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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Date:
blade, late 19th century; mounting, late 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, baleen, gold, silver
Dimensions:
L. 15 1/4 in. (38.7 cm); L. of blade 13 in. (33 cm); L. of cutting edge 9 3/16 in. (23.4 cm)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number:
29.100.1364a–c
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 信秀 (Nobuhide).
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