UDA SCHOOL(宇多派) was a Japanese sword school founded by Kunimitsu(国光) in Ecchu.
- The late Kamakura to the Muromachi period.
Famous Swordsmiths from the school
Shape: High SHINOGI-SUJI(鎬筋), IORI-MUNE(庵棟), Shallow Sori*before Muromachi period, Saki-Sori(先反り)*after Muromachi.
Hada : Blackish, MOKUME-HADA(杢目肌) mixed with MASAME-HADA(柾目肌),
Hamon : NIE-DEKI(沸出来), NOTARE(のたれ), GUNOME(互の目).
Boshi : KO-MARU(小丸),HAKIKAKE(掃掛け).
- The founder was originally from the Uda area of the Yamato province, so the Uda school’s swords show the characteristics of both the YAMATO Tradition(大和伝) and the Ecchu province swords.
- The school’s old works from the Kamakura to Nanbokucho period are referred to as Ko Uda(古宇多).