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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Date:
blade, mid-19th century mounting, mid–late 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, baleen, gold, silver
Dimensions:
L. 11 11/16 in. (29.7 cm);L. of blade 10 7/8 in. (27.6); L. of cutting edge 7 1/2 in. (19.1 cm)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.1372a, b
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 月山貞一(刻印) (Gassan Sadakazu (koku-in)) (Gassan Sadakazu [stamped seal]); on the scabbard: 藤光正(花押) (Tō Mitsumasa (kaō)); on the pommel cap an dhilt collar (fuchi-gashira): (Gotō Mitsumasa (kaō)); on the chape (kojiri): 光正(花押) (Mitsumasa (kaō)).
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