Ordering number: 19665
Katana in Shirasaya
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: copper single habaki gold color.
Blade length: 64.2 cm or 25.27 inches.
Sori :1.6 cm or 0.62 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 3.3 cm or 1.29 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.2 cm or 0.86 inches.
Kasane : 0.71 cm or 0.27 inches.
The weight of the sword 745 grams.
Shape: The blade is rather wide and thick with regular sori and longer Kisski, the signature was engraved Tachi mei not sword mei which is unusual very rear case. and also cut defects can be seen.
Jigane: Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach like Hizen style jigane.
Hamon: wavy style hamon continued feom hamachi to Kisski area.
Bo-shi is round shape hakikake style.
Special feature: It is said that Nagamitsu was called by Mr. Emura Okayama prison head officer in order to teach the sword-making technique to the prison. As you know during wartime, uncountable swords were made during wartime.
Yasukuni shrine blade is well-known swordsmith because of the high quality.
These swords were made careful attention for polishing and quality itself.
But for instance, Nagamitsu and Emura also made a lot of blades with poor polishing.
But if you check the blade more carefully, some Nagamitsu and Emura is remarkable work much better than Yasukuni blades
I think in the near future, Other Gendai blade including Emura and
Nagamitsu will have a nice reputation in the future and also expectation of the rising price.
It will be hard to buy such kind of swords in the future.
There are 2 Homare Kizu (honorable flaw) at Mine side, 5cm from Habaki.
Guarantee: NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.