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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Date:
blade, 16th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), baleen, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), silver, gold, copper
Dimensions:
L. 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm); L. of cutting edge 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm); D. of curvature 1/8 in. (0.33 cm)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number:
91.2.3
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 兼房 (Kanefusa); on the knife handle (kozuka): 雲龍斎一寿 (Unryūsai Kazu[toshi?]).
Ex coll: Ives, cat. no. 374
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