Hi all. I was tasked with finding the owner of this sword by a distant relative.
If this sword is a genuine one (which I think it is, but I need to take a look at the actual thing before making the conclusion), then I think it's a Type 95.
The current owner claims its the sword of Hisao Tani, which, if it is indeed a Type 95, then this claim is a false one.
Now, the serial number stamped on the scabbard is still very visible. Is it likely that I can deduce the owner of this sword, by going through Japanese historical records and find the original owner of this sword?
Link of the picture: https://imgur.com/a/hSsLINr