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Blade for a Straight Single-Edged Sword (Chokutō)

Date:
ca. 7th century
Geography:
Kai province
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Iron
Dimensions:
L. 39 3/4 in. (101 cm)
Classification:
Sword Blades
Credit Line:
Gift of Bashford Dean, by exchange, 1906
Accession Number:
06.310.6
Not on view
From a burial mound at Kasugai, Kai province, Japan; Ex. coll.: Imperial Museum, Tokyo, Japan; Bashford Dean, New York.
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