Hello everybody! Im new here and would like to say hello! I used to be a member over at SFI but the Nihonto sub seems to have gone stale. I just recently acquired a wakazashi and was hoping for a little help identifying it or maybe getting an round about age hypotheses. I posted a few pictures on another forum and a very helpful and knowledgeable gentleman told me that the tsuba read "Kaneshige" and that more than likely the sword was from Shinto period. The sword appears to have been put together with strange parts. The tsuka seems to be made from Ceder and scraps of old same, f&k set seem to have that Chinese Ebay feel to them. The seppa dont match, the habaki, tsuba and blade all appear to be Japanese. I have quite the mess going on here. So for your veiwing pleasure or....daily chuckle I present ....Franken-sword.
From tip to end it measures 26.5 inches
Frome tip of kissaki to munemachi is 21 inches
nakago from hamach to nakagojiri is just under 5.5 inches
from mitsukado to fukura is 3.5 centimeters