Sword mei translation assistance

I was recently gifted a katana and would appreciate any help in translating the name of the swordsmith on its oshigata.

I have already translated the date shown on the left (Showa, 20th year, February), but have been unsuccessful in translating the swordsmith's name on the right. Any help would be appreciated.

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Kanetaka. The "taka" kanji is old Nelson #4999, RYUu. Other readings are possible, but Taka is most likely.

BTW, since this is a late WWII blade, look carefully for a Showa or Seki stamp (usually somewhere above the signature).


Thanks so much. I have not

Thanks so much. I have not seen any stamp on the tang (or blade).