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Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date: blade, 16th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, brass, shibuichi, shakudo, copper, gold, ray skin, textile, lacquer
Dimensions: L. of blade 11 3/16 in. (29.7 cm); L. overall 22 11/16 in. (57.6 cm)
Classification: Daggers
Credit Line: Edward C. Moore Collection, Bequest of Edward C. Moore, 1891
Accession Number: 91.1.885

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