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Japanese Tanto Help Needed Reading Marking

Article about: I am posting this for a friend of mine that just got this tanto. I wanted to share it with my friends here at the forum. I was hoping Mr. Coleman would be able to read the markings for us an

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    My friend sent me some more pics he wanted me to post. He chalked the tang some more and shaded the pictures. You may not be able to tell any more than you could from the first pictures. Thanks for you time and thanks for looking. Thanks, Robert
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    I am thinking someone just chisled some japanese canji on it to make it look maker signed.
    Where and from whom was the blade acquired ? A dealer ? An individual ?

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    You may be right. My friend aquired it from an auction house in Benton, Ky a couple of weeks ago.

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