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A tachi signed nagamei, Ishihara Iryushi Nagamitsu Saku. Shinogizukure, iroi mune, chu-kissaki, ubu, two mekugiana. Hawatare: 2 shaku 1 sun 2 bu 5 rin (64.4 cm or 25.35") . Motohaba: 3.248 cm. Sakihaba: 2.376 cm, Kasane: 7.74 mm. Nioi deki chu-suguba, ashiiri forming kogchoji. slight notare, ko-choji, choji midare, ashi iri, nado. This is not to be confused with so many Nagamitsu blades just pumped out for war time use.
The saya is undamaged lacquer, the tsuka is intact. Just plain excellent condition.
Nagamitsu are known for their cutting ability among gendaito. This sort of nagamei Nagamitsu are fairly uncommon, and speaks to the quality of the blade. The stained condition of the blade makes it difficult to see all the activity, and impossible to photograph. Importantly, there is no damage to the blade. This is a sword for the serious gendai/military collector, that requires and deservers a proper polish. $4,500