a great piece that could become your family heirloom, so act now!
- Blade length: 71.4 cm
- Curvature: 1.4 cm
- Number of Mekugi hole: 1
- Sakihaba: 19.2mm
- Sakikasane: 4.0 mm
- Motohaba: 27.5 mm
- Motokasane: 4.8 mm
- Signature: No signature
- Era: Shiinshinto
- Structure: Shinogi-zukuri, Iori-mune
- Jitetsu: Ko-itame
- Hamon: O-gunome with Midare
- Boshi: Midarete Hairi Nakamaru ni Kaeru
- Weight(without Saya): 860 g
- Nakago: Ubu
- Koshirae: Kuro-shime Saya with black silk tsukamaki
- Original Registration No.: Kochi 26918
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