I'm a new member, live in Switzerland and like Japanese swords ( and indo persian )
I post some pictures of a Japanese gunto,
it seems a real one but not sure because there is a lot of ''good'' replicas...
The seller sold it for not much money:
1. he was not sure 100% if real...
2. The blade is not really sharp, seems unforged ( no visible hamon ) and with little rust.
3. the samegawa seems made of plastic ( put on wood ) ( I read it exist in real Japanese gunto )
All pieces ( tsuba...) have the same stamps: 20 ,
the habaki is not marked ( good ! )
Maybe anybody can read and translate the kanjis on the tang ?
In another forum, for the signature,they told me about Kanenori Mei , for other members it's a just a copy ...
I think it is a showa period semi ''industrial'' blade
there is another 2 signs on the scabbard ( cf pictures ).
( inside the scabbard ''classic'' wooden structure ).