Ordering number : 17434
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Paper)
Signature : MUTSU DAIJYO MIYOSHI NAGAMICHI (First generation)
Shinto: Jyo saku: Saijyo Oowazamono cutting test ranking.
(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 by high ranking polisher.
Habaki :silber single habaki.
Blade length : 69.7 cm or 27.44 inches.
Sori :1.212 cm or 0.47 inches.
Width at the hamachi : 2.97cm or 1.16 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.01 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Enpo era.
Shape : The blade is rather wide and thick with suitable sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work visible to see the
Hamon :From the Hamachi, suguha start and then Gunome midare with
thick nioikuch active typical Nagamichi style deep nioikuchi ashi
In hamon, there are many sunagashi and kinsuji work.
special feature:Miyoshi Nagamichi, born Miyoshi Toshiro lived at Matsuyama
in Iyo province is a grondson of Nagakuni. Nagakuni was a retained
swordsmith of Kato Yoshiaki. Nagakuni and his son Masanaga, the
father of Nagamichi went along with the Kato family when they moved
to Aizu in O-shu province in 1627. Nagamichi was born in 1633 who
was called Michinaga in his youth. Accepting Mutsu-Daijo in 1659, he
changed the name to Nagamichi. Mr. Asaemon Yamada, known as a
famous cutting tester ranked Nagamitsu Saijo-Owaza-mono in his
book as one of twelve excellent swordsmiths at the point of
sharpness. Quite a few swords forged by Nagamichi survive with the
result of cutting test.
Nagamichi the First passed away in 1685, aged 53. The workmanship of this katana
shows a strong resemblance to Kotetsu who is a representative swordsmith of Edo-
From Aoi Art: This Nagamichi has deep nioikuchi bright and clear hamon On the
shinogiji, ther is a slight strong masame but not serious.
Generally He made many wakizasi and a few swords. It is very hard to look for his
We strongly recommend high ranking active sword.
Aoi Art estimation paper NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
: whole Oshigata.