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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date: blade, 17th century; mounting, late 18th–19th century
Geography: Fukui Prefecture
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), thread, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), gold, copper
Dimensions: L. 18 1/8 in. (46.1 cm); L. of blade 12 1/4 in. (31.2 cm); D. of curvature 1/8 in. (0.3 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number: 91.1.876

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