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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Date:
blade, 19th century; mounting, mid–late 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood , lacquer, ivory, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), copper-gold alloy (shakudō), silver
Dimensions:
L. 15 3/8 in. (39.1 cm); L. of blade 13 11/16 in. (34.8 cm); L. of cutting edge 9 1/2 in. (24.1 cm)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number:
91.2.20
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on scabbard: 玉高斎榮之 (Gyokkōsai Hideyuki); on knife blade (kogatana): 信盧 (Shinro).
Brayton C. Ives, New York (until 1891; his sale, American Art Galleries, New York, March 9, 1891 and following days, to Walters); W. T. Walters, New York (1891; his gift to MMA).
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