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Blade and Mounting for a Slung Sword (Tachi)

Swordsmith:
Blade attributed to Norimitsu (Japanese, active ca. 15th century)
Swordsmith:
Blade attributed to the Kozori School (Japanese)
Fittings maker:
mounting signed Harunari (Japanese, active 19th century)
Date:
blade, late 14th–early 15th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), silver, leather, cloisonné, gold, copper, mother-of-pearl
Dimensions:
L. 41 in. (104.2 cm); L. of blade 35 3/16 in. (89.4 cm); L. of cutting edge 28 3/8 in. (72.1 cm); D. of curvature 1 1/16 in. (2.7 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.1695a, b
Not on view
Signature: Mountings signed: Hirata Harunari [with his kakihan (monogram)].

Inscription: Inscribed on the Hilt collar: 平田春就 (Hirata Harunari).
Ex. coll: George C. Stone, New York (no. 2592).George Cameron Stone, New York (by 1934–d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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