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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Date: blade, 16th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), baleen, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), silver, gold, copper
Dimensions: L. 14 7/8 in. (37.8 cm); L. of blade 9 7/8 in. (25.1 cm); D. of curvature 1/8 in. (0.33 cm)
Classification: Daggers
Credit Line: Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number: 91.2.3

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