Ordering number : 15080
Katana in Koshirae
Signature : Mumei(unsigned) attributed as Nagamitsu Showa blade.
The blade was polished.
Habaki: brass single habaki.
Blade length :66.4 cm or 26.14 inches.
Sori : 1.8 cm or 0.70 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.32cm or 1.30 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.32 cm or 0.91 inches.
Kasane : 0.72 cm or 0.28 inches.
Era : Showa era. about 73 years ago war time.
Shape : The blade is wide and thick healthy blade
with engraving on the Ji.
Jitetsu :Koitame Hada well grained with Jinie attach nice texture.
Hamon : Koniedeki small Gunome Midare like old Yoshii style.
Special feature : During world war time, Shigetaro Emura,
a governor of Okayama prison, reformed honest prisoners
by making them produce Japanese swords.
This allowed the prison to make many swords.
They made Japanese swords under Ichimura and also Nagamitsu.
Ichihara invited Nagamitsu as a leader of the sword making.
Nagamitsu was a member of the army sword making craftsman
and got the prize of the army sword technical fosterage prize.
Nagamitsu made the signature as Nagamitsu,
Ichihara Ichiryushi Nagamitsu and so on.
This sword looks like old Yoshii and Tairyusai Sokan.
Tsuba :On the mokko style iron Tsuba, some designe are engraved.
Fuchikashira :On the silver plate, many dots are engrave.
Saya : black roar saya.
Menuki : I think the god of the Hotei is engraved with gold color.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 250,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)