What is Ginzouganmei in Japanese Katana terminology?

"""Silver Inlaid Inscription"" (銀象嵌銘, Ginzouganmei) refers to an inscription that has been decorated using the technique of inlaying (象嵌, Zougan) with silver.

Inlaying is a decorative technique in which materials such as gold and silver are embedded into carved metal.

Compared to ""Gold Inlaid Inscription"" (金象嵌銘, Kinzouganmei), the number of ""Silver Inlaid Inscriptions"" is relatively small. This could be due to the rarity of silver or the preference for gold inlaying in the historical context. Regardless, both techniques showcase the high level of craftsmanship and artistry in Japanese sword making."

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