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Gents,   Ran up the Interstate to pick up sword 2178 today.   A Army engineer named Munston brought it back in 45.   I did not notice initially but there seems to be one character left on the nakago.   Or maybe not?   After consulting some references I thought maybe SA.   Anyone else have a opinion?


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Soooo - "2178" means that you've bought that many swords over the years?!?!

Bruce, Nah I wouldn't wish buying that many on anyone. ,  That's the armory number on both sides of the nakago.   The silver kamon on the tsuka and koto blade made me go up and get it otherwise I am on a Japanese sword buying sabbatical.

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John,  Here is a pic of the kamon and of the blade.   The kamon does not show up in my books or from my online search. Anyone have a family name to go with the officer who carried this? 


  Blade is in good shape,  cut down tachi,  no nicks in blade edge.   Desperately needs a polish.   Looks like a tight itame / mokome with crisp nioi guchi line.    If it ever is decreed to be a real Sa blade then drinks on me at the show.


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