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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Blade attributed to Yasutsugu
(Japanese, active late 16th–early 17th century)

Fittings maker: Fittings by Nakamura Kazuyuki (Japanese, active early 19th century)
Date: blade, late 16th–early 17th century; mounting, dated 1828
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, silver, copper, leather, lacquer
Dimensions: Overall (w/ scabbard) L. 18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm)
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: H. O. Havemeyer Collection, Bequest of Mrs. H. O. Havemeyer, 1929
Accession Number: 29.100.1370a–c

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