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I'm searching for some guidance and help, My grandfather brought a sword back from Okinawa during WWII.  I don't know Kanji so I cannot tell what the markings mean on this sword.  I am looking for any answers I can get on this sword.  Thanks for your help in advance.

Scott

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Hi Scott,

Not an expert but the Kanji on your sword read Katsumitsu, which is the sword smith's name.  Can't see a lot from your pictures but I can tell you that the sword predates WWII, maybe by a lot.  This is a traditionally made Samurai sword and should be handled carefully.  Here's a care and etiquette brochure you should read:

http://nbthk-ab.org/cleaning-maintenance.php

I'm in the States also.  If you have questions you'd like answers for feel free to call.

Best,  Grey Doffin  218-726-0395 central time

 

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That tsuba (guard) is amazing.  More pics please! 

 

Also if you get a chance, put your name and first initial of your last name in your signature, it's one of the forum rules.  Welcome to the NMB Scott!

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