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Aviator Sword

Hello Pete,

I have this military sword, a sword that used to belong to a Japanese aviator during WWII, that I think is remarkable.
As I understand some Japanese men, mostly officers, who participated in the war, brought along with them swords that belong to their families for generations. This sword appears to me to be one of them.

is this a date or something else on the right side of the tang?

Hello,

I have this long wakizashi, I managed to translate the mei:
越前守藤原國次 Echizen No Kami Fujiwara Kanitsugu

but have trouble with the otehr side, are the kanji these? 於熊本以南蛮鐡
It does not look like a date, perhaps a location to refer to?

I found a similar sword, a katana, might be its match for a daisho :

https://translate.google.hu/translate?hl=hu&sl=ja&tl=hu&u=http%3A%2F%2Fw...

Can someone help me with the other side, what it might be?
regards
Peter G.

Another Recent Acquisition

Pete,

Here is another sword (Katana) that I acquired recently. It is attributed to Yamato no kami Motohira, from early 19th century. What do you think about this one?

Here are its specs:
Jidai date: around Bunka Era (1804-1818)
Sugata structure: Shinogi-zukuri
Mune: Iori-mune
Boshi head: O-maru, beautiful!
Kitae hada: Nashi-ji hada
Hamon temper line: Gunome irregular temper lines, awesome!
Nakago tang: Kuri-jiri
Yasuri-me: O-suji chigai
Mekugi hole: One
Habaki collar: Single piece copper
Cutting Edge Length: 62.8 cm (24 3/4")
Sheath Writing:

Another Mei question

Hello, again,

Am I correct in interpreting the kanji in the attached file as 'Masayoshi'?. The kanji is on the tang of another of my recently acquired wakizashi.

Lou

Mei on Recently Acquired Wakizashi

Hello everyone,
I am a collector of WWI and WII firearms and edge weapons, and new member of this club. I have about 8 military Japanese swords that were produced and/or used during these war periods. Just recently, I purchased a few possibly antique Wakizashi swords. One of these, has the characters that appear in the attached photo. I recognized the kanji for 'Tada', so, I search through this website's signature database, but, I was not able to find a match. I was wondering if any of you is able to interpret or recognize the inscribed characters and signature.
Lou

help me for mei

Hello everyone and especially to you little, I wanted to show you my new sword, according to my information it would be child's sword, I'm not signing that is over, I think Toshinori but I ' have doubts about the authenticity of a fear gimei.
pete can you help me please.
thank you very much

NTHK certification

Hi Pete (or someone else that could have this information),

Do you know what do I have to do to apply a katana for avaliation at nthk society? I've sent two emails for "unique japan" asking them if it is possible to do the identification through photos and how much it would be but I still have no answer...

Best regards,

Felipe

help me for description new mei (pete help me)

Hello everyone I just bought a wakizashi bringing this signature, we can help me to translate and give me an idea of the time thank you in advance.
Thank you has you pete

Need help to identify a sword signature

Hi,

I send you a picture of a signature on a katana nakago. I don't have any information regarding it, except that it belonged to the family for 50 years, at least. Any information will be very helpfull! Thanks a lot!

help me please for mei

Hello,
I send you a picture of a signature on a wakizashi I do not know the time if someone just help me know when was this plate and help me decode kanjis thank you very much

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