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#1 kwind

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 05:43 PM

Hello,

 

I am looking for information on this WWII Japanese sword.  I am also wondering what the 5 red hash marks mean below the makers' mark.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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#2 EdWolf

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 05:49 PM

It's just a number 131. It's used for keeping parts together during production of the sword.
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#3 Stephen

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 05:51 PM

http://www.japaneses...ta/kanetak3.jpg


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#4 ROKUJURO

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 06:05 PM

Kwind,

please sign all posts with your first name plus an initial.

Your sword has a non-traditionally made blade. The stamp is of the SEKI arsenal. The other side of the NAKAGO (tang) probably shows the manufacturing date. The pictures should be tip-up to facilitate reading.


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#5 kwind

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 07:11 PM

Thanks for the info  Kurt W

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#6 DRDave

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Posted 24 December 2018 - 08:10 PM

If it's dated, it will be on the opposite side of the signature.  The mounts don't appear to have been messed with and the blade looks to be in good polish.  Overall a decent WWII gunto.


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Posted 30 December 2018 - 02:23 AM

Kwind,

please sign all posts with your first name plus an initial.

Your sword has a non-traditionally made blade. The stamp is of the SEKI arsenal. The other side of the NAKAGO (tang) probably shows the manufacturing date. The pictures should be tip-up to facilitate reading.


Just a slight technical correction: Seki stamps were from a craftsman’s guild working under Kokura Arsenal administration until Kokura’s authority was split up and then they fell under the Nagoya Arsenal.

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Posted 10 January 2019 - 02:59 PM

Hi,

 

this is your smith (from Markus book)

 

KANETAKA (兼高), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – “Kanetaka” (兼高), real name Matsuda Takaichi (松田高市), born September 16th 1911, student of Kojima Kanemichi (小島兼道), he worked as a guntō smith


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