Every week on the forum there is at least one new post surrounding the Japanese sword, either asking for translation or authentication. So I propose just like the kar98 thread in world firearms section that here in the Japanese militaria section there should a thread purely dedicated to the Japanese sword, Nihonto or otherwise.
You might ask why don't you just right it yourself?, Firstly I don't know nearly enough to be telling people what is right and what isn't, in case I am incorrect, but I will help when I can. Secondly following the links provided you have the potential to learn from people who know what they are talking about. For example 1 year ago I knew nothing of Japanese swords accept that I wanted one and now look I am writing a thread about them
In this section you can find the terminology used when describing the Japanese sword or its fittings, a perfect place to start your research if you are a beginner or wanting to learn more about swords. Firstly you will need to know the basic terminology when it comes to describing a sword properly.
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A BEGINNERS GUIDE
All the information is out there, so think as this thread as a portal into the sword of Japanese swords
Sword making eras A Brief Introduction To Japanese Sword Making Eras
Nihonto ratings Nihonto Ratings
Information on IJA Guntos in detail Military Swords of Imperial Japan (GuntM)
Japanese Military swords and terminology JAPANESE MILITARY SWORDS - I
Arsenal tang stamps Ryujin Swords
WW2 era Swordsmiths OSHIGATA OF JAPANESE SWORDSMITHS OF THE SHOWA (WW II) ERA, WWII Japanese Swordsmiths
The type 95 NCO gunto IJA Type 95 NCO Sword Info
So there it is a list of websites that hold valuable knowledge when it comes to researching Japanese swords, I hope this thread is a good resource to the forum and many people will learn from these sites. Also if you have any sites that are useful please leave a link to them.
There are many knowledgeable people on this forum (who know alot more than me) so please add any and all information you can. Arigatōgozaimasu ありがとう ございます.