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Blade and Two Sets of Mountings for a Sword (Katana)

Date:
blade, mid–late 14th century; mountings, late 19th–early 20th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, ray skin (samé), thread, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), iron, copper
Dimensions:
L. 37 1/4 in. (94.6 cm); L. mounted as a Slung Sword 37 7/8 in. (96.2 cm); L. of blade 34 5/8 in. (87.9 cm); L. of cutting edge 27 3/16 in. (69.1 cm); D. of curvature 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number:
36.120.428a–e
Not on view
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