L. 17 in. (43.2 cm); L. of blade 13 7/16 in. (34.2cm); L. of cutting edge 10 1/16 in. (25.6 cm)
Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Not on view
Kajikawa, a famous nineteenth-century lacquer artist, occasionally collaborated in making sword mountings.
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 助重 (Suke[shige?]); on the scabbard: 梶川作（朱花押） (Kajikawa saku) (Made by Kajikawa [cinnabar monogram]); on Pommel cap and hilt cooar (fuchi-gashira): 桑老斉江川利政（花押） (Furōsai Egawa Toshimasa (kaō)); on the knife handle (kozuka): 桑老斉江川利政（花押） (Furōsai Egawa Toshimasa (kaō)); on sword guard (tsuba): 江川利政（花押） (Egawa Toshimasa (kaō)).
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).