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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date: 18th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper alloy (sentoku), copper, gold, silver, iron, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), textile (silk), rayskin (samé), horn
Dimensions: L. 23 3/8 in. (59.4 cm); L. of blade 13 3/4 in. (34.9 cm)
Classification: Daggers
Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number: 91.1.884

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