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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date: blade, 19th century; mountings, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), leather, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper-silver alloy (shibuichi)
Dimensions: L. 27 7/16 in. (69.7 cm); L. of blade 19 1/16 in. (48.4 cm); D. of curvature 3/4 in. (1.9 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number: 91.2.50

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