Would some white chalk help to see it better?
Only if the paint hasn't filled the characters. The blade was made in 1944. Regards,Geoff
Ooops! Spoke too quick!! didn't have a chance to visit link! Thanks Guy Good info to know! G.
It is quite unusual for either a traditional sword smith or a factory smith to engrave the day of the month. In fact, as I think aout it, I do not recall ever seeing the day of the month engraved with the year and month.
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Thank you for all the info guys.