Katana : MUTSU DAIJYO MIYOSHI NAGAMICHI (First generation)

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
saku)
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.
Mekugi :1
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
texture well.
Hamon :From the Hamachi, suguha start and then Gunome midare with
thick nioikuch active typical Nagamichi style deep nioikuchi ashi
work.
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-
shinto.

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
swords.
We strongly recommend high ranking active sword.

Aoi Art estimation paper NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon Token.
: whole Oshigata.

Price : 2,500,000 JPY-. (including the shipping fee)

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