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    Wartime Shingunto.

    Fellows, I work in a gun/pawn shop and obtained this for my Wife, she likes edged weapons. (Miriable dictu, Eh?)

    I think it is Showa and wartime, but I cannot read the signature or makers' Kanji. I had to replace the existing soft wood pin with a bamboo pin, the hilt was very loose, the pin had almost totally disintegrated. I have a pile of chopsticks from various sources and found the correct diameter rather quickly.

    Dale
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    Nice sword, Dale. Lot's of chopsticks are made from bamboo--good idea.

    I have repacked a number of small-sword hilts with wood wedges--many collectors do not know that these hilts were made tight by the cutler's with wood wedges which have shrunk over time--they try to tighten the hilts by crazy hammering of the tang bitton. Sorry for the tangent.
    Tom Donoho

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    Exclamation Yoshiaki Mishima

    Found it after some searching on line. Showa Smith, not really famous, but a competent maker..

    Dale
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