Needinh help with mei translation

Hi everyone!

Could anyone help me with this signed blade?!

Best regards to all!


Swords are always a storyteller

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Needing help to identify a nakago signature on a shin gunto

Hi everyone!

A friend of mine bought this shin gunto and was wondering to have more information about it. Can someone help me in this matter?

Best regards


can the signature be read on this Japanese sword

This old Wakasashi sword has a signature, can it be read?. Someone damaged the blade with what appears to be a wire brush or wheel. No grinding marks, but damage is done. See attached images.

Mr Kenneth Laidler

Hi I have purchased a sword from a e bay Web site .a store in Japan.. It is stated as a wakasashi,however the nagasa is 630mm.the tsuka is 250mm long the mei is said to read,Noushu ju Tanikuni Yoshikane.
It also has a sho stamp,
I can not find any clear information on this smith.also I am trying to establish if this is a mass produced sword ,I understand in that you can not help at this stage without sight of the blade.

I own a Hizen kuni yoshikane katana and a Hizen kuni yoshikane wakasashi.
Whilst I have several other swords, ie, sukesada ,masaie,

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Help to identify Family Name on Surrender Tag

Hello Everyone
I am back again studying and researching swords in my collection. I have a Naval Officers sword
which was surrendered with a Surrender tag. Rust on the edge of the tang make it difficult to identify the smith. I would be interested in the Family name on the Surrender tag and of course the name of the smith..
Mush appreciate if someone could assist
thank you

Tsuba Question

My friend has a unsigned Wakizashi with the Tsuba pictured below. I'm curious if anybody has an idea when and where the Tsuba was made. Thanks in advance.

Nakago Question

This is my first post. A friend has a wakazashi that her father brought back from Japan in the 1950s. I'd appreciate any help on translating the kanji.

Aloha from Hawaii.


With Andy's information I was able to find a similar Mei. Added an additional slide (Eureka) that was accompanied with the following writeup:
Katana: Musashi Daijyo Sakon Korekazu (1st generation)
Katana in Shirasaya(NBTHK Hozon Paper)
Signature: Musashi Daijyo Sakon Korekazu (1st gen)
The blade was polished.
Habaki: syakudo single habaki.
Blade length : 69.6cm or 27.41inches.

Kanji help

Hi everybody,
I have this sword with a signature of Tada Katsu. On the other side of the tang is the kanji indicating the date....Please could you help in translating the first two kanji.

thank you


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