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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date:
blade, 17th century; mounting, late 18th–19th century
Geography:
Fukui Prefecture
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), thread, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), gold, copper
Dimensions:
L. 18 1/8 in. (46.1 cm); L. of blade 17 1/16 in. (43.3 cm); L. of cutting edge 12 1/4 in. (31.2 cm); D. of curvature 1/8 in. (0.3 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.876
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 越前國下坂 (Echizen no Kuni Shimosaka) (Shimosaka, Echizen Province [present-day Fukui Prefecture]).
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