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Blades and Mountings for a Pair of Swords (Daishō)

Swordsmith:
Sword (Katana) blade inscribed by Tadahiro (second generation) (Japanese, active mid-17th century)
Swordsmith:
Short sword (Wakizashi) blade inscribed by Masatoshi (Japanese, active early 17th century)
Date:
sword (katana) blade, dated 1636; short sword (wakizashi) blade, early 17th century; mountings, late 18th–early 19th century
Culture:
Japanese
Medium:
Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), rayskin, silk
Classification:
Swords
Credit Line:
Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number:
36.25.1751a, b, .1752a–d
Not on view
George Cameron Stone, New York (until d. November 18, 1935; his bequest to MMA).
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