Shinto Japanese Samurai Sword (Wakizashi) in Shirasaya

18" shinogi-zukuri blade with ihori mune and chu kissaki.  Obscured hada with wild gunome midare hamon showing elements of choji.  Two-piece copper habaki.  Ubu nakago with three charachter mei "Taira Kanenaga(?)".  The whole in shirasaya with registration paper.


Blade shows some evidence of cleaning in the western style obscuring some details.  Some minor kizu including some ware.  Very point of kissaki is broken.  Tang appears very old.  A piece that certainly merits further study.

Estimate: $400 - $600
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