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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Date: blade, 16th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, silver, gold, copper, ray skin (same), baleen, ,coarse hair, lacquer
Dimensions: Overall L. 15 in. (38.1 cm); blade L. 10 1/2 in. (26.4 cm)
Classification: Daggers
Credit Line: Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number: 91.2.3

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