uda school

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

  • Kunifusa(国房)
  • Kunihisa(国久)
  • Kunimine(国宗)
  • Kunimitsu(国光)
  • Kunitsugu(国次)


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).
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