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    The following showed up in a package from my uncle yesterday along with a 2 line Swaty and a couple others that I know.

    I can make out six circles a 50 and four oval indentations. The handle is wrapped in cloth. From what I am told I think he bought it in Japan probably in the 1970s.

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    Looks like a western grind on that and appears to be in very rough shape.Maybe past saving.
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    I agree with thebigspendur on the "past saving", think it will be better as a collectors item, still nice!
    A heavy restoration would probably kill it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by thebigspendur View Post
    Looks like a western grind on that and appears to be in very rough shape.Maybe past saving.
    It is "almost" flat on the one side. Is that still considered a western grind? something to play with and nothing to loose. I have seen the six circles on others. Is that a makers mark?

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    There are many western grinds but only one kamisori Grind. It needs to have the hollow one side-wedge on the other profile with the curve at the bottom of the blade. So it's either a Japanese grind or not. With all that wear it's hard to tell what the history of that critter might have been or who did what to it.

    Usually the makers marks are in Japanese. I've some with the circles and some with semi circles and some with what look like phases of the moon. I don't have a clue what they mean.
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    I took the cloth off today. I didn't take pictures but use your imagination and double it! To the bad! I found an 05 on the tang. Reverse of the 50 on the blade...

    I see what you are saying about the grind. This one has the wedge on the long side and hollow ground on the short one. Viewed from the toe. I have been honing the wedge side to try and save the marks on the hollow side. Slow process. I have all the little nicks out and half of the largest one.

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