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Appraisal Quiz #770

Previous answer is
  Taia Gassan Minamoto Sadakazu Hori Dosaku(Kao)
Showa 5 Ju Nen Kyugetsu Kichijitsu

Special Features: This Wakizashi was made by Gassan Sadakazu.
After receiving permission to create swords, Gen Teishutsu Gigein succeeded the nameGassan Sadakazu in 1966, and later, in 1971 (Showa 46), he was designated as a Living National Treasure (Important Intangible Cultural Property). Therefore, this work predates the designation as a Living National Treasure, but generally,the works from that era are known for their exceptional quality.

Appraisal Quiz #770 (November 25th, 2023)
Who made this sword do you think ?


Blade Length: 66.8 cm
Curvature: 2.1 cm
Peg Holes: 3
Motohaba (Width at Base): 2.67 cm
Sakihaba (Width at Tip): 1.46 cm
Thickness: 0.58 cm
Sword Weight: 500 grams
Shape: This sword has a slender, small point with a deep curvature towards the tip, giving it a graceful appearance.
Jigane: Fine ko-itame hada (small wood grain pattern) with visible reflections.
Hamon (Temper Line): Small, active nie (martensite crystals) and a clear straight
hamon, with a rounded and deep boshi (temper line at the tip).


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