1 World War 2 Japanese Samuari sword signed and dated. The blade was translated by a man of Japanese origin. The blade was made in January 1943 by Sadaroku in Echigo. Sodaroku was the official Japanese sword maker certified by Japan military in WWII. His common name is Yaichi Imai. He learned sword making from the National Treasure of Japan Akitsuga. The engravings are very similar to the ones which certified his works. According to his background the sword is one of military swords for military officers. The length of the sword from tip to back blade notch is 28 inches. It is 1/4 of an inch thick and 1 1/16th of an inch wide. If I measured the point right it is 1 1/4 inches long. There are no damages to the blade. It does need to be cleaned and oiled. The handle has cloth binding over Sting Ray Skin. The only fault with the sword is the peg that holds the handle to the Tang is missing everything else is in tact. I made no attempt to clean any part of the sword it's being sold just as I bought it. I will be glad to try and answer any questions. There is a 100% refund guarantee on this sword providing it is returned within 7 days from receipt of purchase and we will pay the return shipping.