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Japanese Sword Translation

NickCT

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Hi everyone! I have an old Japanese sword, and I was hoping someone here would be able to translate what it says on the scabbard and blade. I don't know much about this sword other than that it appears to be an older military-type sword. Any help would really be appreciated, especially if you know what kind of sword I have, or the era it's from. Thanks so much!

sword3-1.jpg

sword2-1.jpg

sword1d-1.jpg


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http://imageshack.us/a/img818/8886/sword2.jpg
http://imageshack.us/a/img803/9765/sword1d.jpg
 

Mike Cash

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From 1938. Cavalry saber that belonged to an officer named Sasaki.
 

Toritoribe

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It might be 昭和十五年 "1940".
Although I have some doubt about the sword. "Person's name" + "the name of a troop" is rather irregular, and the kanji 昭[shō] seems incorrect.
 

Mike Cash

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It looked like S.13 on my iphone screen.
 

Toritoribe

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Yeah, it's hard to decipher which (3 or 5) is correct even on my PC screen.
 
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