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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Date: blade, dated 1869; mounting, mid–late 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, silver, copper
Dimensions: L. 13 1/8 in. (33.3 cm); L. of blade 8 1/4 in. (21 cm)
Classification: Daggers
Credit Line: Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number: 91.2.7

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