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Smallsword with Scabbard

Date: ca. 1730
Culture: Japanese, possibly Deshima, for the Western market
Medium: Shakudō (an allow of copper and gold), gold, steel, wood, leather
Dimensions: Length overall 38 in. ( 96.52 cm) Length of blade 31 3/4 in. ( 80.65 cm) Gr. width of blade 0 3/4 in. ( 1.91 cm) Gr. thickness of blade 0 5/16 in. ( 0.79 cm) Hardness of blade 20-40
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Gift of Jean Jacques Reubell, in memory of his mother, Julia C. Coster, and of his wife, Adeline E. Post, both of New York City, 1926
Accession Number: 26.145.327

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