Katana in Shirasaya (NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature:Mutsu Daijyo Miyoshi Nagamichi
The blade was polished by good polisher.
Blade length : 74.7 cm or 29.40 inches.
Sori : 0.8 cm or 0.31 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.90 cm or 1.14 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 1.89 cm or 0.74 inches.
Kasane : 0.69 cm or 0.27 inches.
Era : Edo period Kanbun era.
Shape : The blade is regular sized small sori Kanbun shape with rather longer kissaki.
Jitetsu : Itame hada well grained with jinie attach and chikei work.
Hamon : From hamachi area, suguha and then gunome midair with deep nioikuchi and bright hamon in Ha, small sunagashi and Kinsuji work.
Special feature : He was a son of the Miyoshi Masanaga and called Toshiro and born at Kanei 10th(1633) at Aizu province.
He studied making swords from his uncle Nagatoshi after that he got the title of Mutsu Daijyo (Manji 2nd year)and changed his name to Miyoshi Nagamichi.
He passed away Teikyo 2nd era age 55 years.
Nagamichi adore Kotetsu and his work is qute sama as Kotetsu.
The blade is bright and good Jigane with deep nioikuchi and boshi is also same style like a head of snake.
He was selected as 13 famous best cut well swords as sama as Kotetsu.
He moved to Edo and studied from Yamano Kanjyuro Hisahide in order to make cut well sword.
In fact, there are some Tameshigiri gold inlay swords of Nagamichi.
This blade is very bright Hamon and good Jigane.
From the hamachi area, Kotegane appear(small lose hada) like Kotets habit.
Tsuba : On the syakudo oval plate, many kizami like Saotome school.
Saya : Kinnashiji saya.
Fuchikashira : On the syakudo plate, samurai battling scene are engraved with gold color.
Menuki : On the syakudo plate, samurai battling scene are engraved with gold color.
NBTHK Hozon Paper.
Price : JPY 950,000-.