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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Date:
blade, 19th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, ray skin (samé), baleen, brass, silver, iron, copper
Dimensions:
L. 18 3/8 in. (46.6 cm); L. of blade 16 1/8 in. (40.9 cm); L. of cutting edge 11 13/16 in. (30 cm)
Classification:
Daggers
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.1709a–d
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on the tang of the blade: 明寿 (Myōju).
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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