Blade and Mounting for a Slung Sword (Tachi)

Sword maker: Naganori (Japanese, active 13th century)
Date: blade, late 13th–early 14th century; mounting, 18th–early 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, rayskin (samé), thread, gold, silver
Dimensions: L. 32 7/8 in. (83. 5 cm); L. of blade 19 5/8 in. (49.8 cm); D. of curvature 5/16 in. (0.75 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of the family of Dr. Francis E. Doughty, 1907
Accession Number: 07.109.5

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