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    Default Translation of Gunto.

    Hi Guys,

    This is my first post on E-Budo after reading the forum for a while.

    I need help with the translation of the Men (signature) on this Shingunto sword a relative captured from a Naval Officer during WWII.

    Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks.

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    umm, that would be 'mei'. Looks like a good signature. Sorry, can't help, but you might look here or ask here. Good luck.

    Dave
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    "the artist formerly known as Sergeant Major"

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    You might also want to peruse the discussions at this link and post your request in the appropriate forum(s): http://www.swordforum.com/

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    Hi Tommy San,

    Going from the top down, first, oka-hill, sumi-place,hoshi-star,ya-valley, gi-obligation, chou-leader.

    Okazumi Hoshiya -Gichou, The Gichou would have read something like Sergent . Therefore Sergent Okazumi .

    There may be more to it , but that is the basic translation.

    Sincerely,

    Duke Meade

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    Hi,

    The mei reads "Seki-jyu Hoshiya (possibly Hoshiyani?) Yoshinaga." This sword was made by Yoshinaga Hoshiya living in Seki city, most likely during the WWII era.

    I couldn't find anything more about this smith on Yahoo.co.jp. Sorry.

    Yoshi
    Yoshi Satoh

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    Thumbs up

    Thanks very much guys.

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