AYANOKOJI SCHOOL(綾小路派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Sadatoshi (定利) in Yamashiro province.
- Kamakura period to Nanbokucho period.
Famous Swordsmiths from the school
- Sadatoshi (定利)*school founder
Shape : Small KISSAKI(切先),
Hada : Finely-grained ITAME-HADA(板目肌) blended with MOKUME-HADA(杢目肌).
Hamon : NIE-DEKI(沸出来), small CHOJI(丁子) blended with GUNOME(互の目). TOBIYAKI(飛焼き) and NIJUBA(二重刃).
Boshi : Hazy HAKIKAKE(掃掛け) or NIE-KUZURE(沸崩れ).
- The Ayanokoji school swords have many in common with the Sanjo or Gojo schools’ swords, so the school founder Sadatoshi is considered to have belonged to either of them.
- Sadatoshi is said to have had a close relationship Kuniyuki(国行) from the RAI SCHOOL(来派) and sometimes they made the swords on behalf of each other.