Order number : AS16728
Wakizashiin Shirasaya with Koshirae. (Tokubetsu Hozon Paper) (consignment sale)
Signature : Mutsu Daijyo Miyoshi Nagamichi the first generation
Shinto : Jo saku ranking : Saijo Owazamono cutting test ranking : Iwashiro.
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijo saku, Jojo saku, Jo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to Jojo saku ranking.
The blade is polished.
Habaki : Silver single Habaki.
Blade length : 52.8 cm or 20.8 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.4 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.88 cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.13cm or 0.84 inches.
Kasane : 0.51 cm or 0.20 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era (1661~)
Shape : The blade is regular thickness and width with small curve Kanbun style.
Jigane : Koitame-hada well grained with Jinie attach.
Hamon : Niedeki Gunome Midare with ashi working soft Nioikuchi and Sunagashi, Kinsuji work.
Boshi twist and turns round shape with deep Nioikuchi.
Special feature : Miyoshi Nagamichi is a grandson of Nagakuni. He lived at Matsuyama in Iyo province and called Toshiro at first.
Nagakuni was a retained swordsmith of Kato Yoshiaki. Nagakuni and Masanaga, the father of Nagamichi went along with the Kato family when they moved to Aizu in O-shu province at 1627. Nagamichi was born in 1633 who was called Michinaga in his youth.
Accepting the title Mutsu-Daijo in 1659, he changed his name to Nagamichi. Mr. Asaemon Yamada, known as a famous cutting tester ranked Nagamitsu Saijo-Owaza-mono ranking in his book as one of the twelve excellent swordsmiths at the point of sharpness. Quite a few swords forged by Nagamichi while his life with the result of cutting test. He also said as Aizu kotetsu because the blade looks like Kotetsu Jigane and Hamon cut well sword (Saijyo Owazamono : One of the best cut well sword in Japanese swords is Koto and shinto blades)
Nagamichi the first generation passed away at 1685, aged 53.
The workmanship of this Katana shows a strong resemblance to Kotetsu who is a representative swordsmith of Edo-shinto.
This sword is long Wakizashi.
Koshirae : Beautiful nice Koshirae.
Saya :Kawarinuri saya nice design.
Tsuba : On the obal shape iron tsuba, Japanese pampas grass and are engraved by gold inlay.
Menuki : Tachi mountig is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira : Waaves and flying sea birds are carved on iron plate with gold color.
Kojiri : Some plants are carved on iron plate with gold color.
Kurikata : Autumn flowers are carved on the Shakudo nanako plate with gold color.
Kozuka : Amongs waves, a moving dragon carved on Shakudo plate with gold color.
Kogatana: Signature mentioned as To Tamon Hyoei Masatsugu.
Ko-gai : birds on the rock are carved with gold color.
Tokubetsu Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
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