Ordering number : 16771
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Ichihara Nagamitsu
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Silver single habaki.
Blade length : 65.8 cm or 25.9 inches.
Sori :1.6cm or 0.63inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.29cm or 1.295inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.46 cm or 0.97 inches.
Kasane : 0.68cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 790grams.
Era : Showa
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with ubuha,with rather deep sori healthy blade.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach sunagashi, kinsuji work.
Hamon :Niedeki choji midare and gunome midare mixed sunagashi, chikei work.
Special feature: During the war, Shigetaro Emura, a governor of Okayama prison, tried to
reform prisoners by making them forge Japanese swords with traditional techniques.
They learned how to make Japanese swords from Ichimura and also Nagamitsu.
Ichihara invited Nagamitsu as a leader of swordsmith.
Nagamitsu was a member of the Army swordsmiths and prized at the Army sword
technical fosterage prize.
At a glance, Nagamitsu swords looks poor and not so good because these swords were
polished by immature polishers.
If the blade polished by good polisher, it should be changed a lot.
This sword is also very active Choji Midare Hamon which looks like
I sometimes see such kind of nice swords which was made by Nagamitsu.
His name were mentined as Nagamitsu, Ichiryushi, Bizen-kuni Karasuyama Jyoka
Ichiryusi Nagamitsu and so on.
This sword is mentioned as Ichiryusi which is rare signature.
This sword looks Shinshinto high standard quality.
Koshirae : Japanese Army sword mounting. Condition is very nice.
The sword and mounting has passed more than 70 years.
From Aoi Art : Nagamitsu, famous as a swordsmith who taught prisoners to make
Japanese swords at the request of Okayama Prison observers Emura during the war
He produced many works. He has many well-made works
Some good ones almost sins into quality.
This sword is Cyoji midare wirth many ashi,sunagasi and also Kinsuji work.
Nagamitsu and Emura are deeply popular and can be said to be fun works in the future.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.