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Samurai or ww2 sword inscription

Edustin

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I was wondering if anyone could translate this signature for me. I am not a student of Japanese so I have no way to figure it out. It is a signature on an old blade from a Japanese sword.

I have tried everything I can even trying to decipher each symbol but I don't know what I'm doing.

So if I am breaking any forum rules by posting this then I do apologize. I just thought it might be an interesting task for some Japanese speakers to decipher something that hasn't been read in probably 60 years.

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Thank you in advance.
 

masaegu

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I was wondering if anyone could translate this signature for me. I am not a student of Japanese so I have no way to figure it out. It is a signature on an old blade from a Japanese sword.
I have tried everything I can even trying to decipher each symbol but I don't know what I'm doing.
So if I am breaking any forum rules by posting this then I do apologize. I just thought it might be an interesting task for some Japanese speakers to decipher something that hasn't been read in probably 60 years.
First and foremost, you should have posted the pics turned 90 degrees clockwise so that I did not have to turn my whole upper body 90 degrees counter-clockwise to read it.

It says: 摂刕住藤原長綱

Means: "Nagatsune Fujiwara of Settsu Province".

It is a sword smith from Settsu Province. Settsu Province - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
 
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