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WWII Era Civilian Army Employee Katana with Strange Mei

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So this really falls under my "I have no idea" file. It's a from a Civilian Employee of the Army type Katana, and the Mei is quite faint, or possibly incomplete.


The only character I have any confidence on is 正 MASA.  There is writing on both sides, but the other side doesn't really look to be a Nengo, though it does have a circle, which I recall is sometimes used as the character for year.






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9 hours ago, Shugyosha said:

Hi David,

I could be wrong but it looks dodgy to me. 

Yeah, that was my thought as well. The sword and fittings itself we didn't see how they could fake, but very possible someone decided to "spruce up" an unmarked blade.

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