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    Sorry, but somebody "cleaned off the rust" and obliterated the signature. All that remains is

    備州長船住 ーーーーー
    Bishū Osafune jū
    .........resident of Osafune in Bishu [provence].

    Sorry -- someone ruined the sword.
    -Guy

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    Its my friends sword that was given to him. Made me sad when I was the tang also. Can you translate the cloth tag?

    Thank you
    Matt

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    Type 98 IJA Officer mounts. Too bad about the mei being damaged. If only people would ask questions before commencing any sort of restoration or refurbishing.

    Regards,
    Stu

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    The signature is of the form used in Bizen in the 16th century on mass produced blades known as kazuchimono. Although old, at least it is not a blade of great significance that damaged. It is a long wakizashi typical of work produced by the Norimitsu group. That is just a guess. An in hand examination could possibly nail down an attribution.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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    Thank you Mr Coleman for the info. Can anybody tell me anything about the cloth tag that is attached to it?

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    Quote by BBMATT View Post
    Can anybody tell me anything about the cloth tag that is attached to it?
    Too faded for my non-native eyes to see. Looks like an address on the right margin; the larger kanji look like a name. All I can positively make out is "i" [well].

    Possibly a native Japanese or Chinese speaker can intuitively make out the rest.

    --Guy

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    The tag is the owner's name and address indicating this sword was surrendered and not a battlefield pick-up. These were often attached to a surrendered sword by the owner in the hope it might someday be returned.
    BOB

    LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.

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