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Kanji On Nakago Mune

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#1 Gasam


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:14 PM


found one small topic on this while searching around. got mantetsu to today and apart from regular markings on nakago (inkluding the mukden arsenal stamp), I discovered these markings on the nakago mune. Fuller and Gregory I think makes no or scarce mention of these markings.
I will proceed in trying to decifer, but if those are further arsenal markings then they might not translate I guess. so: were such markings om nakago mune commonplace anyone know?

this is first post from cellphone, hope it works out.


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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:18 PM

Yes, all Mantetsu have a serial there.

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 12:57 PM

Also here: http://ohmura-study.net/913.html

I don't know the top kanji, but the bottom 3 are "479". It is not known why Mantetsu numbered their blades. Some have speculated that they relate to a contract or batch numbers.

I have found an interesting thread, though, on other things written on nakago mune: http://www.militaria...on-nakago-mune/

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Posted 12 March 2017 - 03:24 PM

thank you all once again for sharing your knowledge :-)
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