Hello, New poster here from Norfolk, VA. Amazing site and thought I would post a Wakizashi I received from a friend who's father served in WW2. Having a bit of trouble dating this blade and was hoping to get some help from all of you. No Mei on the Nekago so makes it a bit difficult. I can get more pictures and closeups if needed. Anything about the Tsuba would be great as well as I really like that piece. The Blade and Tsuba seem much older than the rest of hardware that it is adorned with and was looking for a confirmation. Also received a WW2 Katana late war I'd be happy to post as well that seems to have been given a new Tsuka post war. I'll post a few below just for kicks and see what you all think of it. Thanks for looking and look forward to learning from all of you. I'm only a few days into learning about this stuff and mean no disrespect if I misspell or misuse some terminology.
Was told it's 1945, March and Yoshitada on other side.