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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date: blade, 16th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, copper alloy (sentoku), copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper, gold, silver, rayskin (samé), textile (silk)
Dimensions: L. 22 11/16 in. (57.6 cm); L. of blade 11 3/16 in. (29.7 cm)
Classification: Daggers
Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number: 91.1.885

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