Wakizashi : Mutsu Daijo Miyoshi Nagamichi (1st generation)
Ordering number : 14813
Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae
Signature : Mutsu Daijo Miyoshi Nagamichi (1st generation)
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku) This sword belongs to Jyosaku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 45.8 cm or 18.03 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 3.21 cm or 1.26 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.26 cm or 0.88 inches.
Kasane : 0.76 cm or 0.29 inches.
Era : Edo period. around Kanbun era.
Shape : Wide and rather thick Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach. This Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki Gunome Midare. In Ha, there are Sunagashi and Ashi.
Boshi round Midarekomi Yakisage style.
Special feature : Miyoshi Nagamichi, born Miyoshi Toshiro lived at Matsuyama in Iyo province is a
grondson of Nagakuni. Nagakuni was a retained swordsmith of Kato Yoshiaki.
Nagakuni and his son Masanaga, the father of Nagamichi went along with the Kato family
when they moved to Aizu in O-shu province in 1627. Nagamichi was born in 1633
who was called Michinaga in his youth. Accepting Mutsu-Daijo in 1659,
he changed the name to Nagamichi. Mr. Asaemon Yamada, known as a famous cutting tester ranked
Nagamitsu Saijo-Owaza-mono in his book as one of twelve excellent swordsmiths
at the point of sharpness. Quite a few swords forged by Nagamichi survive with the result of cutting test.
Nagamichi the First passed away in 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 wide and thick healthy blade without Kizu and flow.
Tsuba : Thick round shape iron Tsuba with gold color and open work. Shoai Cyoroku.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo Nanako, flower is engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black roiro Saya.
Menuki : Shakudo, Shishi dogs are engraved.
Kozuka : Shakudo Nanako, chrysanthemums and bell-ring cricketa are engraved with gold color.
Kogatana : Mumei.
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price (credit card) : JPY 600,000-.
Price (bank transfer) : JPY 588,000-. (Would you please pay bank transfer fee.)
(including shipping and 100% insurance fee)