Gendaito Japanese Sword – Nagamitsu
Japanese sword (Gendaito) made by Ichihara Ichiryushi Nagamitsu worked during the 1940’s.
Late 1944 type 3 “Marine mounts” – 26 3/8″ Length – 6.5 mm thickness – 3.5 cm width – Hamon is Suguha/choji-midare
Overall condition: Good
Issues: Fingerprints, 1/8” chip off the tip of the kissaki
~ Rikugun Jumei Tosho (Army Certified Swordsmith) swordsmith. To become Rikugun Jumei Tosho, a swordsmith had to pass tests and examination of his blades*
~ Participant in the first Army Shinsakuto Exhibition held in 1944*
~ Member of the Rikugun Gunto Gijutsu Tenrankai*
~ Nagamitsu blades have been awarded Shinteisho origami by the NTHK and have also received Hozon origami from the NBTHK in Japan*
On many Ichihara Nagamitsu blades the “naga” Kanji is written with only two horizontal strokes. It is my belief that this is a “trademark” of Ichihara Nagamitsu and an important kantei point in distinguishing his blades from those of other swordsmiths who signed Nagamitsu during this period.*
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September 26, 2018