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Blade and Mounting for a Slung Sword (Tachi)

Fittings maker:
Fittings inscribed by Kazunori (Japanese, 1824–1876)
Date:
blade, 17th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), baleen, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), gold, silver, coral
Dimensions:
L. 35 15/16 in. (91.3 cm); L. of blade 33 3/4 in. (85.7 cm); L. of cutting edge 26 1/16 in. (66.2 cm); D. of curvature 5/8 (1.6 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.1729a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 則房 (Norifusa); on the hilt collar (fuchi): 一則鐫 (Kazunori kizamu) (Carved by Kazunori); on the cord knob (kurigata): 一則 (Kazunori); on the chape (kojiri): 一則 (Kazunori).
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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