After the sword has been polished by a specialist and checked thoroughly to ensure there are no flaws, a signature is inscribed. From the first week of Takami’s training until the end eight years later, he inscribed signatures on a daily basis. Using a dictionary for elementary school students that he purchased, he started from the numbers 1, 2 and 3. Working on one character a day, by the time he finished training he was on his second dictionary. Inscribing one’s name on the Japanese Sword one has forged is a crucial final task.