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Blade and Mounting for a Short Sword (Wakizashi)

Swordsmith: Blade inscribed by Masatoshi (Japanese, active early 17th century)
Date: blade, early 17th century; mounting, late 18th–early 19th century
Culture: Japanese
Medium: Steel, wood, lacquer, copper-gold alloy (shakudō), gold, copper-silver alloy (shibuichi), rayskin, silk
Classification: Swords
Credit Line: Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935
Accession Number: 36.25.1752a–d

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