I have a very lovely wakizashi here that is supposedly signed by 'Taira Shigeyuki,' I'd like to hear any specificities on it that you guys might know, especially age/era. I'd love opinions on it and perhaps a general sense of rarity/value here. I do not plan to sell it, but seeing as its so very nice looking, I was considering doing more than just having a shirasaya made for it. Some information on this blade:
Nagasa: 53.4cm Sori: 1.5cm
It also has a very lovely (what appears to be) Shakudo-plated habaki with a chrysanthemum or sunburst motif to it.
Looking forward to your guys' opinions!