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Blade and Mounting for a Dagger (Tantō)

Swordsmith: Blade inscribed by Kuniyoshi (Japanese, active ca. 1525)
Fittings maker: Fittings inscribed by Toshimasa (Japanese, active 19th century)
Fittings maker: Scabbard inscribed by Kajikawa (Japanese, 1652–1724)
Date: blade, dated 1525; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), gold, copper, lacquer, wood, rayskin (samé), textile (silk)
Dimensions: L. 17 in. (43.2 cm); L. of blade 12 in. (30.5 cm)
Classification: Daggers
Credit Line: Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number: 91.2.54

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