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I have at long last worked up the courage to remove the handle from this sword.

As well as the fixing peg the handle was held in place by a brittle resin type of material which I removed with petrol.

Below I found what i assume to be Japanese writing on both sides and on the back edge.

Can anyone help with translations.


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and some pictureshttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-7273-0-53457700-1410108258.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-7273-0-35266900-1410108277.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-7273-0-76726200-1410108295.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-7273-0-28248400-1410108311.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-7273-0-94858600-1410108332.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-7273-0-38852700-1410108350.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-7273-0-71000600-1410108369.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-7273-0-33985500-1410108390.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-7273-0-00709900-1410108410.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-7273-0-82919700-1410108432.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-7273-0-29759800-1410108450.jpghttp://gmic.co.uk/uploads/monthly_09_2014/post-7273-0-94814500-1410108603.jpg

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Gordon, I am a newbee to this forum, but have had a bit of experience with Japanese Swords.  The best place to gain translation of a tang on a Japanese Sword is to post it to the Assistance Section of this website http://www.militaria.co.za/nmb/..  These folks are reliable and it is free.

Hope this helps

Ed Watson

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