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My WWII Japanese Sword

Article about: I was at a show a few years back and saw a gentllemen walking this sword through the show.I had a good ideal that it was a good sword because he had three or four dealers in tow.The dealers

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    Bob what are the #'s and symbols for? Do the #'s mean anything. Gary

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    Ade and Steve this sword has such a great feel in your hand. The two NCO swords I have are cool but they just dont have the same feel as the Officer Sword. Gary

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    Bob what are the #'s and symbols for? Do the #'s mean anything. Gary

    I do not have any idea what the symbols and numbers on the drag mean. Sorry.
    BOB

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

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    Thank you Bob maybe someone else here on the forum will know. Gary

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    I got some better photos of the drag can anybody translate. Gary
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    the markings read : jitsuyo (utility, practical use) shin (new) an (idea) tokkyo (patent). The w stamp is probably the manufacturers mark. The first character on the patent # side is dai (number, order) the last is ban(number). Jim

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    the markings read : jitsuyo (utility, practical use) shin (new) an (idea) tokkyo (patent). The w stamp is probably the manufacturers mark. The first character on the patent # side is dai (number, order) the last is ban(number). Jim
    This is what I thought also....a patent #.

    Great translation, very interesting to know about these "new idea" drags.

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    Jim thank you very much for the info . This is one of the reasons I like this Forum so much.Someone is always willing to help. Gary

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    Translation of the drag is straight out of F&G's second book, I'm not good at translating, just know where to find the info! Jim

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    Jim thanks again if I keep buying Japanese swords I will have to get that book. Gary

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