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Blade and Mounting for a Sword (Katana)

Date: blade, late 17th century; mounting, 19th century
Geography: Mie
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, ray skin (samé), silk, silver, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold
Dimensions: L. 33 7/16 in. (84.9 cm); L. of blade 31 3/8 in. (79.7 cm); L. of cutting edge 24 3/4 in. (62.9 cm); D. of curvature 1/2 in. (1.3 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number: 91.2.69

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