Order number : 15310
Wakizashi in Shirasaya (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Mutsu Daijyo Moyoshi Nagamichi the first generation
Shinto : Josaku ranking : Saijo Owazamono cutting test ranking.
(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 by high ranking polisher.
Habaki : Copper double Habaki with gold color.
Blade length : 59.2 cm or 23.3 inches.
Sori : 1.1 cm or 0.43 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.19 cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.37 cm or 0.93 inches.
Kasane : 0.74 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era (1661~)
Shape : The blade length is almost sword length and wide and thick with small sori and long Kissaki healthy blade.
Jigane : Koitame hada well grained with Jinie attach with small Chikei work.
Hamon : Niedeki Suguha from the Hamachi with thick Nioikuchi and then changes to Gunome Midare. Ashi, Sunagashi, Kinsuji work active in Hamon. Boshi turns round shape which is called Kotetsu Boshi.
Special feature : Miyoshi Nagamichi is a grandson of Nagakuni. He lived at Matsuyama in Iyo province and called Toshiro.
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.
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 very long Wakizashi almost as same as Katana length.
The blade is wide and thick nice gourgeous style.
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
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