Katana:Bizen Kuni Okayama Ju Ichihara Nagamitsu Saku

Ordering number: 22109
Katana in Army Gunto Koshirae.

Signature : Bizen Kuni Okayama Ju Ichihara Nagamitsu Saku

AOI Bijyutasu Syosin Kanteisyo Guarantee NBTHK Hozon Token.
(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.
Habaki : brass single haabaki.
Blade length : 66.0 cm or 25.98 inches.
Sori : 1.5 cm or 0.59 inches.
Mekugi :  1
Width at the hamachi : 3.33 cm or 1.31 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.18 cm or 0.85 inches.
Kasane : 0.73 cm or 0.28 inches.
The weight of the sword 730 grams.
Era : Showa war timer.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick with suitable sori
and longer kissaki healthy and ububa still left on the edge.
Ubuha(ba) means from the sword was made till now, not
polished part from Hamachi to 5cm.
Sword smith used to leave Ubuha when he made sword.
Jigane :Koitame had well grained with jinie attach like Muji style jigane.
Hamon :Nie deki deep nioi Choji midare and gunome midare mixed
with soft feeling ashi, Yo work.
In Hamon, sunagashi and vivid Kinsuji work.

Special feature: During WWII, Emura Shigetarou, the general manager of Okayama prison invited sword smith Nagamitsu for making swords in Okayama prison. Emura was concentrated to prisoner’s rehabilitation and collected honest prisoner to educate them with help of Nagamitsu. Nagamitsu was also a member of the army sword making craftsman and got the prize for army sword technical fosterage. This sword was polished perfectly and well balanced huge width and nice Jigane. Generally he engrave Nagamitsu on the Nakago but this sword was Long
signature. and also one of the best quality blade in his swords.

Koshirae : Army Gunto Koshirae.

From Aoi Art: Tocho(Tassel) is company grade officer’s blue color. It is rare that the signature is long, not two Kanji characters Nagamitsu.We recommend this Katana for you.

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

Price:350,000 JPY-.

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