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wwII officers sword translation help.

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Hello all, 

Recently I was very graciously gifted this military katana from a family friend who has now passed away from cancer. I am new to Japanese weaponry and have been trying to learn all I can and hoping to get a translation of the blade markings. Would appreciate any and all help!  Thank you.  

 

...these are the only symbols on the blade, none on the reverse side.

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Thank you! I have already been reading up on the links you posted.  I am seeing that my blade does not have the last two symbols, just his name. Also my blade has no stamp mark on it. Does that signify that this is a traditionally made blade.  I will post more pictures when I am home tomorrow if that will help. 

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Pix of hamon may help us decied.

Made this does give us a deciding factor.

Pix of bare blade without habaki should give us clues.

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Here are a couple pictures, trying to upload more. 

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Trying to upload photos but it will not let me...

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No stamps or symbols other than the four on one side with the swordsmith's name. I took a few more photos if they will help, the files are large so it is taking me a lot of time to upload them.  Thank you again for your help and support! I am a small-time collector of militaria and was very humbled to be gifted this piece for my collection. 

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Crop rotate reduce...repete.

Saves so much time for everyone. Just seen one that did not open. Ill go out on limb and say traditionally made blade.

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Point the blade up and away tword light source....does the hamon pop out. Looks like nice hada..

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