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Blade and Mounting for a Sword (Katana)

Date: blade, late 17th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, silver, taka-bori iro-e, ray skin, leather, lacquer
Dimensions: L. blade: 25 in.; with scabbard: 33-7/8 in.
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number: 91.2.69

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