Glad to be here and finally my curiosity of what this sword, which I happened to purchase things in auction that I have no idea of, what I am going to do next.
This sword story is similar as well. I realized it was in pretty bad shape, I didn't even look at it and just looking at the cover of the sword and some other handle pieces, at that moment in time bought it.
Sadly, I have no idea at all of what it is, besides it's a Samurai sword, did a lot of research on big Google and still can't distinguish what type of sword it is and which era? Katana? And I can't read Japanese or Chinese. It has some scripts written on it, both sides. One side is bigger and clear and other side is smaller and only few words can be seen. Hope some members can read it.
I hope some members from here could, enlighten me with some info in regards to this sword. Also any info on cleaning the sword? had a bit of rust and I cleaned it with soap and water and a sponge, which looks a lot better now and the tip has been slightly bent and few dents on the sharp edges .
And how can I put the handle back on it ? Would love to restore the original leather cover if possible too. Any ideas.