Wakizashi – Signed Taira Kagemori, with nice mounts.

This blade has a beautiful Gunomi midare hamon and the tang shows that it has been shortened an inch or so during it’s lifetime. When shortened,  part of the last character of the signature is gone, but it is still identifiable as; Taira Kagemori, Bungo province, Eiroku period (1558-1570) and listed in Hawleys as KAG 84.  The blade has some light rust but displays a strong hamon with a lot of activity. The cutting edge is 15 inches long and it is housed in a black ribbed  saya with nice  matching kurikata,  tsuba ,  fuchi & kashira and a gold foiled habaki.

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