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Smallsword with Scabbard

Date: ca. 1730
Geography: Nagasaki
Culture: Japanese, possibly Dejima, for the Western market
Medium: Copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, steel, wood, leather
Dimensions: L. 38 in. (96.5 cm); L. of blade 31 3/4 in. (80.7 cm); W. of blade 3/4 in. (1.9 cm); D. of blade 5/16 in. (0.8 cm); Wt. 12 oz. (340.19 g); Wt. with scabbard 15 oz. (425.24 g)
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: 26.145.327a, b

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