Ordering number : 20137
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature : Mutsu Daijo Miyoshi Nakamichi
Shinto: Jyo Saku: Saijo O-Wazamono: Iwashiro.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jyo-jyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki : Copper single habaki.
Blade length : 53.02 cm or 20.87 inches.
Sori : 1.21 cm or 0.47 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.08 cm or 1.21 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.29 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.29 inches.
The weight of the sword: 600 grams.
Era : Edo period around Kanbun era.
Shape : Wide and thick Wakizashi.
Jigane : Ko Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, from Hamachi is Ko Gunome Midare and then Gunome Midare. There are Mizukage Utsuri.
In the Ha, there are many Ashi, Sunagashi, and Kinsuji.
Boshi is constricts and turns round.
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 : Black Roiro Saya.
Tsuba :Round shape iron Tsuba, Kiku flower is engraved with open work.
Signature: ?Naga Saku.
Menuki : Shakudo, flower and animal are engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Shakudo Nanako, plants are engraved with gold color.
From Aoi Art: He also known as Aizu Masamume and Aizu Kotetsu.
The blades cut well. Miyoshi Nakamichi was poplar with Aizu people.
He was deeply infuluenced by Kotetsu.
The Jigane is so nice. The Boshi is Kotetsu Boshi.
We recommend this masterpiece Miyoshi Nagamichi for you.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.