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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date: blade, 17th century; mounting, late 18th–19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, copper-gold alloy (Shakudō), copper-silver alloy (Shibuichi), ray skin, textile (silk), lacquer
Dimensions: L. of blade 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm); L. overall 18 1/4 in. (46.3 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number: 91.1.876

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