Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

blade, 18th century; mounting, late 18th–early 19th century
Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), leather, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), iron, gold
L. 22 7/8 in. (58.1 cm); L. of blade 19 9/16 in. (49.7 cm); L. of cutting edge 15 7/16 in. (36.7 cm); D. of curvature 1/4 in. (0.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number:
Not on view
Related Objects

Straight, Double-Edged Sword Blade (Ken)

Date: 5th century Medium: Steel Accession: 06.310.8 On view in:Gallery 377

Blades and Mountings for a Pair of Swords (Daishō)

Artist: Blades inscribed by Naotane Taikei (Japanese, Yamagata 1778–1857 Edo) Date: blades, dated 1839; mountings, 19th century Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin, silk, iron, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper, gold, silver, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi) Accession: 91.2.56, .84 On view in:Gallery 378

Blade for a Dagger (Tantō)

Artist: Blade inscribed by Rai Kunitoshi (Japanese, active ca. 1290–ca. 1320) Date: ca. 1315–16 Medium: Steel Accession: 1991.373a, b On view in:Gallery 378

Blade and Mounting for a Slung Sword (Tachi)

Artist: Blade inscribed by Kiyomitsu (Japanese, active in Osafune, Bizen province, early 16th century) Date: blade dated 1533; mounting, 19th century Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, leather, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, iron copper Accession: 36.25.1694a, b On view in:Gallery 378

Sword Guard (Tsuba)

Date: late 14th century Medium: Iron, copper Accession: 2005.430 On view in:Gallery 378