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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Swordsmith: Blade attributed to Momokawa Nagayoshi (Japanese, active early 15th century)
Fittings maker: Mounting inscribed by Kanō Natsuo (Japanese, 1828–1898)
Date: blade, early 15th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, gold, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), silver, wood, lacquer
Dimensions: L. 13 1/2 in. (34.3 cm); L. of blade 10 1/2 in. (26.7 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number: 91.2.30

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