Have another wakizashi I've found from a show in NC that I traded a couple of USAAF items and some money for. Blade is really nice in hand and used a bit of 91% isopropanyl alcohol and oil to clean her up and saw some great hada (mokume) and a really nice hamon that I can't completely describe. It is o-suriage and the flash from the pics make it appear cleaner than is but it appears to have been cut down in the ShinShinto era. There is a ware, but mostly in the bo-hi. The shape of the blade is shobu-zukuri and I like the sori of this blade! The blade must have been played with by kids and has some cuts in the mune and a few chips in the ha. The kissaki has had a chip taken off the tip. There appears to be a new ubu-ha placed on the blade. Measurements of the blade I have taken at the moment is" Nagasa: 19 3/4"; Nakago: 5 1/4".
There appears to be a deeper scratch above a small scratch in the ha below the pitted area of the bo-hi, which I will include a picture for your opinions! It is only in the omote and I do not see the chip nor scratch/crack on the ura.
The kashira and fuchi appear rudimentary and welded but a nice, simplistic design. The saya has had the kurigata and kozuka inlet filled; unfortunately, it appears the ashi was removed. The habaki is a silver foiled "cat-scratch" design. The iron menuki appear to be a ken design. The tsuba is a common dragon design signed Seiryuken Eiju. The iron mounts themselves were quite a bit rusty after 70+ years of NC humidity, but with a soft brush and a little light oil, cleaned the rust nicely.
Hope y'all like!