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Katana Mei Translation Help Needed Please

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161075679170653932.thumb.jpg.d42d140539289e60d36136e6d5fe2fe0.jpgGood friend asked me for help on translation of the mei on a katana he just acquired so I thought I'd ask for help here as it is not my strong suit.

 

Thanks in advance for any assistance,

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If you could, please post pictures of the blade.  Would be curious to see if it looks similar to the one I bought!   Also curious if yours has any stamps on it as mine didn't.  Had perhaps a spot where one could have possibly been thougb.  I can tell mine is non-traditional (not tamagahane) steel but the blade is water quenched and over all is actually quite a beauty.  Also curious what the koshirae is....is it gunto?

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10 hours ago, waljamada said:

If you could, please post pictures of the blade.  Would be curious to see if it looks similar to the one I bought!   Also curious if yours has any stamps on it as mine didn't.  Had perhaps a spot where one could have possibly been thougb.  I can tell mine is non-traditional (not tamagahane) steel but the blade is water quenched and over all is actually quite a beauty.  Also curious what the koshirae is....is it gunto?

Adam,  all I can tell you is he says there are no stamps and blade is in what appears to be it's original shirasaya. He and I were curious as to why a blade made in 1945 would not have gone straight to Gunto mounts. Here's photos he sent in initial inquiry.

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Howard, that looks very similar to the one I purchased.  Also looks water quenched but doesn't look tamagahane.  Odd that it also doesn't have a stamp on it...wonder whats going on with this maker and not having stamps.  That is a clean looking blade.  The kissaki on mine is also a "fat" one (wide along the mune side).  Kind of like the stainless steel navy swords have.  

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10 hours ago, waljamada said:

Howard, that looks very similar to the one I purchased.  Also looks water quenched but doesn't look tamagahane.  Odd that it also doesn't have a stamp on it...wonder whats going on with this maker and not having stamps.  That is a clean looking blade.  The kissaki on mine is also a "fat" one (wide along the mune side).  Kind of like the stainless steel navy swords have.  

I agree 100% bar steel could be swedish steel though still a really cool blade for the right price of course.

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