Koto Period Bunmei Era Japanese Katana signed
Kanefusa Saku (sold)
In contempory mounts, most likely a 1469 to 1487 Japanese Katana,
signed Kanefusa Saku (likely one of famous swordsmith Kaneshige's
Fine graceful blade with unshortened / long tang, straight "Suga
ha" hamon, small mokume forging pattern, signed Kanefusa Saku.
Minimal number of small Ji-Are and Ware forging Kizu ("flaws"),
the 28.5 inch (including habaki) blade is in a good state of polish.
Special thanks to John Stuart. See his page covering one such item
relating to Seki
Kanefusa ha of Mino (affiliated with the Zenjo) for other near
identical signatures from the same family / group.
Further pictures available upon request.