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Well, this is the first time I've heard of SKIP. But according to this wiki article, I think it is a mistake. 古 has 5 strokes and 月 has 4, so the SKIP for 胡 should be 1-5-4. The stroke order listed in the link given by jkerian in the comment can also confirm this.
That really depends what you mean by "kanji". Remember that kanji are derived from Chinese characters of which there are not a defined number. The 常用 (general use) kanji set is the one prescribed for education in schools and treated as a "safe" list to use in newspapers and other publications. The 常用 kanji with the most strokes is currently 鬱 (as noted by ...
For common (常用) kanji, I think 鬱 has the most strokes - 29. It is probably not as common as 鑑, but it's not exactly rare either. It's used in 憂鬱【ゆううつ】 (depression, the way you feel after writing that kanji) and a lot of other emotion-filled words. And for archaic ones, I've also heard that 䯂 has the most strokes - 34. It's so uncommon these days though that ...
Here is a page showing a detailed study on citation history of the kanji: http://atonal.fc2web.com/mr/something/gather/otodo_taito/otodo_taito.html According to it, there is a book from 1981 called 姓氏の語源 'Etymology of Surnames', and it has a short story about the kanji, which goes; One day a young guy showed up at a brokerage office, bought a large amount ...
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