Hi, I was wondering if anyone could identify the 3rd character down below 1624 on this 1st Gen Masahiro (See attachment)
I have seen this on a couple of swords that seem to be signed by the actually maker of the blade... so I was wondering about the use of this CHARACTER...
When the Japanese talk of 'time and hours' they actually write different kanji when compared to writing about say 'Counting people'...
...it would have been easier to write 1624+1 ...as seen on most swords (they were probably not getting paid by the character on this one) but here... is there added meaning???
Made on this date by one(1) person???
Just thought I'd share this thought.
Any answers on this are appreciated. [I may be way off the mark but this is what I'm seeing.]