A Daito by Ozawa Masatoshi

Sword Information:

Type: Katana

Sugata: Shinogi Zukuri

Mei: Bushu Agano Ju Ozawa Masatoshi

Date/Era: Showa Mizunoe Ne Nen Chu Shun (1972)

School/Den: Kasama Ikkansai Shigetsugu Mon

Tradition: Soden-Bizen

Authentication/Papers: NBTHK Hozon

Sword Details:

Nagasa: 29.4"

Mihaba: 1.4"

Kasane: 0.25"

Nakago Jiri: Ubu, Iriyamagata

Yasurime: Kiri

Mune: Iori

Jihada: Ko-Itame

Hamon: Active Choji Midare, with Sunagashi and Kinsuji

Boshi: Komaru, w/ Short Turnback

Smith Details:
Masatoshi (正寿), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Saitama – „Bushū Agano-jū Ozawa Masatoshi saku“ (武州吾野住小沢正寿作), „Masatoshi“ (正寿), civilian name „Ozawa Iwazō“ (小沢岩造), born May 25th 1920, he studied under Miyaguchi Toshihiro (宮口寿広) and Tsukamoto Okimasa (塚本起正)
 

From Markus Sesko's, "Index of Japanese Swordsmiths"

Photo Credit: Ed Marshall (www.yakiba.com)