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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Date: blade, 1560; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, gold, silver, shibuichi, lacquer, ray skin, baleen
Dimensions: L. with scabbard: 33 in.; L. of blade: 27.
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number: 91.2.64

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