Order number : AS18038
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae.
Signature : Mutsu Daijo Miyoshi Nagamichi (First generation)
Shinto: Jyo Saku: Saijo Owazamono
(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 :copper single habaki.
Blade length : 54.55 cm or 21.47 inches.
Sori :1.36cm or 0.53 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.04cm or 1.19 inches.
Width at the Kissaki :2.01 cm or 0.79 inches.
Kasane : 0.62cm or 0.24 inches.
Era : Edo perios Enpo era.
Shape : The blade is rather long size wide,
and thick with small sori and longer kissaki.
Jigane :Koitame hada well grained with jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon :Niedeki suguha from ther Hamachi area and then kogunime midare and gunomemidare with ashi work.
Boshi is round like snale head style.
Special feature: Miyoshi Nagamichi, born Miyoshi Toshiro lived at Matsuyama in Iyo province is a grondson of Nagakuni.
Nagakuni was a retained swordsmith of Kato Yoshiaki.
Nagakuni and his son Masanaga, the father of Nagamichi went along
with the Kato family when they moved
to Aizu in O-shu province in 1627. Nagamichi was born in 1633 who
was called Michinaga in his youth. Accepting Mutsu-Daijo in 1659, he
changed the name to Nagamichi. Mr. Asaemon Yamada, known as a
famous cutting tester ranked Nagamitsu Saijo-Owaza-mono in his book
as one of twelve excellent swordsmiths at the point of sharpness.
Quite a few swords forged by Nagamichi survive with the result of
cutting test. Nagamichi the First passed away in 1685, aged 53.
The workmanship of this katana shows a strong resemblance
to Kotetsu who is a representative swordsmith of Edo-shinto.
Saya :Aogai chirashi saya(blue shell tini powder saya)
Tsuba :On the iron tsuba, engrave mimi and engrave a dragon and some
design open work with gold color.
Menuki : Baton is engraved by syakudo platee with gold color.
From Aoi-Art:Utsu Daijyo Miyoshi Nagamichi first generation is well known
the top cut well sword. So many sword collectors especially Aizu
province love the Miyoshi Nagamichi. He was strongly influenced from Kotetsu.
First generation Nagamichi is called as Aizu Kotetsu well known cut well sword
which is mentioned the top ranking cut well sword.
We recommend this sword for you.
Guarantee: NBTH Hozon Token.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.