Ordering number : 15894
Katana in Koshirae.
Signature : Nagamitsu(Showa)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to JyoJyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki :copper singke habaki.
Blade length : 70.0 cm or 27.55 inches.
Sori :2.2cm or 0.86 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.36cm or 1.32 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.77cm or 0.30 inches.
Era : Showa.
Shape : The blade is long and wide,thick with rather deep sori and longer kissaki nice looking shape.
Jigane :Koitame hada and mokume hada mixed with jinie attach and chikei work.
Shinogiji:Itame hada and masame hada mixed.
Hamon :Nioideki Cyoji midare with ashi and midarekomi style boshi.
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,This sword looks shinshinto blade because the cyoji midare
is quite nice active hamon also nice well grained jigane.
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.
Koshirae : Gendai(modern times)
From Aoi Art: Generally Syowa blade is small size like 60cm to 65cm
but this sword is long and well balanced like Shinshinto high ranking sword.
Nagamitsu was invited by Emura who was a a governor of Okayama prison for making swords
by prisners in Pkayama prison. Emura ordered to make Japanese swords to the prisoners
who were selected and taught by Nagamitsu. These swords were selected and polished
by the prisoners in the prison. Nagamitsu also made by using these prisoners
but the polishing is not good and also the quality is mixed up good and poor.
This sword was made by higher ranking sword maker.
The polishing was done and also nice Jigane and Hamon.
We recommend this sword as investment good in the future.
Guarantee NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.