Art/ Collection/ Art Object

Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date:
blade, late 16th–early 17th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood (Rosewood), lacquer, copper, gold, silver, bone
Dimensions:
L. 23 in. (58.4 cm); L. of blade 18 5/8 in. (47.3 cm); L. of cutting edge 14 7/16 in. (36.7 cm); D. of curvature 5/16 in. (0.8 cm)
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.1719a–c
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 神田兼□ (Kanda Kane[kage?]); on the side of the piece (kibata-mei): 政・随 (Shō / zui).
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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