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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Date:
blade, 16th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), leather, string, gold, iron
Dimensions:
L. 18 3/8 in. (46.7 cm); L. of blade 12 3/4 in. (32.4 cm); L. of cutting edge 9 3/16 in. (23.4 cm)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
91.1.877
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the knife blade (kogatana): (菊紋)丹波守吉道 ((Kiku-mon) Tanba no Kami Yoshimichi) ([Chrysanthemum crest] Yoshimichi, the Governor of Tanba Province).
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