Ordering number: AS16366
Katana in Koshirae.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo Saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : copper single habaki.
Blade length : 66.6 cm or 26.22 inches.
Sori :1.7 cm or 0.67 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.44 cm or 1.354inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.58 cm or 1.02 inches.
Kasane : 0.75cm or 0.295 inches.
The weight of the sword 800 grams.
Era : War time :during world war 2.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with Ubuha
and suitable sori and longer kissaki nice shape sword.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach Muji style.
Hamon :Nie deki gunome midare suguha and Notare hamon
with ashi work.
Special feature: Nagamitsu was working at the Okayama prison
as a director. Emura who was a fead officer of the Okayama prison
planed to make Japanese swords by using a lot of prisoners
and made many swords. He invited Nagamitsu
who was making swords at Okayama prefecture.
He also joined as swordsmith and made many swords
with prisoners. The signature is mentioned as Nagamitsu,
Ichihaara Ichiryushi Nagamitsu,Karasuyama jeu Nagamitsu
and other signature. Generally speaking Nagamitsu
and Emura made a lot of swords but the Jigane
and Hamon are slightly different.
Saya :Black color saya.
Fuchikashira; On the copper plate, nanako is engraved by silver color and engraved a dragon.
Tsuba : On the Mokko style iron Tsuba some design is engraved.
Menuki : a lucky god is engraved by brass metal.
From Aoi Art: Generally speaking a lot of sword makers joined to make Japanese swords
because, in Japan, the army and Navy officers must bring a Japanese sword to the
war front and other places. so It is necessary to make Japanese swords.
Some swords are machine-made and others are handmade swords. If high ranking polisher,
polished these swords, nice Jigane will become out.
Guarantee NBTHK Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.