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    Hi Guys,

    Just liberated this one from a basement, few finger stains and not in perfect condition.
    Any thoughts on translation?

    Thanks a bunch


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    Kaneyoshi

    昭和十八年九月
    Showa 18, 9th Month
    September 1943

    Page 182. There were two Showa-era smiths named Kaneyoshi using the same kanji (#11 & 12 from the bottom).
    Index of Japanese Swordsmiths

    --Guy

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    Thank you as always Guy your information is Invaluable

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    Unless my bad eyes are fooling me,I think I can see the remnants of the white painted Kanji on the Nakago ?? By any chance are there numbers on the Seppa (Blade washers/spacers)? Thanks,Geoff
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