Sword Engravings

Attached are 3 pictures of the engraving on the sword we are discussing.
Also, is this a Wakizashi sword?
Thanks again,

Identification of Japanese Sword

Hello and thank you in advance for helping me identify the type and date of the Japanese Sword I have inherited. Several pictures of the sword are attached. The sword was given to Lt. C.L. Glover, US soldier who served in the Pacific in WWII, while he was in the Phillipines. Based on the length of the sword (total length is 29 inches, blade is 20 inches) I believe it is a Wakazachi sword. Inscribed in English on one side of the Scabbard is “Present to LT C.L. Glover”.

Seeking help with signature

I have recently come across a Showa period katana. I am having trouble reading the signature. I brought it to an Antique Arms show locally and had a dealer look at it. He told me that he could not make out the signature. I would greatly appreciate any assistance.

Help reading mei

Hi guys
Just acquired this nihonto and characters are creating a headache trying to figure out exactly what it is supposed to read as.
All I know is this old guy took possession of its guardianship in the 1940's. Wait I'm in that class too lol.
Would be good to know where it was born and by whom.

Regards. Selwyn

Just plain simple advice

Recently acquired Yukimitsu mei Katana. Nakago is old, hard, black oxidation. This is a simple 2 figure mei. My quandry is this. It is a spectacular weapon which I am thinking is in original polish. It doesn't have that "super-duper mega shine " but it does show fantastic activity in the entire length. If it really is what I "suspect" an original 1320's Yukimitsu should I spend the huge amount of money to have the polish done? I can clearly see all the mokume w itame grain, the toranha hamon etc...

help mei

hello hello, can you help me to decipher this signature style is gyosho
thank you

Mei Help

Please can anyone help with the kanji on my sword I have identified the "Tada" and I think there is a date, but dont know what date.

Needinh help with mei translation

Hi everyone!

Could anyone help me with this signed blade?!

Best regards to all!


Swords are always a storyteller

Swordsmiths are Mentors,when We meet them in person,such is the case with myself having met Yoshindo Yoshihara and his son Yosikazu,these two are serious about swordmaking,having a background in tool making,they definitely produce some of the best looking swords that I have seen

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


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