posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 06:48 PM
reply to post by Druid42
In katanas and other swords the maker of the sword leaves there signature on the hilt of the sword, to see it you would have to disassemble the
handle. Most real and functional sword blades are kind of plain and have no writing or symbols or any ingrained designs other then the
or other such designs which was part of the forging process. There are some
that have designs or writing on the blade itself, but most don't and those that do were done by hand and not stamped in by a machine you can usually
tell if you look close, if it looks really precise and really clean it probably was stamped in a factory somewhere.
Blade design carving
And from the look of that picture it looks like the writing was stamped on the blade, so its probably a show sword, ie for looks only, the kind you
find in novelty shops. Its likely a mass produced sword that was made in a factory somewhere. Some of those are still alright quality and functional,
most ww2 swords they made for the Japanese soldiers during that time were pretty good swords that were mass produced. But ultimately most if not all
are just something you would hang on your wall, or something that they would sell to tourists or people who don't know anything about swords but
would buy it because it looks cool, but would break or fall to pieces if you actually test it on something.
Really you need a translator to translate what it says. For all you know it probably says :"made in Bangladesh" or "sword master bobs sword
emporium" or who know what, a translator would help you more then a sword expert because you cant tell much of anything from that pic other then what
I said above.
It could be one of those things were people who visit foreign countries and they get a tattoo while visiting because they think it looks cool. You
seen them around people who have kanji tattoos, or tattoos with writing in foreign languages which when they got it at the time the guy told them
it means "dragon" or "white lotus" or "bad ass" but when they get home and get it translated they find out it means "property of kindo" or "I like
beans, so keep a fair distance from my bad ass"
Just saying you know.
edit on 6-1-2013 by galadofwarthethird because: (no reason
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