Inscribed in Japanese on both sides. Does have a few nicks in it as you can see in the pictures. Comes with the wood sheath and in the box. I don't know how old it is but it could be very old.
If anyone has any information on the knife it will be appreciated. The item "Vintage signed Japanese Deba knife with Saya" is in sale since Friday, September 09, 2016.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Kitchen & Home\Kitchenware\Utensils\Cutlery". The seller is "danthewatchman6" and is located in Porter Ranch, California. This item can be shipped to United States, to Canada, to United Kingdom, DK, RO, SK, BG, CZ, FI, HU, LV, LT, MT, EE, to Australia, GR, PT, CY, SI, to Japan, SE, KR, ID, to Taiwan, TH, to Belgium, to France, to Hong Kong, to Ireland, to Netherlands, PL, to Spain, to Italy, to Germany, to Austria, RU, IL, to Mexico, to New Zealand, PH, SG, to Switzerland, NO, SA, UA, AE, QA, KW, BH, HR, MY, CL, CO, CR, DO, PA, TT, GT, HN.