Katana:Ichihara Nagamitsu (Showa)(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Ordering number: AS21674
Katana in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)

Signature : Ichihara Nagamitsu (Showa) 
一原長光(年代昭和) 
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku, Jyo saku, and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Gold foiled single habaki.
Blade length: 63.0cm or 24.8inches.
Sori: 1.4cm or 0.55inches.
Mekugi: 1
Width at the hamachi: 3.26cm or 1.28inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 2.31cm or 0.90inches.
Kasane: 0.75cm or 0.29inches.
The weight of the sword: 790grams.
Era: Showa
Shape: Wide and thick sword with deep Sori and longer Kissaki. Ubuha is remain.
Jigane: Ko-Itame-Hada well grained beautiful Jihada.
Hamon: Siguha sword with Ashi and Yo.

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.

Koshirae:
Tsuba: Mokko style iron Tsuba. Mimi is Tachiage style. Waterfall and rocks are engraved with gold and silver color.
Fuchikashira: Iron plate, lines are engraved.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya with blue shell powder. Dragon is engraved.
Menuki: Shakudo plate, Flower is engraved with gold color.

NBTHK Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.

Auction starting Price:380,000 JPY-.

The item was sold at the auction





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