KATANA

TORYO NAGAMICHI c. 1854

CHOJUSAKU

SUGATA: SHINOGI ZUKURI

MEI: OSHU AIZU JU MIYOSHI NAGAMICHI

DATE: KEI-O SAN NEN HACHI GATSU KICHI NICHI

NAGASA: 69.85cm (27.5")

OVERALL: 93.98cm (37")

MIHABA: 2.97cm (1.187")

KASANE: 0.625cm (0.25")

SORI: cm (0.5")

NAKAGO: UBU

MEKUGI ANA: ONE

YASURIME: SUJIKAI

MUNE: IORI

HADA: KO-ITAME

HAMON: GUNOME

BOSHI: O-MARU

KISSAKI: CHU

HABAKI: ONE PIECE SILVER FOIL

HORIMONO OMOTE: NONE

HORIMONO URA: NONE

 

KATANA

TORYO NAGAMICHI

During the period surrounding the fall of the Bakufu or Tokagawa Government there were many intense battles fought.  This resulted in a huge demand for swords, which in turn triggered a great revival of swordsmithing, which in turn resulted in a number of excellent shinshinto swordsmith's.  Toryo Nagamichi was one of those smiths.  His real name was Miyoshi Toshiro, he was the sixth generation Nagamichi of the Miyoshi Ha, as well as the leader of the Aizu kaji. His works are rated Chujosaku for their quality by Fujishiro. As a Shinshinto sword, just to be listed in Fujishiro's is an indication of the quality of work seen by a smith, and for his works to be rated (chujosaku), is not only rare, but indicates high quality.

This katana features a graceful sugata in the shinogi zukuri style. It is tori-zori with chu kissaki and iori mune. The hada exhibits a few areas of coarse grain, mostly in the shinogi. The ji-gane is a tight ko-itame with chikei, ji-nie and sumigane.  The hamon is Gunome in nioi with profuse nie sprinkled throughout, along with sunagashi, and inazuma. The boshi is midare kome, o-maru and there is extensive hakikake. 

The habaki is a one piece silver foil in a rain pattern.

This sword comes in a high end shirasaya, featuring buffalo horn accoutrements.

 

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