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I brought a Japanese sword home from Atsugi

Oldnavyguy

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I was stationed in Japan back in 69 and 70. I loved it over there. Spent a lot of time traveling the country and meeting some awesome people. I lived in the little town of Sagamiotska. Please forgive my spelling.
Anyway, I brought back an sword from there and it has writing in Kanji on the blade. Would love for somebody to interpret it for me. Have always wondered what it says
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Toritoribe

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The first character of the first line is a simplified Chinese hanzi, i.e., a character mostly used in mainland China and Singapore, not Japanese kanji. Also, the compound word 刀具 is not used in Japanese. This is a Chinese word. It seems that 联合刀具 is the name of a Chinese company 联合刀具公司 United Cutlery Company.
 

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Thank you. That makes it weird since I got it in Japan. LOL
 

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What is the meaning of the writing in the box at the beginning?
 

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According to another source on the web, it says 張武 which sounds like a Chinese name, written in seal script (i.e. made to look like the personal seal of someone).

Personally I think the final kanji is something different, but I can't quite figure it out. Anyway, it is a name that has nothing to do with Japanese swords.
 
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