Ordering number: AS17622
Wakizashi in Koshirae.(NBTHK Hozon Token)
Signature: Oshu shu Aizu Ju Miyoshi Nagamichi (8 generation)
Jyonen 66 Sai Tsuguru Kore(He made this Wakizashi at the age of 66.)
Manei Kanoe-Saru Nen 8 Gatsu Hi (August 1860)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyo-jyo saku Jyo saku and regular saku)
This sword belongs to ranking.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: Copper single habaki.
Blade length: 36.1 cm or 14.21 inches.
Sori: 0.6 cm or 0.23 inches.
Width at the hamachi: 2.55 cm or 1.00 inches.
Width at the Kissaki: 1.96 cm or 0.77 inches.
Kasane : 0.62 cm or 0.24 inches.
The weight of the sword: 290 grams.
Era: Late Edo period, Manei Nen.
Shape: Rather small Wakizashi.
Jigane: Ko Itame Hada well grained with Masame.
Hamon: Nioideki, Gunome Midare. There are many Ashi.
Boshi is Midarekomi Yakisage style.
Special feature: Oshu shu Aizu Ju Mishina Nagamichi continued to 8th generation the end of Edo period.
First generation Miyoshi Naganamichi was active during Edo Kanei era.
The demand for swords decreased, he moved from Mino to Aizu with Kanesada. He made many swords. His swords are cut well.
Saya: Black Roiro Saya with line pattern engraving.
Tsuba: Shakudo, dragon, and wave are engraved with gold color.
Menuki: umbrella? is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira: Iron, Kuyo family crest, and arebsque are painted with silver.
From Aoi Art: Rather a small Wakizashi.
It might that it was Daisho.
Especially, Saya is very nice.
NBTHK Hozon Token
Aoi Art estimation paper: whole Oshigata.