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Katana: Nagamitsu

Ordering number : 15647

Katana in Shirasaya

Signature : Nagamitsu

We will submit this katana to NBTHK shinsa if requested.

(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Nagamitsu belongs to Joyojyo saku ranking.

The blade needs polished.
Blade length : 66.4cm or 26.14inches.
Sori : 1.7cm or 0.67inches.
Mekugi : 2
Width at the hamachi : 3.54cm or 1.39inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.51cm or 0.98inches.
Kasane : 0.8cm or 0.31inches.
Era : period.
Shape : It is wide and thick magnificent shape work.
Jitetsu :Koitame hada well grained that is close to muji.
Hamon : Nioi deki style round top gunome midare which at first glance look like Tairusai Sokan. Boshi is midare and round turn back.

Special feature : Nagamitsu was a Director for Inspection at Okayama Prison.
He was said to be making katana withr the prisoner however, the details are unknown.
probably he was called by Emura who was working at the Okayama prison as a director.
He was an authorized army sword smith and had won prizes at Army Gunto Skill Encouragement Awards.
Nagamitsu has made nice pieces. The well polished swords are much interesting than Yasukuni swords.
Emura and Nagamitsu were making swords a lot in the Okayama prison.
probably director of Okayama prison Emura called Nagamitsu who was making sword at
Okayama prefecture and asked making swords for managing Prisoners.
Emura and Nagamitsu made a lot of swords at that time.
Generally Emura made higher quality blades than Nagamitsu.
I think Emura swords were more higher quality and also polished inside of the prison.
So even if we saw rusty blade, the blade was polished nicely.

We will polish the blade after the katana is sold.

(We guarantee this Katana will pass NBTHK Hozon Shinsa.
We will submit to NBTHK Shinsa if requested.)

Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.

Price : 300,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)