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Sword Breaker with Scabbard

Blade inscribed with attribution to Gassan Sadakazu (Japanese, Setsu (now Osaka), 1834–1918)
late 19th century; scabbard 17th–early 18th century
Steel, leather, textile, copper alloy
L. 18 1/2 in. (47.0 cm)
Fencing Equipment
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.2921a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Setsuyo No Ju Gasan Hayato Sadakazu Saku
[William Ockelford Oldman, London, before November 18, 1935; sold to Stone]; George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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