This is my first post. I have joined this forum to hopefully get some help identifying the arsenal stamps on my Shin Gunto NCO sword. From reading the pinned thread and others I think I have narrowed this sword down a bit. I believe this to be a Shin Gunto 95 with an aluminum handle. My question is: Can anyone help identify the middle arsenal stamp? I think this would be the arsenal inspection mark? It looks like there is a mark but I can't make out what it could be. Actually, confirmation on all of the arsenal marks and any additional info would be greatly appreciated. The serial number on the sword and scabbard match so that is a plus.
A little back story on the sword: My grandpa bought this for me at a gun show when I was 10. This would have been in Texas in 89. I immediately went out and chopped a tree limb with it. It was taken away and given back when I was 15 I have since tried to take better care of it. Any advice as to care of the blade and oiling it will also be appreciated.