Mid 15C Wakizashi in Meiji Mounts, blade
signed Kaneharu (sold)
A Satsuma Rebellion sword with a mid-Muromachi (Koto) period Minho
province blade signed by the first generation blade smith Kaneharu.
A mid-15th Century blade by a recognized bladesmith, Kaneharu
(see also Kaneharu
/ Sanmei for exact mei / signature match) in historical Meiji
period Satsuma Rebellion mounts, complete with Chinese coins for
menuki as was common.
The 21 3/4 inch blade is in good order, though has a small nick
to the blade. The hamon is barely visible but I am sure would yield
something very respectable if given a polish. A very old blade in
a historical setting. Further / full sized pictures available upon
request. Item reference number 659 (261).
Mei images further below (they are both of the same side of the
tang; I just took a few as the signature is very old and hard to
read / see). There is nothing on the other side of the tang.