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Blade and Mounting for a Double-Edged Dagger (Ken)

Date:
blade, late 12th–early 13th century; mounting, 14th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, copper, gold
Dimensions:
L. of blade 12 1/16 in. (30.6 cm); L. of cutting edge 8 3/16 in. (20.8 cm); L. of hilt 3 13/16 in. (9.7 cm)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.1369a–c
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 神息 (Jinsoku).
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