Anyone familiar with this sword producer?
Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:06 AM
Respectfully made at the Daika Ore Co. LTD
10th anniversary of the foundation of Manshuko
Manchuria was essentially a Japanese puppet state from 1932, so I'm assuming this dates to 1941/2.
I believe it would not be wrong to refer to this as another type of Mantetsu-to, assuming the company named in the mei is indeed situated in Manchuria. It has a full length bo-hi and, from the photo, appears to be quite a long sword. The mei is neatly cut but the file marks on the nakago are quite crude in comparison.
If you'd be interested in seeing the photos, link provided below. I am interested if anyone has encountered this producer before as it would seem to be evidence of more sword making in Manchuria. I hope you will find this of interest.
Posted 11 October 2019 - 12:33 AM
A couple of the kanji are wrong/missing
Daika Mining Co. (It might have a different name in English...I can't find an exact translation)
Nitpicking, but sometimes tiny errors can cause search engines to go astray. In this case, even with the revised kanji I couldn't find many references to this company, and none which referred to sword-making. Assuming the inscription is legitimate (and I think it is) it may be one of a very limited production, or maybe even a sample.
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Posted 11 October 2019 - 01:36 AM
Very interesting Kevin!
Posted 11 October 2019 - 04:06 AM
Please upload the blade and tang pics here.
Posted 11 October 2019 - 04:24 AM
A very handsome blade in my humble opinion, despite its wear.
Posted 11 October 2019 - 03:07 PM
Still trying to find anything documenting their sword production.
Posted 12 October 2019 - 12:21 AM
A one-time special for the commemoration makes sense. If we saw more from this company it would change things, but I bet we are into the answer.
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