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    Help to decypher markings on sword tang

    Can someone help me decypher these markings? Unfortunately, this is the only photo I have.....

    Peter
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    関住人小島兼則作
    Seki jūnin Kojima Kanenori-saku
    Made by Kojima Kanenori, Resident of Gifu prefecture]

    I cannot tell if there two kanji obliterated by rust at the top; if so, the full mei might be:
    濃州関住人小島兼則作
    Nōshū Seki-jūnin Kojima Kanenori Saku

    From Markus Sesko's Swordsmiths of Japan:
    KANENORI (兼則), Shōwa (昭和, 1926-1989), Gifu – “Nōshū Seki-jū Kanenori kore o saku” (濃州関住兼則作之), “Kanenori” (兼則), real name Kojima Tarō (小島太郎), born in May 1907, rikugun-jumei-tōshō, younger brother of Kanemichi (兼道), he studied under his brother and under his brother’s master Watanabe Kanenaga (渡辺兼永), he lived in the Kani district (可児郡) of Gifu Prefecture, he was trained at Kaneyoshi´s (兼吉) Tōken Tanren Jo (刀剣鍛錬所), jōko no jōi (Akihide), First Seat at the 6th Shinsaku Nihontō Denrankai (新作日本刀展覧会, 1941)

    - Guy

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      #3
      Amazing! Thank You!

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        #4
        Originally posted by Donnerwetter View Post
        Amazing! Thank You!

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          #5
          Peter,
          Safe to assume there's no writing (would be a date, if so) on the other side?

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            #6
            Haven´t seen a picture of the other side. I will ask for that!

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