Ordering number : 14859
Katana in Shirasaya with Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon paper)
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 : Gold failed single habaki.
Blade length : 64.5 cm or 25.39 inches.
Sori :1.3 cm or 0.51 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.20 cm or 1.25 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.32 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Showa
Shape : It is wide and thick magnificent shape work.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained that is close to muji.
Hamon : Ko-Niedeki gunome midare and kogunome midare mixed.
Boshi is midarekomi style.
special feature : The Hamon looks like Bizen Yosii styl which is all together gunome hamon.
Sometimes we can see old kamakura Nagamitsu tried to make like Yosii bizen.
As you know during war time, Ancountable swords were made during war time.
Yasukuni shrine blade are well known sword smith because of the high quality.
These swords were made carteful attention for polishing and quality itself.
But for instance Nagamitsu and Emura also made a lot of blade 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
nice reputation in the future and also expectation of the rising price.
It will be hard to buy such kind os swords.
Tsuba : Mokko style iron Tsuba
Fuchi : On the syakudo plate, a Chinese phoenix is engraved.
Kashira : On a iron base, flower is applied. It is Higo Kashira.
Saya : Black Saya
Menuki : Dragon design engraved and inlaid with gold.
NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.