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    I know the sword was made in 43 but I would love to know who the maker was. Marty
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    The stamp is 名 "na" for Nagoya. The signature looks like a stylistic 國廣 Kunihiro. Most of the Kunihiro's showing up on Google Image do not use this stylistic "goushou" [grass script] writing.


    國廣


    Although your 國 kuni differs with the one I found, compare the 廣 "hiro" of your sword to this:

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    --Guy

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    Does that mean it will be difficult to translate? Marty
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    Marty,

    We'll need to hear from someone who has studied swords and has familiarity with this smith.

    --Guy

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    Thanks Guy, we wait. Marty
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    Well done Guy I found another for you !
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    REGARDS AL

    We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
    Always a little further : it may be
    Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
    Across that angry or that glimmering sea...

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    I saw kunihiro (nosha), kunihiro (kataoka), Is that first and last name? The one that looks like mine just has kunihiro. I know more about ww2 Germany than ww2 Japanese items when it comes to the complex language. Your help is greatly appreciated. Marty
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    Kunihiro is the surname. Signatures on Japanese swords are usually an art name. The genuine family name is seldom enscribed-especially on war period blades. The grass writing is unusual for a Showa era blade that is likely factory made due to lack of a date on the tang reverse.
    BOB

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    The date is on the other side it did not show up well in photos. I will try to take some pictures outside. Marty
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