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Nagamichi

一般情報 General information

製品番号 Product No.

WA-006 (長道) Nagamichi. 6e or 8e generation.

剣の種類 Sword type

脇 差 Wakizashi.

銘 MEI (表 Omote)

奥州会津住三善長道 Ōshū aizu ju miyoshi nagamichi.

銘 MEI (裏 Ura)

天保十四癸卯年八月日Tenpō Jyu Shi Mizunoto U Nen Hachi Gatsu Hi.

時代 Era

天保 Tenpō period 1830-1844.

日付 Date

(One a day in August) August 1843..

Province          

岩代 Iwashiro.

School

三好長道 Miyoshi Nagamichi

Teacher

長道 Nagamichi.

 

 

寸法 Measurements

長さ Nagasa

51.5 cm      

反り Sori

1.35 cm

元幅 Motohaba

3.04 cm

先幅 Sakihaba

2.00 cm

重ね Kasane

0.76 cm

Nakago

14.9 cm

 

 

鑑定 Kantei Registration

日本美術刀剣保存協会                 NBTHK Certificate

保存刀剣 HOZON TŌKEN.

他の証明書                                      Other certificate

n/a

考課 Appraisal                                       鑑定 Kantei

中上作 Chu Jyo Saku /上作 Jyo Saku.

状態 Status

上等 Superior.

研磨 Polish

平均研磨上記 above average polishing.

切れ味の分類                         Classification on sharpness

業物 Wazamono.

 

 

詳細 Details

姿 Sugata

Shinogi zukuri, ihori mune, torii sori.

切先 Kissaki

Chu kissaki.

Hada

Nie-deki, Choji-midare mixed with Gunome-midare, deeper Nioi-kuci, Ashi, Sunagashi and fine Kinsuji in places.

刃文 Hamon

Gumone in Nioi with profuse Nie sprinkled throughout along with Sunagashi, and Izuma.

彫物 Horimone

n/a

帽子 Bōshi

Midare O-Mura and there is extensive Hakikake.

中心 Nakago

ubu, kuri jiri saki, sujikai yasurime.

目釘穴 Mekugi-ana

1 mekugi ana.

はばき Habaki

Nice copper bases, double silver folded Habaki.

外装 Koshirae

A very nice Koshirae with associated Sword fittings. All stored in an old/antique Silk bag.

自鞘 Shira-saya

The blade is polished and stored in a nice Shirasaya with a purple-coloured silk bag.

追加情報                                     Additional Information

The judgment on the authentic as expressed in the description above was confirmed by:

“Nippon Bijutsu Tōken Hozon Kyokai” (NBTHK) issuing a “保存刀剣 Hozon Tōken Kanteisho” certificate number: 359451.

Provided on 平成十三年六月八日 Heisei ju san nen roku gatsu hachi hi, June 8th, 2001.

歴史 History

This wakizashi was made in 1843 by “Toshiro Nagamichi”, the eighth generation of the family. He is the second son of “Suzuki Genzo” and the adoptive son of “Shichidai Michinaga”. Nagamichi mainly worked in Iwashiro Kuni.

His last name is 三善 “Miyoshi”, his one name is 権八 “Gonhachi” that he later changed into 藤四郎 “Toshiro”: “Gonhachi Miyoshi” was born in 1795 and died on 慶応年三月, Keio ichi nen ju ichi gatsu ni ju shichi hi, November 27th, 1865.

They also called him “Toryo-Nagamichi” 棟梁長道, this because he mentioned sometimes “Katana-Kaji-Toryo” in his signature. Sometimes he added “Chū-Seishin” 抽精神 in his signature, what means “forged with pure spirit”.

The 8th generation “Nagamichi” is rated as “Chu jo saku.

By the way, the 6th generation Nagamichi received the local honoray title “Aizu-kaji tōryō 会津鍛冶棟梁, lit. head of all Aizu smiths)”. But this title mostly singed by his “Shinshinto” descendant the 8th generation Nagamichi.

 

 

 価格 price € 9.750,–                           (Shipping fee is not included in the price).