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Wakizashi : Mutsu Daisjo Miyoshi Nagamichi

Ordering number : 14831

Wakizashi in Shirasaya with Koshirae (NBTHK Hozon Paper)

Signature : Mutsu Daisjo Miyoshi Nagamichi

Shinto : Josaku : Saijo Owazamono
The blade was polished.
Blade length : 51.2 cm or 20.15 inches.
Sori : 1.0 cm or 0.39 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 : 0.66 cm or 0.25 inches.
Era : Edo period, around Kanbun era.
Shape : Regular size Wakizashi.
Jitetsu : Itame Hada well grained with Jinie attached. There are fine Chikei. The Jigane is strong.
Hamon : Nie Deki, Gunome Midare and Chiji Midare with deep Nioikuchi.
In Ha, there are Ashi, Sunagashi and Kinsuji. Boshi is round shape.

Special feature : Mutsu Daijyo Miyoshi Nagamichi was a sword smith of Mutsu Aizu Domain in Edo Period.
He was a son of Miyoshi Masanaga and was called Miyoshi Fujishiro.
He has passed away Kyonen 2nd when he was 53 years old.
At the time, he was studying under Kotetsu and often called Aizu Kotetsu.
His works had high resemblance to Kotetsu work.
It is often appraised that the sword is Nagamitsu or Kotetsu when the Boshi had curvature and round end.
He was born in Kanei 10th year and was born in Aizu.
After his father MIyoshi Masanaga's death, he has forged sword on his own and
had descended the name of his father. He has received the post of Mutsu Daijyo
at Manji 2nd year when he moved up to Edo.
He went back to Aizu Domain and worked as Aizu sword smith afterwards.
The sharpness is very good and had been popular as Saijyo Owazamono top sword smith.
Many of his deep nioiguchi works in Edo Period resembles Kotetsu work.

Koshirae :
Tsuba : Iron, Karigane design is engraved with open work.
Fuchikashira : Shakudo, flower is engraved with gold color.
Saya : Black roiro Saya.
Menuki : Shakudo, Samurai is engraved.

NBTHK Hozon Paper
Aoi Art estimation paper : whole Oshigata.
Price : 500,000 JPY- (including shipping and 100% insurance fee)