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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date: blade, 16th century; mounting 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, brass, iron, gold, lacquer, shakudo, ray skin, paper
Dimensions: L. blade, 23 in., with scabbard, 30-3/4 in.
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number: 91.2.52

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