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Unknown wakizashi

New purchace

Hi every one
Purchasing new wakizashi, but not shore of a couple of things,
Can any one help me with the smiths name ?
thank you

Would like to know makers name from signature, possible age of Wakizashi, and if the marks on top of tang are just for fittings

Hello, would like to get an approximate age and signature identification of this Wakizashi. Also, on top of the tang are some marks, I am assuming they are fittings numbers?. Thank you.

found another one

I have friend thats looking at this sword can anyone tell me the name and give me some opinions on it? He should be sending me some more images in the near future.

http://i768.photobucket.com/albums/xx326/wallpaperzzz/12208529_102011223...

Mei identification on a wakizashi

Hi everyone.

Could anyone help me to find the swordsmith of this wakizashi ? I suppose the signature on the nakago of the wakizashi (1st picture) and the one on the kogatana (2nd picture) is from the same swordsmith.

In my opinion, the first kanji reads "KANE", and the third one "SAKU". But the second ????

Thanks.

Sylvain

Need help with two translations on a type 94 gunto and unknown katana

Identify age period of this Japanese Wakizashi and if it has a crack in the mune or just an opening....Fatal?

Hello, just bought another sword I like. I am trying to determine age, and if the line on the mune is a crack, or opening, and is it a fatal flaw. The tsuba and fittings and menukies are all the same theme, and I believe are original to the sword. Please see attached images. Updated with 3 images of sword length and curve to help identify age.

Need to know what the tang says and if that is an arsenal mark on this Japanese sword

I like this sword, very nice blade. If anyone can help in reading the signature I appreciate it.

Inscriptions on tang 2

Hi Pete
Attached some shots they are not as good as I normally take them in the morning (cooler light) but today it is over cast.

Inscription on tang

Good Morning,
I am seeking help / assistance to be able to know the meaning of inscriptions on the tang of a sword I own.
Omote- Possible reading
1st kanji: Hon = true / real ?
2nd kanji: I do not know.
3rd kanji: Kane (Mino way).
4th kanji:Uji.
Incised stamp: I have absolutely no idea.

Ura-
Date: My reading
Meiji 9th year 2nd month a day. A day in February 1876 ( one month before the Haitori Edict).
2nd last kanji: Ichi.

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