L. 22 13/16 in. (57.9 cm); L. of blade 15 1/16 in. (38.2 cm); L. of cutting edge 11 1/8 in. (28.2 cm); D. of curvature 1/8 in. (0.3 cm)
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 重武作 (Shigetake Saku) (Made by Shigetake); on the scabbard, inside the kozuka-hitsu: 應需大邑月潮作之 (Motome ni ōji Ōmura Getchō kore wo tsukuru) (Ōmura Getchō made this to an order); on the knife handle (kozuka): 奈良利勝 (Nara Toshikatsu); on the sword guard (tsuba), obverse: 大月光弘 (Ōtsuki Mitsuhiro); reverse: 文政九丙戌年八月日鐫之 (Bunsei ku hinoe-inu doshi hachi-gatsu hi kore wo hour) (Carved this in the ninth year of Bunsei , hinoe-dog, eighth moth, day).
Edward C. Moore, New York (until d. 1891; his bequest to MMA).