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‘dachi Gallery

Unsho ‘dachi

This ‘dachi was made by Unsho during the Kamakura era (1182 - 1333).  

It has a nagasa (cutting edge) of 92.1 cm and sori (curvature) of 3.5 cm.

Unsho ‘dachi

Unsho ‘dachi

Mei (name): Unsho. 

Location: Shiogama Jinja, Miyagi.

Period: Kamakura (1182 - 1333).

Sugata (shape): Shinogi-zukuri, mitsumune, ubu nakago .

Hada (grain): Mokume on itame with chikei.

Hamon (temper pattern): wide suguha, maru boshi.

This ‘dachi is actually listed as a Tachi at Shiogama Jinja, but I have included here as it is over 91cm.  This sword is believed to be the first from the swordsmith Unsho and the tang is still in original condition.


This page was created on Tuesday 10th Dec 2002