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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Swordsmith: Blade attributed to Ko Uda (Japanese, Nanbokuchō period, mid–late 14th century)
Date: blade, mid-14th century; mounting, mid–late 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, gold, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), copper, wood, lacquer
Dimensions: L. 23 1/8 in. (58.7 cm); L. of blade 17 in. (43.2 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number: 91.2.48

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