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Blade and Mounting for a Sword (Katana)

Date: blade, late 17th century; mounting, 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, silver, gold, ray skin (samé), lacquer, wood, silk
Dimensions: L. 33 3/4 in. (85.7 cm); L. of blade 25 1/16 in. (63.6 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of Brayton Ives and W. T. Walters, 1891
Accession Number: 91.2.69

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