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SteveM

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  1. I’m thinking of buying another WW2 Japanese Army Officer Samurai Sword.  I asked the dealer if he could tell me the characters on the tang…he couldn’t, so I’m back to my favorite forum.  Can you tell me the information on both sides of the tang…thanks

    Steve S.

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    1. SteveM

      SteveM

      Oh, sorry, I didn't see that second photo. The date is 

      昭和十八年十月

      1943, October

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  2. I’m thinking of buying another WW2 Japanese Army Officer Samurai Sword.  I asked the dealer if he could tell me the characters on the tang…he couldn’t, so I’m back to my favorite forum.  Can you tell me the information on both sides of the tang…thanks

    Steve S.

    7D82EFA3-387C-4A6E-B443-ADEBE8D05DD6.jpeg

    CB149471-6BC2-420E-92BD-041953417367.jpeg

    1. SteveM

      SteveM

      Hello

      The inscription is the maker's name: 菊秀 (Kikuhide)

      You can read more about him and this type of sword in this long thread here. 

      an

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