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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

blade, 19th century; mounting, late 19th century
Steel, wood, lacquer, cloisonné, coral, mother-of-pearl, tortoiseshell, silver
L. of blade 12 7/8 in. (32.7 cm); L. of cutting edge 8 11/16 in. (22.1 cm); D. of curvature 5 /16 in. (0.3 cm)
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the cinnabar inset plate of the scabbard (tanzaku-mei): 政光 (Masamitsu); on the kife handle: 宗直 (Munenao).
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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