Wakizashi : Mutsu Daijo Miyoshi Nagamichi
Wakizashi in Koshirae (NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper)
Signature : Mutsu Daijo Miyoshi Nagamichi
Shinto: Jyo saku: Saijo Owazamono
(We divide 4 sections for each sword as Saijyo saku, Jyojyo saku
Jyo saku and regular saku)
This Mutsu Daijo Miyoshi Nagamichi belongs to Jyojyo saku ranking.
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 51.7 cm or 20.35 inches.
Sori : 0.9 cm or 0.35 inches.
Mekugi : 1
Width at the hamachi : 2.88 cm or 1.13 inches.
Width at the Kissaki : 2.31 cm or 0.90 inches.
Kasane : 0.68 cm or 0.26 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Kanbun era.
Shape : Regular size with small Sori.
The Kanbun Shinto style long Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Ko-Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attach.
The Jigane is beautiful.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare with thick Nioikuchi.
Boshi is round 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.
Tsuba : Round shape iron Tsuba, beer is engraved with gold color.
Fuchikashira :signature: Tomoichi Saku: Shakudo, dancer is engraved with gold.
Saya : Black Roiro Saya.
Menuki : Shakudo, dancer is engraved with gold color.
Kozuka : Shakudo, dragonfly is engraved with gold color.
Kogatana : Mumei(unsign)
NBTHK Tokubetsu Hozon paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.