I'm hoping someone can provide me with some info about this particular sword, it's maker and owner.
It was my Grandfather's sword he obtained whilst serving in the British Navy in WW2. I have no idea how to decipher the mei on the tang, or the writing on the surrender tag.
I believe it is an army gunto mount and the tsuba is mokko-gata shape. The blade itself is in pretty average condition it think given the nick out of it.
Any help is appreciated!