UNDOCUMENTED SHOWA ERA SWORDSMITHS
The following list of Japanese swordsmiths working during the Showa Era (WW II) are previously undocumented in any currently published reference (i.e.; Fuller and Gregory, Slough, Hawley or indexes on this or other sites). The signatures (mei) have been contributed by numerous collectors. The complete signatures (mei) appearing on the sword tang (nakago) are given when known. The numbers following the signature refer to the Kanji of the swordsmith's name from the tables on this site. Thus, Higo ju Yasutada (5,1) refers to the fifth Kanji listed for Yasu and the first Kanji listed for Tada in the tables of swordsmith Kanji. Any stamps, kokuin or kao appearing on the nakago are also noted.
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