Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date:
blade, 17th century; mounting 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, ray skin (samé), baleen, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), dark red copper (hiirodō)
Dimensions:
L. 24 3/4 in. (62.9 cm); L. of blade 17 1/4 in. (43.9 cm); L. of cutting edge 12 1/2(31.8 cm); D. of curbvature 3/16 in. (0.5 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
The Howard Mansfield Collection, Gift of Howard Mansfield, 1936
Accession Number:
36.120.423a–d
Not on view
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